Assistant Professor, Japanese Literature

Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature — Position Description

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the new assistant professor (tenure track) level in Japanese Literature. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media. Our preference is for a scholar of the early modern through contemporary periods. The candidate will join three currently tenured faculty members in late imperial Chinese literature, modern Japanese literature, and contemporary Hindi literature, and fourteen continuing lecturer faculty in the Chinese-, Hindi-, Japanese-, and Korean-languages in the newly-formed (Fall 2013) Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

As a new member of a growing department, the candidate should bring excellence in research and teaching, as well as enthusiasm and creativity in developing undergraduate curricula, establishing departmental governance, and, at a future date, planning a competitive graduate program.

This search is proceeding in tandem with a search for a tenure-line position in modern Chinese literature. The department plans future searches in the fields of Korean and South Asian literature, film/media, and performance/cultural studies. More information on the current searches and the Department of Asian Literatures and Cultures can be found on our job openings page.

For full consideration applications must have been received by October 15, 2013. The position is open until filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a substantial writing sample (e.g., a dissertation or book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically through the online application form.