Job Opening: Japanese Literature and Culture, Postdoctoral Research Associate

job opening - 5Institution:   Washington University in St. Louis, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Location:   Missouri, United States
Position:   Post-Doctoral Fellow; Japanese Literature and Culture Postdoctoral Research Associate

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS seeks highly promising post-doctoral candidates in Japanese literature and/or culture for a one-year post-doctoral teaching position 2014-2015 in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.  The field of specialization is open to any in Japanese culture broadly defined but preference is given to those with training in literature of any era.   Applicants with additional expertise in another East Asian field are strongly encouraged. Candidates must have native or near native proficiency in modern Japanese and English and should be able to teach thematic courses in their academic discipline in Japanese as well as both introductory classes and seminars in English.  We are interested in a dynamic scholar who is prepared to engage with both graduate and undergraduate students and interested in exploring and developing new pedagogical strategies.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Japanese literature or a related field by the time of appointment and should be no more than three years beyond receipt of their doctorate. The teaching load is four courses per year.

Applicants must apply through the Washington University HR website:  Job ID number: 27281. Applications should include a cover letter, descriptions of two courses and sample syllabi, if available, a CV, a research statement of up to 1,500 words, and a sample of recent work. These materials should be uploaded to the HR website. Three letters of reference should be emailed directly by the referees to Search Committee Chair, Professor Rebecca Copeland, at Application review will begin March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Employment eligibility verification required upon employment.

Contact: Inquiries may be addressed to



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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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