Assistant Professor Japanese Language and Culture (Tenure Track)
- Location details
- Worcester, MA
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Cultural studies, Humanities, Language teaching, Literature, non-English
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
About Clark University:
Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's dedication to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.
Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.
The Department of Language, Literature and Culture at Clark University in Worcester, MA, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in Japanese language and culture to begin in August, 2023. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year, two in intermediate or advanced Japanese language, and two in Japanese culture. We are looking for specialization in Japanese cultural production, with a disciplinary background in cultural studies, media studies (including digital media/digital humanities), comparative literature, gender studies, linguistics, religion, or a related field.
We are interested in scholars whose research and teaching are collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature. The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of collaborative relationships with faculty and students in programs, centers, and schools such as:
- Asian Studies
- Center for Gender, Race and Area Studies, (CGRAS)
- Higgins School of Humanities
- Becker School of Design and Technology
among others. Eligible applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field by the time of appointment (ABD candidates will receive full consideration but all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by September 2023).
For more information about the Language, Literature, and Culture Department, please check out the department website: https://www.clarku.edu/departments/language-literature-and-culture/
Applications will be reviewed by November 1, 2022
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity as a core value: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full time employees: generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
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- Cover letter
- Diversity Statement
- Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Research
- Names and contact information for 3 References
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.
A successful background check is required upon acceptance.