The Department of East Asian Studies in the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Contemporary Japanese Studies.
We are particularly interested in applicants with interdisciplinary approaches in research and teaching who broaden existing departmental strengths in history, religion, literature, linguistics, and the anthropology of East Asia. Research areas are open. We especially welcome scholars whose research on contemporary Japan focus on areas such as, for example, science and technology, visual culture, gender and sexuality, media studies, and digital humanities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a promising record of teaching and scholarship and will contribute actively to undergraduate and graduate advising. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment, August 2022.
The Department of East Asian Studies offers Bachelor of Arts degrees and offers programs leading to Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in East Asian Studies, Chinese (modern history, religion and thought, literature, and linguistics) and Japanese (linguistics, literature, and religion).
Alumni Jacquelynn and Bennett Dorrance have made a gift commitment of $5.4 million to endow the deanship of the University of Arizona College of Humanities to bring the humanities to the forefront of the University of Arizona's life and mission through a continuous and fearless spirit of open inquiry: https://humanities.arizona.edu/about/fearless-inquiries-project.
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