CfA: Assistant Professor – Transnational Japanese Studies
Position: Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies
University of Florida, (Gainesville, FL)
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, to begin August 16, 2024, in Transnational Japanese Studies.
The successful candidate will complement the current research and teaching of departmental faculty by maintaining an active research agenda and providing service to the department, the university, and the profession. Assistant Professors are typically assigned to teach four courses per academic year.
We seek a candidate whose research explores Japan’s transnational connections, broadly conceived, in the premodern, early modern, or modern periods, from disciplinary perspectives including but not limited to literature and film. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the departmental Translation Studies Certificate program, to LLC critical concentrations (Intensive Area Studies, Comparative Cultural Studies, Film and Visual Culture, Literary Studies, Medieval and Early Modern Studies), and to the UF QUEST program. Interest in online course development, digital humanities, curriculum globalization, and the development of pipeline programs is a plus.
Applicants must possess native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English and will contribute to language education in the Japanese program at UF. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research, publication, and teaching. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to higher education through their teaching, research, and service.
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Japanese, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever more internationalized world as they develop concentrations such as Film and Visual Culture and Comparative Cultures. More information on the program can be found at https://languages.ufl.edu/ The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, ability, gender identity, and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.
For full consideration, applications must be submitted online here: https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/528837/assistant-professor-in-transnational-japanese-studies, search job 528837, and must include:
1) Cover letter
2) Current curriculum vitae
3) Statement of research interests/plans
4) One writing sample
5) Statement of teaching interests/philosophy
6) A list of three letter writers and the writers’ contact information. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.
Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.
Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. Questions may be directed to Prof. Andrea Hoa Pham, Chair of the Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and individuals from other under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).