Nov 4

Job: East Asian Studies Assistant Professor (Japanese) – Colby College (Waterville, ME)

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Position: East Asian Studies Assistant Professor (Japanese) Tenure-Track
Posted by: Colby College
Location: Waterville, ME
Contract: Full-Time

Thank you to our friends at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for this Job Posting.

Colby College seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in the Department of East Asian Studies as Assistant Professor (Japanese) to begin on Sept. 1, 2024. 

Applicants should have native or near-native ability in both English and Japanese, and be able to teach all levels of Japanese language as well as an occasional course in English in the applicant’s field of academic specialization. Preference will be given to candidates whose field of specialization will broaden our course offerings on modern Japan in any field in the humanities or social sciences including, but not limited to, literary or cultural studies, language pedagogy, anthropology, sociology, and history.  The committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2023

Application Process: Review of applications will begin in early January, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position can be sent to  Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio  cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates a commitment to the value of diversity and inclusive teaching, and a representative sample of current scholarship.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs.  The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, racial or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.

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