Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Japanese)

University of Delaware

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Job No: 499366
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark/Hybrid
Categories: Foreign Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Full Time





QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware seeks an exceptional candidate for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Japanese language, literature or culture, with a strong commitment to teaching, program administration and interdisciplinary research. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates whose research focuses on Japanese literature and/or culture (including one or more of the following areas: film, visual arts, cultural studies, gender studies, identity studies, disability studies, Indigenous studies, or digital humanities). We seek creative individuals who are eager to work in a collaborative environment, have demonstrated research excellence, and are high-quality teachers and mentors dedicated to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Japanese (in hand by September 1, 2023), native or near-native fluency in both English and Japanese, a proven record of excellence in teaching and an existing or emerging record of strong scholarship. The ideal candidate will be called to provide leadership and vision for building the Japanese program at the University of Delaware, including a projected MA program in Japanese. Academic responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate courses in Japanese language, literature and culture at all levels, leading independent study courses and developing innovative, interdisciplinary, topical courses. Dynamic teaching skills will be essential. Service to the department is expected, including advising Japanese majors and minors. An interest in developing and directing study abroad programs for Japanese is also highly desirable. The anticipated teaching load is five courses per year.

LANGUAGES, LITERATURES AND CULTURES AT UD: The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Delaware (https://www.dllc.udel.edu/) is within the College Arts and Sciences. DLLC strives for an inclusive and equitable culture, with faculty from all over the world. The Japanese program offers a B.A. degree and B.A. Honors degree in Japanese Studies, an undergraduate Japanese Minor and a Japanese certificate. It contributes to the department's unique Three Languages major as well as the Asian Studies program. Our student-run Japan-related clubs bring together a highly motivated, accomplished and growing group of students of Japanese language, literature and culture on campus. Our faculty teach courses in Japanese on topics ranging from language, literature and translation, to calligraphy and visual media such as anime, manga and videogames. Faculty in Languages, Literatures and Cultures also have the opportunity to develop and teach courses on their areas of expertise in English.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves more than 6,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through fundamental course work. The College's 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $35 million, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the nation's oldest institutions of higher learning, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter including statements on the candidate's research, teaching philosophy and potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion at UD, a current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation and sample syllabi will be requested of candidates selected for an initial interview.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Rachael Hutchinson, Search Committee Chair, at rhutch@udel.edu .

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html.

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