Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures

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Winston Salem, NC

Full time

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Job Description Summary
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Wake Forest University is seeking to fill a tenure-track position in Japanese to begin Fall 2019.

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Position Description:

The responsibilities include teaching all levels of Japanese language, Japanese literature, culture and film, as well as classes in the candidate's specific research areas. Applicants must have a PhD in Japanese literature, culture, or a related field, and native or near-native fluency in English and Japanese, and are expected to have a strong commitment to both teaching and research.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. A digital recording that demonstrates the applicant's teaching ability in a classroom setting, not to exceed 20 minutes, is suggested. Applicants may upload their recordings to their preferred streaming service (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) and submit the hyperlink to these recordings (including a password, if the recordings are secure) with application materials. Technical questions regarding the online application system should be directed to: [email protected] For questions about the position, contact Alessandra Von Burg, [email protected] Review of applications will begin on October 31 and continue until the position is filled.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, with 5100 undergraduates, 3000 professional and graduate students, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto Pro Humanitate . For quick facts about the University, go to .

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina - part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated and is known as the "City of the Arts and Innovation," Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

This institution offers benefits to domestic partners and spouses.

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Time Type Requirement
Full time

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Posted: 9/14/2018
Application Due: 11/12/2018
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