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Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies

April 23, 2018


Earlham College invites applications for a full-time, one-year, Visiting Assistant Professor position in Japanese Studies with a specialization in literature, film or media to begin in Fall 2018.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will include a full-time teaching load of six courses, three per semester. Earlham is especially interested in adding courses in literature, art history, film/media studies, and popular/visual culture. Courses that include other East Asian content, particularly related to China, also are welcome.

Experience & Qualifications

An earned doctorate or other terminal degree is desired, though ABD candidates will be considered provided they can demonstrate significant progress towards completion of the dissertation. The successful candidate’s research and teaching should focus on Japan, but Earlham welcomes candidates whose scholarship and teaching include additional East Asian geographical or cultural contexts, especially those related to China.

Japanese Studies at Earlham College

Earlham has one of the oldest and best-known undergraduate programs in the country for the study of Japan. About 9% of Earlham students enroll in Japanese language study, and each year 15-20 students study in Japan through one of Earlham’s two related off-campus programs. For more information, visit the Institute for Education on Japan site.

Application Instructions

A complete application will include the following:

  1. Letter of application.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. Name and contact information for two references.
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy.
  5. Selection or summary of student or course evaluations from previous teaching appointments, if available.
  6. Description of teaching interests and a sample course syllabus.

Send the application materials by email in a single PDF file to:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

For more information, contact Search Chairperson Eric Cunningham at

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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