UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, Irvine, CA 92697-6000. The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for an open rank position in Japanese Environmental Humanities, appointment to begin 1 July 2019.
Discipline is open to Japanese cinema, literature, philosophy, history, theater, anthropology, visual studies, political thought, or any field that uses Japanese texts to study the relation between nature and society, science and politics, the material and the ideal. Teaching responsibilities include lectures and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level, plus graduate advising. This hire is supported by a Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support (IPS) grant and part of a campus initiative to 1) establish UC Irvine as a major center for Environment and Sustainability Studies within the field of Japanese Studies and 2) launch a 4+1 MA program in Japanese within the Department of EAS. The successful candidate will have a compelling research profile and strong leadership skills. A Ph.D. is required.
The department will begin reviewing applications November 13, 2018.
Applications should be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04894.
Candidates should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a statement of research and teaching interests, 3) a statement on teaching philosophy, 4) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in line with UC Irvine’s commitment to inclusive excellence https://inclusion.uci.edu/, 5) a current CV, and 6) 3 letters of recommendation. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. Please direct questions about the electronic submission procedure to EAS Department Manager Michelle Hu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and any other questions about the search to Committee Chair Margherita Long (email@example.com). To learn more about the Department, visit www.humanities.uci.edu/eastasian/.