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The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the language areas of Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese. A strong commitment to excellence teaching and research is required. Ideal candidate will have teaching experience at the university level. Native or near-native fluency in one of these languages and English is expected; intermediate proficiency in a second language of these three is desirable.
The successful candidate will have research expertise in one or more of the three language areas, complementing the current faculty of the department including in literature, cultural studies, diaspora studies, film studies, ethnographic studies, and linguistics. We welcome candidates interested in contributing to our interdisciplinary World Cultures and Literatures undergraduate and graduate programs. The candidate will teach language courses at all proficiency levels, and culture courses in the target or English language. The candidate is expected to assist the department chair in developing a Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese program and will have the opportunity to oversee Asian language programs in the future. With over 40,000 students on the University of Houston campus and one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public universities in the nation, UH (www.uh.edu) is a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University.
Applications should be submitted online at http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/careers/
Please upload 1) letter of application, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) unofficial transcripts, 4) research and teaching statements, 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Houston is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese literature, culture, language pedagogy, or in a related field. The successful candidate will have research expertise in one or more of the three language areas, complementing the current faculty of the department including in literature, cultural studies, diaspora studies, film studies, and linguistics.
The Departments are seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for excellence in teaching, experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.
Applicants will be asked to provide names and contact information (email addresses) for three references. Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.