Job Opening: Clinical Assistant Professor, Japanese Cultural Studies


Position: Clinical Assistant Professor, Japanese Cultural Studies
Institution: State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, NY
Application Deadline: 1 July 2018

From official job posting (https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/14263):

Position Title Clinical Assistant Professor, Japanese Cultural Studies
Posting Number F1800061
Employer State
Appointment Term Term
Position Type UUP Faculty

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The University at Buffalo invites applications for a full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor position in Japanese Cultural Studies. The appointment will be made in the Asian Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The position requires teaching up to four interdisciplinary courses per semester in humanities and/or social sciences. These include but are not limited to courses in Japanese anime, a survey of Asian literature, and a first-year seminar on Japan Studies. The clinical instructor will be responsible for developing new courses that prepare students for professional careers in Asia or with Asian business and communities. These courses could include topics such as media and popular culture (including film, journalism, music and dance); literature; history; urban societies; gender and sexuality; religion; politics; migration; labor; technology; food; and other courses related to Asian Studies. Courses will be initially taught at the undergraduate level with the potential to develop future graduate courses. The 3-year term appointment has no research obligation. The position offers comparable clinical faculty salary and state employee benefits.

Hiring will be for the 2018-2019 academic year. Candidates must have completed a PhD in Asian Studies or a related field at the time of application and demonstrate experience and excellence in teaching courses in Asian Studies. The candidate’s disciplinary focus is open. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in developing online modules and courses.

Review of applications begins May 15, 2018. The following documents are required:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• A teaching packet which includes: a statement of teaching philosophy; two sample syllabi (including one for a course on Japanese anime); and a sample of course evaluations
• Names and contact information for three to five references

UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Asian Studies or related field; demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching courses in Asian Studies.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
FTE 1.00
Campus As Assigned
Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications begins May 15, 2018. The following documents are required:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• A teaching packet which includes: a statement of teaching philosophy; two sample syllabi (including one for a course on Japanese anime); and a sample of course evaluations
• Names and contact information for three to five references

All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.
Additional Information

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Contact Information

Contact’s Name Asian Studies Program
Contact’s Title
Contact’s Email Asian-Studies@buffalo.edu
Contact’s Phone 716-645-3474

Posting Dates

Posted 05/02/2018
Deadline for Applicants 07/01/2018
Date to be filled 08/23/2018

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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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