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Post-Doctoral Scholar in Japan Studies
University of Kentucky

  • Jun. 5, 2017
  • Post-Doctoral Scholar in Japan Studies
  • 8E660:Modern & Classical Languages
  • University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Literature - General
    History - Asian
    Ethnic/Multicultural Studies
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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 via email at

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