Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Japanese)

Job description

Job ID: 44300

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics


The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies, to begin August 8, 2019.

We welcome applicants with a broad range of research interests whose area of concentration primarily focuses on Edo period or later. We welcome scholarship that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and/or engages multiple historical periods, cultures, or languages. Candidates should have a record of distinguished scholarly research and be committed both to excellence in teaching and to enhancing the department's programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Near or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English is required. Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service.

Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Contact Info

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Laura Lee, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research statement, writing sample, teaching statement, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Laura Lee, Chair of the Japanese Search Committee using the link above.

All documents except the letters of recommendation should be uploaded as a single PDF.

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Open until filled

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2018 and remain open until the position is filled.

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Posted: 12/8/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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