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

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

Location:
Waterville, ME
Open Date:
Oct 25, 2023
Description:

Colby College seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in the Department of East Asian Studies as Assistant Professor (Japanese) to begin on Sept. 1, 2024.  Applicants should have native or near-native ability in both English and Japanese, and be able to teach all levels of Japanese language as well as an occasional course in English in the applicant’s field of academic specialization. Preference will be given to candidates whose field of specialization will broaden our course offerings on modern Japan in any field in the humanities or social sciences including, but not limited to, literary or cultural studies, language pedagogy, anthropology, sociology, and history.  The committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.  Review of applications will begin in early January, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position can be sent to kabesio@colby.edu.  Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/135374:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates a commitment to the value of diversity and inclusive teaching, and a representative sample of current scholarship. 


Qualifications:

Native or Near-Native ability in both English and Japanese

Ph.D. in hand, or expected within the next year

Japanese-Language Teaching Experience and willingness/ability to teach at all levels (1 st -4 th year college

approximately equivalent to Novice to Advanced-Low)

Research Specialization (and preferably publications in) in any field of the Humanities or Social Sciences


Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/135374:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates a commitment to the value of diversity and inclusive teaching, and a representative sample of current scholarship.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.

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Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.


Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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