Assistant or Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Literature

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Working Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Literature

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-07-2017

Posting Summary:
The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an assistant or associate professor of modern Japanese literature concentrating on any period between the nineteenth and twenty-first centuries. We especially encourage those whose research or teaching interests also involve film, popular culture and media studies. Responsibilities include advising and two undergraduate courses per semester. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. The anticipated start date is August 25, 2019.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0623991. Complete a Candidate Profile online and submit the following: an application letter outlining current and planned research; CV; a chapter-length writing sample; a teaching statement; course evaluations (if available); and two syllabi addressing the candidate's area(s) of expertise in one content survey and one fourth-year language seminar (as other 1 and 2). Please also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to Ms. Jean Blackwell, Administrative Supervisor, Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781 or via email to [email protected]

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Gustav Heldt, Modern Japanese Literature Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Ms. Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor, at [email protected]

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The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 1/6/2019
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