Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture

Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture — Position Description

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member in Japanese Literature and Culture at the assistant professor level. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and teaching complement Northwestern’s strengths in media and performance studies and/or gender and sexuality studies.

The successful candidate will join several tenured and tenure-line faculty specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, and Urdu literature, as well as fifteen continuing lecturer faculty in Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, and Korean language in the newly-formed 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 an open rank tenure-line position in Transnational East Asian literatures and cultures.

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). Please ensure to submit a current email address for each of your references, so we can contact them successfully and obtain your letters of recommendation by the designated deadline.  All materials must be submitted electronically through the online application form via this link.

For full consideration applications should be received by OCTOBER 23, 2015. The position is open until filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.