Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Japanese Religion

job opening - 5The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson invites applications for a tenure track position in Japanese Religion at the assistant professor level. Time period and academic specialization is open.

Teaching commitment of two courses per semester will be divided between graduate and undergraduate courses, including lower division general education courses and courses in the candidate’s specialty. As an area studies department, we are especially interested in candidates with interdisciplinary teaching and research potential and highly value candidates with exceptional skill in Japanese language for research and for graduate-level teaching.

The appointment will begin August 2015 by which time Ph.D. must be in hand.
*Statement of research and teaching (length = up to two pages)
*An article or chapter length writing sample
Clarity White
East Asian Studies
University of Arizona
1512 E. First Street
P.O. Box 210105
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0105

Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary screening of applicants will take place at the American Academy of Religion annual meetings in San Diego, November 22-25, 2014. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds. More information about the benefits of working at the University of Arizona can be found at

For more information on the Department of East Asian Studies, please see The University of Arizona is located in the diverse and culturally rich Sonoran Desert city of Tucson; to learn more about Tucson, visit: For more details and to apply for the position, visit: and

For questions about the submission process, please contact Ms. Clarity White ( and about the position, Search Committee Chair Philip Gabriel (


About Paula

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