Job Opening: tenure-track position in Japanese Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a tenure-track position in (open rank) in Japanese Studies in the Department of Asian Studies. The position is open to all candidates who have attained a Ph.D. degree or to advanced graduate students who expect to be granted their Ph.D. no later than July 1, 2019.

Job requirements:

The position is open for all fields of Japanese Studies. Candidates must exhibit the ability to conduct high-quality academic research which draws on Japanese-language sources. Knowledge of other Asian languages is an advantage.

The position is open to individuals who hold a doctorate degree and for advanced doctoral students whose Ph.D. will be conferred no later than July 1, 2019.

Responsibilities include the teaching of required and elective courses in the candidate’s field(s) of specialization (at B.A. and M.A. degree levels). Successful candidates are expected to conduct independent and original research at the highest academic level, demonstrate academic leadership, compete for Israeli and international research grants and have the ability to cooperate with colleagues within the Faculty of Humanities and beyond.

Where pertinent and in accordance with inter-departmental needs, a joint departmental appointment or teaching sharing arrangement may be considered, combining with one of several departments and cognate areas of study in the Humanities.

The Hebrew University’s main language of instruction is Hebrew. Nonetheless, the possibility of teaching one or more graduate courses in English may be entertained. Candidates whose Hebrew proficiency is such that they would not be comfortable teaching in Hebrew will be encouraged to master the Hebrew language sufficiently during the initial years following their appointment.

Qualified candidates will be invited for a campus visit, which will include a job talk, an interview and meetings with department members.

For additional details, please contact the department chair, Dr. Orna Naftali, at, or the Head of the Japan Section of the Department of Asian Studies, Prof. Nissim Otmazgin, at

Further information about the Department of Asian Studies can be found at the following website:

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