Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture

job opening - 5Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture, University of Florida

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track position in Japanese literature and culture, period open, beginning August 16, 2015. The successful candidate will contribute to the Japan track of the undergraduate B.A. in East Asian Languages and Literatures and will be able to contribute to the objectives of the University in the areas of interdisciplinary studies and internationalization through such activities as course development, curriculum enhancement and a dynamic research agenda.

Activities should synergize with programs beyond the department, such as Film & Media Studies, Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Women’s Studies & Gender Research, and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, which has an extensive Asia collection. Teaching duties will include courses on literature, culture, advanced language, and/or others as appropriate to area of specialization, such as visual media.

The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English is expected. The candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

Applications must be submitted on-line at and must include a letter of application, CV, statement of current and future research plans, two sample syllabi or a statement of teaching philosophy, samples of peer or student teaching evaluations (as available), selected publications or writing sample, dissertation abstract and chapter outline, and three letters of recommendation. For full consideration, application materials should be received by November 30, 2014 and the position will remain open until filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). The recruitment/selection process will be conducted in accordance with Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and public records laws.


About Paula

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