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Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, statements of teaching and research, statement of vision (senior candidate), samples of scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., student teaching evaluations), and three reference letters to Japanese Literature Search Committee on-line at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTI5. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, November 20, 2015, We will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and disabled are especially encouraged to apply.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Assistant/Associate/Professor
Department Name 12206-East Asian Languages & Literatures
Position Number 0003016
Position Details

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Pittsburgh (http://www.deall.pitt.edu) invites applications for a rank-open position for its Japanese literature and culture program, pending budgetary approval. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2016. The successful candidate must be a specialist in either pre-modern/classical Japanese literature or early modern Japanese literature; hold a PhD (or ABD) by the time of appointment; and should have at least three years’ experience teaching Japanese literature at a North American institution. We are particularly interested in teaching and research interests in such areas as performing or visual arts, gender and cultural studies, either limited to Japanese literature proper or across cultures, regions, or disciplines. Responsibilities will include teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including a course on classical Japanese, mentoring students, other normal service duties in the Department, and working with other Asia specialists on campus. Ability to teach kanbun will be a plus. Junior candidates must possess a strong research agenda, and a good record in teaching and service. Senior candidates must have a distinguished record in research, teaching, and service to the university as well as to the field at large.

The University of Pittsburgh has dedicated substantial resources to international studies. The East Asian Library is one of the best in the nation, and there are superlative research facilities, as well as generous funds for research and teaching.

Application Process

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, statements of teaching and research, statement of vision (senior candidate), samples of scholarly work, evidence of teaching ability (e.g., student teaching evaluations), and three reference letters to Japanese Literature Search Committee on-line at https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTI5. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, November 20, 2015, We will continue to review applications until the positions are filled.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, members of minority groups under-represented in academia, veterans, and disabled are especially encouraged to apply.

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 09/25/2015
Open Until Filled No
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