The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position in Japanese Cultural Studies. The appointment will be made in the Asian Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The position requires teaching up to four interdisciplinary courses per semester in humanities and/or social sciences. These include but are not limited to courses in Japanese anime, a survey of Asian literature, and a first-year seminar on Japan Studies.
The clinical assistant professor will be responsible for developing new courses that prepare students for professional careers in Asia or with Asian businesses and communities. These courses could include topics such as media and popular culture (including film, journalism, music, and dance); literature; history; urban societies; gender and sexuality; religion; politics; migration; labor; technology; food; and other courses related to Asian Studies. Courses will be initially taught at the undergraduate level with the potential to develop future graduate courses. The three-year term appointment (academic-year obligation) has no research obligation. The position offers a competitive salary and state employee benefits.
Hiring will be for the 2022-2023 academic year. Candidates must have conferred a PhD in Asian Studies or a related field by the time of appointment and demonstrate experience and excellence in teaching courses in Asian Studies. The candidate’s disciplinary focus is open. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in developing online modules and courses.
Review of applications begins March 30, 2022.
The following documents are required:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- A teaching packet which includes: a statement of teaching philosophy; two sample syllabi (including one for a course on Japanese anime); and a sample of course evaluations
- Names and contact information for three to five references
The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
PhD in Asian Studies or related field. Experience teaching courses in Asian Studies.
Interest in developing online modules and courses.