Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature

Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position (#83182) in modern and contemporary Japanese literature at the level of Assistant Professor to start Fall 2020, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach graduate courses in area of modern and contemporary Japanese literature and culture; teach undergraduate courses in area of specialization, and Japanese language courses; advise both undergraduate and graduate students in the Japanese program; conduct and publish research in area(s) of specialization; contribute service at the department, college, university, and community levels.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in modern/contemporary Japanese literature, or related field from a college or university of recognized standing (ABD will be considered; all requirements for degree must be completed by August 2020); experience teaching at a college level; evidence of scholarly achievement in field; high level of proficiency in Japanese and English; demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially. 

Desirable Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to teach courses in both Japanese language and Japanese literature. Ability to develop courses in newer interdisciplinary fields to attract undergrad students.

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