Job Opening: Japanese or Chinese Studies, Northern Arizona U.

Institution: Northern Arizona University, Department of Comparative Cultural Studies
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Position: Instructor in Asian Studies with a focus on Japan or China

The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies (CCS) at Northern Arizona University seeks to hire an Instructor in Asian Studies with a focus on Japan or China, commencing Fall 2016. Responsibilities include teaching four classes per semester, mentoring students in the Asian Studies Interdisciplinary Global programs, and service responsibilities as assigned by the Chair in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies.

Minimum Qualifications:
-M.A. degree in Asian Studies with a focus on Japan or China, or in a humanistic discipline (such as Humanities, Literature and/or Religious Studies) with a focus on Japan or China, conferred by the contract start date in August 2016.
-Taught at least one course as the instructor of record at the college and/or university level.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Ph.D. degree in Asian Studies with a focus on Japan or China, or in a humanistic discipline (such as Humanities, Literature and/or Religious Studies) with a focus on Japan or China Evidence of success in teaching as instructor of record at the college/university level.
-Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations on campus and in the community.

Salary and Benefits: $40,000 for the academic year. This is a Faculty position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/

To apply: Go to http://nau.edu/…/Careers/Faculty-and-Administrator-Openings/, click on “Faculty and Administrator Job Openings,” and select “Instructor, Asian Studies – 602401.”

Application must include one attachment that contains:
• Letter of application detailing teaching experience and addressing the courses you are prepared to teach and/or develop; see http://catalog.nau.edu/Courses/index
• Curriculum Vitae including names and contact information for three professional references
• One sample syllabus from a course on East Asian Culture(s), Humanities and/or Religion(s)
• Student evaluations from a course on East Asian Culture(s), Humanities and/or Religion(s)
• Unofficial Transcripts

(Additional materials may be requested of finalists selected for interview.) Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document. If you have problems submitting application attachments, please contact the department for assistance.

Please also arrange to have three (3) confidential letters of recommendation sent to the committee chair, Dr. Zsuzsanna Gulacsi at zsuzsanna.gulacsi@nau.edu

Review of applications begins on March 9, 2016. This position will be open until filled or closed.

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About Travis

I am an aspiring scholar of Japanese & Luchuan history with a particular interest in cultural history & the arts, from the traditional to the contemporary, the elite to the popular.
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