School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC), Arizona State University

Position ID:ASU-SILC-MJLC [#9855, 12105]
Position Title: Professor, Modern Japanese Literature and Culture
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Modern Japanese Literature and Culture
Japanese literature
Starting Date:2017/09/18
Appl Deadline:2017/11/15 finished (posted 2017/09/18, finished 2018/05/20, listed until 2017/11/15)
Position Description:    

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Professor, Modern Japanese Literature and Culture (Job# 12105) Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures

The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking a full-time, 9-month faculty member at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the area of Modern Japanese Literature and Culture. The successful candidate will contribute to curriculum development in Modern Japanese language, literature, and culture; teach a minimum of two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level on the Tempe campus; supervise honors, masters and doctoral students; conduct research and publish in top-tier journals and presses; participate in professional and university service. Arizona State University is the nation’s leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. SILC’s programs are increasing in size and excellence at a robust rate, and we seek a candidate who excels in both research and teaching to help advance the School’s programs to national prominence. Applicants at advanced Assistant, Associate or full Professor Level are encouraged to apply. Anticipated start date is August 2018.

Required Qualifications: • Ph.D. required by tine of application • Demonstrated ability to work with visual and written Japanese texts and media from the Meiji period to the contemporary era • Native or near-native fluency in modern Japanese and English • Ability to use basic instructional technology (i.e., Blackboard, Canvas, etc.) • Ability to contribute to SILC-wide courses on literary and cultural theory

Desired Qualifications: • Demonstrated expertise in film • Knowledge of either a second Asian or European language • Background in translation studies • Prior teaching experience at the university level • Ability to teach content courses in Japanese • Evidence of ability to meet the needs of diverse student populations and/or to reach out to diverse communities

To apply, submit electronically to the following materials: 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) a letter addressed to Regents’ Prof. Stephen Bokenkamp, Search Committee Chair, outlining research program, teaching philosophy, and how the applicant's experiences fit the qualifications listed above; 3) copies of syllabi of courses taught; 4) one example of research writing in English, no longer than 45 pages; and 5) the names, positions, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references, who may be contacted directly by academicjobsonline or by the committee.

Application deadline is November 15, 2017; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Further Info:
PO Box 870202
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202

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