Assistant Professor in Japanese literature and/or related humanities fields

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The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Japanese literature and/or related humanities fields who concentrates in any period from the premodern to the modern, to begin July 1, 2022. We encourage applications from scholars with any area of specialization, including those whose work traverses multiple East Asian languages and/or is comparative in method. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree at time of hire.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages) in electronic formats should be submitted online to Interfolio at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee: Aaron Gerow ( 

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