Lecturer in Classical Japanese (Bungo) and Kanbun

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a lecturer in classical Japanese (bungo) and kanbun. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching four courses of classical Japanese (bungo) and kanbun ranging from introductory to advanced levels. The annual appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2023, and is for one year with the possibility for renewal for a maximum total of three years.

Basic Qualifications       

A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required by the expected start date.

Additional Qualifications

Previous experience teaching classical Japanese and/or kanbun is preferred.

Special Instructions       

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/12136

1. Cover letter, including a description of teaching/advising experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted online by March 20, 2023. Please note that your references will not be invited to upload their references until you have submitted your complete application online. References are due by March 24, 2023.

Equal Opportunity Employer     

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.


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