Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies - Tenure Track (Japanese Studies)

Gettysburg, PA
Sep 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary: The Department of East Asian Studies at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2018. The successful candidate would be able to teach all levels of Japanese language and culture. The department encourages applications from candidates whose teaching, scholarship, or governance would contribute to the diversity of the campus curriculum and community. 

Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year, maintaining an active research agenda, advising undergraduate students, and participating in governance at the departmental and College levels:

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have a commitment to teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show clear potential for scholarly engagement and student advising. The teaching load includes all levels of Japanese language and non-language courses, which add diversity to our curriculum. Specialization is open, but preference given to those with a research specialty in cinema/media studies/visual culture, gender and sexuality studies, theatre, or literature.

Required: Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English; a record of successful teaching at the college or university level in both Japanese language and non-language courses; familiarity with technology based learning environments, and willingness to contribute to our departmental programs. Ph.D. preferred; ABD considered.

Application Details: Visit our website to submit your electronic application: Please include a curriculum vitae; a cover letter, addressed to Professor Jing Li, Chair, East Asian Studies Department; a statement of teaching philosophy; and contact information for three professional references. Additional materials, including a language teaching demonstration, may be requested later in the process. References will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness. Applications and letters of recommendation received by November 15 will receive fullest consideration. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Li:

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