University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Assistant Professor of Japanese
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|Location:||New Mexico, United States|
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a probationary appointment decision at the rank of Assistant Professor leading to a tenure and promotion in a field of Japanese literature and/or culture, to begin August 1, 2013. The successful candidate will demonstrate a high degree of excellence in teaching and scholarship and exhibit potential to contribute to the intellectual life of the department and the university.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Japanese literature and culture, and all levels of Japanese language, and have the opportunity to teach graduate courses and work with students in our Master’s Program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies. The successful candidate will contribute to the university’s interdisciplinary programs and help develop curriculum for a new major in Japanese. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research and publication agenda. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Japanese Studies at UNM is a vibrant and growing program in the department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Presently, the department offers a minor in Japanese and Chinese, as well as a major and minor in Asian Studies, with plans for a new major in Japanese. Japanese faculty and instructors serve over 500 language and culture students per year.
UNM is located in Albuquerque, a high desert city of 600,000 on the Rio Grande that offers an active outdoor lifestyle. New Mexico is an ethnically diverse state boasting a rich and fascinating cultural heritage. UNM is a large state research institution with over 3000 faculty serving approximately 32,700 students. UNM seeks a diverse faculty who can contribute to its core academic mission and values.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Japanese Literature and/or Culture by August 1, 2013.
Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English.
Applicants must have a demonstrated skill and experience in teaching Japanese language, literature or culture coursesat the college level. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of achievement in scholarly research in an area of Japanese literature or culture.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of scholarly expertise in one or more of the following fields is desirable: Japanese visual culture, Japanese popular culture, modern or contemporary Japanese literature, classical Japanese literature.
For complete details or to apply, please visit https://unmjobs.unm.edu/and reference posting number 0817986. A complete application must include a letter of intent addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the position and a description of the applicant’s current research activities, teaching interests and experience, and future research plans; a current curriculum vitae; a list with full contact information for three references; writing sample: a chapter of the dissertation, a copy of a published article or book chapter, an article or book chapter submitted for publication, or and article or book chapter in preparation for publication, not to exceed 30 pages; a sample syllabus for a course the candidate has taught or would like to teach on Japanese language and culture, or a course on Japanese literature in translation.
Please have three letters of recommendation sent by December 3, 2012 via post directly to: Chair, Japanese Search Committee, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MSC03 2080, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. E-mailed letters will not be accepted. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
For best consideration, completed applications are due December 3, 2012. The position will remain open until filled.
The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Evelyn Harris 505-277-6165 University of New Mexico, Foreign Languages & Literatures
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies