Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies

Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies
Middlebury: Middlebury College: Department of Japanese Studies
Location: Middlebury, VT

The Middlebury College Department of Japanese Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Japanese language and literature/culture beginning September 2018. The successful candidate will be asked to teach Japanese language at all levels and offer courses on Japanese literature or other Japanese Studies topics (taught in English), teaching a balance of language and content courses. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese, a Ph.D. in hand or near completion in humanities or other Japanese Studies field, and some experience teaching Japanese at the college level. Experience teaching Japanese literature or other Japan-centered field in English is also desirable, but not required.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Application deadline is November 1. Please indicate in your letter of application whether you will be attending the MLA meetings January 4-7, 2018 in New York City. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials, we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, submit letter of application addressed to the committee chair, Professor Linda White, curriculum vitae, writing sample, such as a published article or a chapter of the dissertation and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which should speak to teaching ability. More information at

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