Sep 11

Job: Assistant Professor of Japanese – Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY)

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Position: Assistant Professor of Japanese, Tenure Track
Posted by: Vassar College, Chinese & Japanese Department
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Contract: Full Time

We seek candidates who specialize in Japanese Language and Literature or related studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose expertise is premodern Japanese literature and who are able to teach courses in a broader East Asia context. Responsibilities include teaching Japanese language courses at all levels; teaching Japanese Studies courses (in Japanese and in English translation); advising Japanese majors and correlates (minors); and mentoring senior projects/theses as well as independent intensive studies.

Native or near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English is required. Successful candidates must have a doctorate degree in a related field by time of appointment and a record of, or potential for, excellence in college teaching and scholarship.

The Department of Chinese and Japanese at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Japanese beginning August 2024.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2023

Application Materials:     

  • A letter of application
  • CV
  • Writing sample (roughly 30 pages)
  • Graduate transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application)
  • A statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and other involvements (additional information can be found at
  • A teaching statement that describes your approaches, experience, and philosophy regarding your teaching, mentoring, and development as a teacher
  • A research statement that describes your scholarly accomplishments, current work/research, and your future research plan
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Process: Applications should be addressed to Peipei Qiu, Chair, Department of Chinese and Japanese and submitted online at PhD is required and must be in hand by time of appointment. Address any questions to Peipei Qiu via email ( Review of applicant materials will begin on October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be reviewed. You can see the original job posting here.

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