Assistant Professor of Japanese (tenure track)

University of Oklahoma

Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Assistant Professor of Japanese (tenure track)


The University of Oklahoma announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in modern Japanese literature. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, a native or near-native command of Japanese, and a demonstrable commitment to both teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program, as well as teach four courses per year at all levels of the curriculum, including high-level Japanese language and modern literature and culture. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in film and/or popular culture as well. Appointment will begin August 16, 2020. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

Interested candidates please submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) transcripts; 4) full sets of recent teaching evaluations; 5) a statement regarding current and upcoming research; and 6) three letters of recommendation under separate cover from former supervisors and/or professionals in the field. All materials are to be uploaded to Interfolio at the following link: .

Review of applications will begin November 8, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Nian Liu at . For more information about the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, visit .

The University of Oklahoma, a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university, is home to the international literary magazine World Literature Today, the South Central Modern Languages Association, and the nationally recognized Fred Jones Museum of Art and Sam Noble Museum of Natural History. Norman, OK has been ranked the 6th best small city in the United States by CNN Money Magazine and offers a wide variety of activities in the arts and athletics.


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