Post-Doctoral Scholar in Japan Studies

Location
Lexington, KY
Posted
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a one-year teaching postdoctoral position to begin August 2017. The successful applicant's home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Japan Studies or in a related field by August 2017.

Responsibilities of the position include teaching three courses per semester including beginning and advanced Japanese language courses (1 or 2 courses per semester), a course (in English) on visual culture with focus on anime and manga plus a topics course (in English) on some aspect of the candidate's research. The person occupying the position will be able to use the remaining quarter of his or her time to conduct research. This individual will be mentored by department faculty members about teaching and research.

Applications must include the following: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement (upload under Specific Request 1), 4), writing sample, and 5) a teaching portfolio (upload under Specific Request 2) that must include: a teaching statement that discusses philosophy, successes, experiments; sample course syllabi; and representative teaching/course evaluations. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Applications will be acknowledged. Deadline for the receipt of applications is June 30, 2017.

Questions about the position may be directed to Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby via email at j.rouhier@uky.edu.




Job Title
Post-Doctoral Scholar in Japan Studies

Requisition Number
FE01032

Working Title


Department Name
8E660:Modern & Classical Languages

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position
Faculty

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

Ph.D. in Japan Studies or related field



Required Related Experience

N/A



Required License/ Registration/Certification

N/A



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Deadline to Apply
06/30/2017

Open Untill Filled
No

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    • HigherEdJobs.com
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Specific Request 1
  5. Specific Request 2
Optional Documents

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