Tenure Track Position in Japanese Studies

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Tenure-Track Position in Japanese Studies Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University

The Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Japanese Studies at the Assistant Professor level. This appointment will commence on August 1, 2020. Area of specialization is open, but we encourage applications from scholars working with interdisciplinary and interregional interests in the humanities, such as the fields of literature, media, gender, and cultural studies. Time period: Edo to the present. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization, as well as general courses including “Introduction to East Asian Culture: Japan,” have an active research programme involving Japanese language sources and have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English. In addition to an innovative research portfolio, the successful candidate is expected to show promise of excellence in teaching. Candidates are expected to contribute to the development of the Department. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment; teaching experience preferred. Knowledge of French an asset. Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The review of applications will commence on October 25, 2019. Complete applications, including a cover letter describing the candidate's interest in the position, a statement of their research programme; a statement of teaching philosophy/methods; a curriculum vitae; and a writing sample (approximately 10,000 words) must be submitted online at URL https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14648 . Three referees should upload their confidential letters of recommendation at the same site. Application materials should be addressed to Professor Yuriko Furuhata, Chair, Japanese Studies Search Committee, Department of East Asian Studies. Inquiries about this position can be sent to yuriko.furuhata@mcgill.ca.

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 


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