Job Opening: Japanese Language and Culture, Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

job opening - 5Institution: University of the South, Asian Studies Program
Location: Tennessee, United States
Position: Tenure-track assistant professor, Japanese language and culture

The Asian Studies Program of Sewanee:  The University of the South seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship of Japanese language and culture to begin August 2013.  Teaching load for this position is five courses per year and will include two courses on Japanese language, one survey course of Japanese culture and civilization, and two topical courses on Japanese culture based on the appointees expertise, including literature, film, art, and music.  In the cultural courses, the program has some interest in seeking candidates who might include themes related to portrayal of gender roles in Japanese literature and visual culture and that otherwise integrate analysis of visual elements and written texts.  The successful candidate will show evidence of effective classroom teaching and commitment to scholarly research and publication. The University of the South comprises a highly-regarded College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology.  It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds.  It is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessees Cumberland Plateau.  Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample, sample syllabi, course evaluations, an official graduate transcript, and at least three letters of recommendation to: http://www2.sewanee.edu/printservices/faculty_hiring. For full consideration applications must be received by January 24, 2013. Sewanee is an Equal-Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Contact:

Scott Wilson, Director, Asian Studies, Sewanee:  The University of the South
swilson@sewanee.edu

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history and hopes to one day be competent enough to teach it to others.
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