POSITION: Japanese Studies, pre-1900, University of Chicago

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University of Chicago, East Asian Languages and Civilizations



Institution Type:  

College / University


Illinois, United States


Instructor, Post-Doctoral Fellow


The University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position at the rank of Instructor in Pre-1900 Japanese Studies.  We seek researchers pursuing innovative work in the fields of literature, religion, performance studies, visual culture, and related fields to apply.  The successful candidate, appointed at the rank of Instructor, will teach two undergraduate courses over the course of the academic year and will be expected to participate actively in the graduate workshops, symposia, and other events associated with the Japanese Studies program.  A University of Chicago faculty member will serve as a mentor to the Postdoctoral Researcher.  Applicants are required to have their Ph.D. in hand by the expected start date of appointment, and to have earned their Ph.D. no earlier than 2012.  The initial appointment is for two years, and renewal for a third year is possible, contingent upon budgetary approval and satisfactory review of performance.   Salary is competitive and includes benefits.  The anticipated start date for the appointment is September 1, 2018.

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.


Applicants must submit:

1) a letter of application,

2) abstract and one chapter of the dissertation (or other suitable writing sample),

3) syllabi of two proposed courses,

4) a current curriculum vitae, and

5) two letters of recommendation.


All materials except letters of recommendation must be submitted online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at academiccareers.uchicago.edu for posting 03666.


Letters of recommendation can be sent in any of the following ways:

1) uploading at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website (additional submission information for recommendation letters will be provided during the application process)

2) emailing a signed pdf to ealc@uchicago.edu

3) using Interfolio

4) mailing a signed original letter to EALC, The University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th Street, Wb. 301, Chicago, IL 60637, attn. D. Brennan


Position contingent on final budgetary approval.


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.






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Japanese History / Studies

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