Job Opening: Japanese Literature and Culture, Washington University in St. Louis

Institution: Washington University in St. Louis, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Location: Missouri, United States
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in Japanese literature and culture to begin in August 2018.  The course load will be four courses over two semesters, preference given to a candidate who can teach our large introductory lecture course, Japanese Civilization. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Japanese literature or a related field by the start of the appointment, should be no more than three years beyond receipt of their doctorate, and should be able to demonstrate prior successful teaching experience, as well as evidence of an active research agenda.

Applicants must apply through the Washington University HR website:  Job ID number: 39370.   Applications must include a cover letter, current CV, at least two syllabi of proposed undergraduate courses, a research statement for the year of appointment (up to 1,500 words), and a writing sample (no longer than 30 pages).  These materials should be uploaded to the HR website. Three letters of reference should be emailed directly by the referees to Search Committee Chair, Professor Rebecca Copeland, at

Application review will begin March 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Please follow the directions below for uploading ADDITIONAL documents to your profile.

Log into your account.
Click on ‘My Activities’.
Click on ‘Add Attachment’.
Choose attachment type and purpose and click ‘Upload Attachment’.
Browse for document on your computer and upload file.

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, and encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.

Contact:Phone: 314-935-4448


About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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