POSITION, Assistant Professor of Japanese, Asian Studies, Bates College

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Bates College, Asian Studies

Assistant Professor of Japanese


Institution Type:  College / University
Location:  MaineUnited States
Position:  Assistant Professor


The Asian Studies Program at Bates College, a private liberal arts college located in southern Maine with a rich history of diverse coeducation, invites applications for a tenure–track Assistant Professor position in Japanese language, literature, and culture to begin in Fall 2018.


Ph.D. is preferred but ABD candidates will be considered. Superior proficiency in Japanese and English is required. The Program hopes to appoint a candidate with interests in one or more of the following, considered in terms of their positions within the larger context of East Asia: modern Japanese literature, film, and popular culture. A commitment to teaching language courses, as well as experience in Japanese language pedagogy, are expected. The course load is a 5-course combination of culture and language courses annually. For more information about Asian Studies at Bates, see our webpage (https://www.bates.edu/asian/). The new faculty member has the opportunity to make a key contribution to an innovative and forward-looking Program with majors in Chinese, Japanese, and East Asian Studies.  

We welcome applications from individuals capable of contributing to Bates College’s ongoing commitment to social and cultural diversity and inclusiveness. Bates College and the Asian Studies Program are committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity, including our capacity for teaching students from all backgrounds. Faculty members are expected to contribute to these goals, and we expect candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area in their cover letter and in two-page teaching and scholarship statements.


Applicants should submit the following materials: a letter of application (cover letter), two-page teaching and research statements, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which speaks to teaching), academic transcripts, and, if available, sample syllabi of relevant courses and recent teaching evaluations. Review of applications begins November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position has been filled.

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.





Primary Category:Japanese History / Studies
Secondary Categories:Asian History / Studies
Posting Date:09/11/2017
Closing Date12/10/2017
Categories: Jobs