Position, Department Head, East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon

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University of Oregon, East Asian Languages and Literatures
Department Head, East Asian Languages and Literatures

Institution Type:    College / University
Location:    Oregon, United States
Position:    Associate Professor, Department Chair, Full Professor

Advanced Associate or Full Professor to Head Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon.

The College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon, invites applications for a tenure-track advanced associate or full professor to head the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL). EALL offers instruction in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and courses focused on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean linguistics, literatures, and cultures.  The department offers bachelor’s degrees in Chinese and Japanese, master’s and doctoral degrees in Chinese Literature and Linguistics; master’s and doctoral degrees in Japanese Studies; an undergraduate minor in Korean Studies (a major is being developed) and accepts master’s and doctoral students in Korean Studies.

We seek a well-published scholar and accomplished teacher and administrator whose research expertise will contribute to the vibrant East Asian Studies community at the UO, which emphasizes specific area studies as well as transnational perspectives. Requirements include a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, a current appointment as an advanced associate professor or full professor, and previous administrative experience. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The successful candidate will serve as department head for a three-year term, with the possibility of continuation; will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his area of competence; and will participate in graduate advising, including serving on M.A. and Ph.D. committees for EALL and associated departments. While the area of specialization is open, we have particular interest in scholars with expertise in one of the following areas: Japanese visual culture; premodern Japanese literature; Chinese visual culture; transnational media and culture. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 25,000. The Eugene metropolitan area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and a progressive cultural environment.  We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains.  The university is an AAU research institution and a member of the PAC-12 conference.

Please submit a statement detailing research and teaching interests and administrative experience, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references to www.academicjobsonline.org  Applications will be reviewed beginning November 20, 2014, until the position is filled.  For inquires about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Associate Dean for Humanities Judith R. Baskin (jbaskin @uoregon.edu).

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.


Associate Dean for Humanities Judith R. Baskin

Website:  www.uoregon.edu

Posting Date:  10/16/2014
Closing Date  12/31/2015