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Assistant Professor: Early and Classical Japanese Literature and Culture

Department:

Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations

Requisition Number:

12811

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early and Classical Japanese Literature and Culture to begin August 2019. Candidates must have a PhD in Japanese literature or a related field, as well as a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: poetry and poetics; diary or other prose literature; gender and narrative theory in Heian literature and visual culture, and/or related areas. Research experience may have been obtained during doctoral studies. ABD candidates will be considered. However, if the PhD degree is not conferred by August 19, 2019, the candidate will be appointed initially as an instructor. Job duties include teaching courses in Japanese literature and culture to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as service to the university.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

Information about the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations can be found at http://www.colorado.edu/alc

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in Japanese literature or a related field
  • One year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: poetry and poetics, diary or other prose literature, gender and narrative theory in Heian literature and visual culture, and/or related areas; experience may have been obtained during doctoral studies  
  • Ability to teach courses in Japanese literature and culture to undergraduate and graduate students

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. Please include a writing sample/sample of work
2. Resume/CV
3. Cover Letter
4. List of references
5. Copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed
6. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: HRESmail@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer