The Asian Studies Program of Bates College, a highly selective private liberal arts college located in south-central Maine, invites applications and nominations for a three-year position as visiting assistant professor in Japanese. The position will begin August 1, 2013 with a course load of five courses per year.
A Ph.D. is preferred but ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates must exhibit native/near native proficiency in Japanese and English, maintain a commitment to teaching language courses in a liberal arts setting, and demonstrate training and experience in Japanese language pedagogy. The successful candidate will be able to teach all levels of Japanese language as well as courses in Japanese literature and culture. We particularly welcome applicants with expertise in modern literature, film studies, and/or cultural studies.
The college and the Asian Studies Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area.
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and remain open until the position is filled. For more information about Asian Studies at Bates, see our webpage (http://www.bates.edu/asian/ ).
Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480, at firstname.lastname@example.org  a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for at least three references, one of whom can speak to the candidate’s teaching experience/expertise. Send only the documents listed; we may request additional materials (e.g., letters of recommendation, graduate school transcripts, writing sample, course evaluations, syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, etc.) after initial review. Please include your last name and R2135 in the subject line of all submissions.
Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu .