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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Japanese

Employer
Bard College
Location
Annandale-on-Hudson
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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) - Japanese

Location:
Annandale-on-Hudson
Open Date:
Sep 5, 2022
Close Date:
Dec 15, 2022
Description:

Bard College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Japanese, literature, language, and culture, to begin in Fall 2023. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work is engaged with Japan in translingual or transnational context, with period of specialization open. Such research directions might include: Japanese literature’s engagement with other regions, especially Southeast Asia; transcultural exchange prior to the modern era; writing and the colonial and postcolonial histories of the Japanese empire; the cultural production of the Japanese diaspora in the Americas; the work of immigrant authors in Japan; or deep engagement with the practice of literary translation, among others. The position is supported by a generous grant from the Japan Foundation. 

The position requires a lively interest in undergraduate teaching at a small liberal arts college and a vigorous and active commitment to scholarship. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. prior to appointment and have primary training in the fields of Japanese literary, media, or cultural studies. Ability to teach Japanese language at all levels and courses of one’s specialty is expected. 
 


Application Instructions:

The deadline for application is December 15th 2022.  Applicants should upload a letter of interest describing their research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample, a video of yourself teaching a language class or demo, and three letters of reference to Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/112908
 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

Organization

Undergraduate Degrees

Bard offers courses of study in four divisions—Arts; Languages and Literature; Science, Mathematics, and Computing; and Social Studies—and in interdivisional programs and concentrations. Students may also earn a five-year B.S./B.A. degree in economics and finance. The Bard College Conservatory of Music offers a five-year program in which students pursue a dual degree—a B.Music and a B.A. in a field other than music. Bard and its affiliated institutions also grant the following undergraduate degrees: A.A. at Bard High School Early College; A.A. and B.A. at Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; and through the Bard Prison Initiative at six correctional institutions in New York State.

Graduate Degrees

More than 200 students are seeking graduate degrees: M.A. in curatorial studies, M.Music in vocal arts, conducting, and curatorial, critical, and performance studies, and M.S. in environmental policy, climate science and policy, and economic theory and policy at the Annandale campus; M.F.A. and M.A.T. at multiple campuses; M.B.A. in Sustainability in New York City; and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in the decorative arts, design history, and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan. M.Music degrees are also offered at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Early Colleges

Bard's early colleges educate the next generation of thought leaders, preparing them to be lifetime learners. Bard High School Early Colleges in New York City, Newark, New Jersey, and Cleveland, Ohio; Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; and Bard Early College New Orleans and Bard Early College at the Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy all serve the needs of highly motivated younger students.

International Degrees

Internationally, Bard confers dual B.A. degrees at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Smolny College); American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan; and Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University; as well as dual B.A. and M.A.T. degrees at Al-Quds University in the West Bank.

Cultural Life

Campus life in Annandale is vibrant, with world-class performing arts venues; continuous and varied student activities; and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and in New York City. Students choose from more than a hundred active clubs on campus, and new clubs begin every semester. The Bard College athletic teams are the Raptors. The College’s colors are red and white. The critically acclaimed Bard Music Festival is presented on campus each summer, exploring the life and work of a single composer through chamber music, choral and orchestral performances, symposia, panel discussions, and preconcert talks. Since 2003 the festival has been part of Bard SummerScape, which annually presents operas, films, and theatrical productions that complement the festival’s theme.

Outstanding Faculty

Bard's undergraduate faculty-to-student ratio is 1:10 and courses are taught by full faculty members. Among the many distinguished faculty at Bard College are five MacArthur Fellows—poets John Ashbery and Ann Lauterbach, novelist and memoirist Norman Manea, painter and multimedia artist Judy Pfaff, and journalist Mark Danner. Other notable faculty members include soprano Dawn Upshaw, journalist Ian Buruma, composers Joan Tower and George Tsontakis, poet Robert Kelly, and writers Luc Sante and Francine Prose. Over the years, four recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature have taught at Bard—Saul Bellow, Isaac Bashevis Singer, José Saramago, and Orhan Pamuk. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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