R2139-Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese & East Asian Studies
The Asian Studies Program of Bates College, a highly selective private liberal arts college located in south-central Maine, invites applications and nominations for a three-year position in Japanese and East Asian Studies to begin in August 1, 2014.
ABD candidates will be considered; Ph.D. is expected at time of appointment. A native/near native proficiency in Japanese and English is required. We seek candidates with the flexibility and breadth to teach both culture and language courses. Training and experience in Japanese language pedagogy are expected. Culture courses will depend on the appointee’s expertise and interest, but should deal with some aspect of Japanese and East Asian civilization, which could function as foundational gateway and/or culminating capstone courses in the East Asian Studies Program. Applicants from the humanities and social sciences with expertise in Japanese transnational experience, other social issues with contemporary global relevance, film, gender, ethnicity (including Korean and Okinawan), or popular culture are especially encouraged to apply.
The College and the Asian Studies Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply; the search committee expects candidates to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled; however, priority is given to complete applications received by
October 23, 2013. For more information about Asian Studies at Bates, see our webpage (http://www.bates.edu/asian/).
Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480, at firstname.lastname@example.org a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative syllabi, and names and contact information for at least three references, including one who can speak to the candidate’s teaching experience/expertise. Send only the documents listed. Short-listed candidates will be invited to send additional materials (e.g., letters of recommendation, graduate school transcripts, writing samples, course evaluations, syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, etc.). Please include your last name and R2139 in the subject line of all submissions.
Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications for shared positions. Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: www.bates.edu.