Post-Doctoral Scholar in Japan Studies

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Lexington, KENTUCKY
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jun 2017

Posting Details

Job Title Post-Doctoral Scholar in Japan Studies
Requisition Number FE01032
Working Title
Department Name 8E660:Modern & Classical Languages
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

Ph.D. in Japan Studies or related field

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a one-year teaching postdoctoral position to begin August 2017. The successful applicant’s home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Japan Studies or in a related field by August 2017.

Responsibilities of the position include teaching three courses per semester including beginning and advanced Japanese language courses (1 or 2 courses per semester), a course (in English) on visual culture with focus on anime and manga plus a topics course (in English) on some aspect of the candidate’s research. The person occupying the position will be able to use the remaining quarter of his or her time to conduct research. This individual will be mentored by department faculty members about teaching and research.

Applications must include the following: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement (upload under Specific Request 1), 4), writing sample, and 5) a teaching portfolio (upload under Specific Request 2) that must include: a teaching statement that discusses philosophy, successes, experiments; sample course syllabi; and representative teaching/course evaluations. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Applications will be acknowledged. Deadline for the receipt of applications is June 30, 2017.

Questions about the position may be directed to Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby,

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 06/30/2017
Open Until Filled No
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