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University of Colorado Boulder: Assistant Professor in Early and Classical Japanese Literature and Culture

Assistant Professor in Early and Classical Japanese Literature and Culture

 

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early and Classical Japanese Literature and Culture to begin August 2019. Candidates must have a PhD in Japanese literature or a related field, as well as a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: poetry and poetics; diary or other prose literature; gender and narrative theory in Heian literature and visual culture, and/or related areas. Research experience may have been obtained during doctoral studies. ABD candidates will be considered. However, if the PhD degree is not conferred by August 19, 2019, the candidate will be appointed initially as an Instructor. Job duties include teaching courses in Japanese literature and culture to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as service to the university.

 

Applicants must apply online at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, posting number 12811, to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, and copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will receive a confidential email requesting contact information for three references.

 

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This offer is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.

PhD student (financed for 4 years) at KU Leuven

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies is an inter-faculty interdisciplinary research centre of excellence of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Leuven which conducts research in relation to globalization, governance processes and multilateralism. The Research Group for Japanese Studies focuses on multidisciplinary research with particular interest for contemporary Japanese law, politics and society from the perspective of area studies.

Project

GGS and Research Group for Japanese Studies are looking for a dynamic and motivated full-time doctoral researcher to pursue a PhD in relations in the context of a new ambitious interdisciplinary research project, CONNECTIVITY, on “connectivity, contestation and cooperation in global governance”. Bringing together many scholars from a diversity of disciplinary backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences, the programme offers a timely assessment of how differences between prominent States’ conceptualisation of international norms impact upon cooperation in the international system. CONNECTIVITY’s ultimate ambition is to generate novel insights into how international cooperation may be best fostered amidst the crisis of the current global order. CONNECTIVITY will generate (i) a fundamental re-thinking of theories that are built on the assumption of globally accepted values, including a critical reflection of current Western-centred conceptualisations of foreign policy and international law; (ii) new essential knowledge on the impact of different views on international law and international relations; and (iii) key insights aimed at finding new common ground to foster international cooperation. More information can be found here.

Profile

o You have a Master’s degree and have studied at multiple universities.

o You have a strong and demonstrable interest in sociology of law (focus on constitutional law) or in the political economy (focus on mega free trade agreements) with regard to Japan.

o You have excellent analytical and writing skills.

o You are able to organize your own research activities while working as part of a research group; you are able to handle various tasks at the same time while keeping strict deadlines.

o You are capable to operate in a multicultural research project and have experience in collaborating in multicultural teams.

o You are resistant to stress and have an inquisitive mind.

o You master English in an excellent manner. Your Japanese language skills are at least at N1 level.

o You have studied abroad at a leading university for one or more years.

o You have excellent study results (you must at least have graduated in the top 5% of your class)

Offer

• You pursue a PhD in the field of area studies (Japanese studies) on contemporary Japan with a methodological focus on sociology of law (focus on constitutional law) or on the political economy (focus on mega free trade agreements).

• You build up research expertise within a particular research area that will be chosen in close consultation with your main promoter.

• You share your expertise and research results within and outside KU Leuven.

• You pay attention to the valorization of research results at the academic level or in society.

• You publish research results in academic journals.

• You take initiatives, together with other colleagues, in order to make your research unit a dynamic research environment.

• You are keen to establish a good cooperation and understanding with other research centres and institutes within and outside KU Leuven.

• You are employed in a dynamic, international and growing research environment and contribute to its current and future research activities.

Interested?

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Dimitri Vanoverbeke (Dimitri.Vanoverbeke@kuleuven.be)

Applications must be received no later than 5 August 2018 (5 pm CET).

KU Leuven carries out an equal opportunity and diversity policy.

You can apply for this job no later than August 05, 2018 via the online application tool

KU Leuven seeks to foster an environment where all talents can flourish, regardless of gender, age, cultural background, nationality or impairments. If you have any questions relating to accessibility or support, please contact us at diversiteit.HR@kuleuven.be.

 

Open position: Lecturer in Japanese (hourly paid) at the University of Turku

The University of Turku is a world-class multidisciplinary research university which offers interesting challenges and a unique vantage point to national and international research and education.

The Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Turku (CEAS) is the only academic centre in Finland which focuses on contemporary East Asian societies from the perspective of social sciences. The Centre has research expertise especially in politics, sociology and contemporary history of the region. We currently seek a lecturer in Japanese language.

Lecturer in Japanese is responsible for conducting, planning, organizing and developing Japanese language teaching on intermediate and advanced levels at CEAS altogether 4 X 48 h per term, as well as student tutoring. The rate of salary ranges from 36,85 - 111,66 € / h depending on the candidate’s degree (MA/Docen).

M.A. 36,85 – 56,39; Lic. 42,29 – 69,38; Doc. 48,78 – 93,23; Prof./Docent. 58.55 – 111,66.

The duration of the contract is for the academic year 2018 - 2019, and is renewable upon mutual agreement.

A successful candidate has at least a MA level degree in teaching Japanese as a foreign language or a comparable degree and good command of English. Earlier experience in teaching non-Japanese students, knowledge of current teaching methods and pedagogy, and ability to use e-learning environments in teaching are regarded as merits in the application process. The job requires cultural expertise on Japan, while at least some knowledge of social sciences and contemporary Japanese society is regarded as a bonus.

Lecturer in Japanese will be teaching primarily students in the Centre for East Asian Studies’ Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies, its minor programme and students from other UTU disciplines with both Finnish and international backgrounds. Support for International Staff is available from the UTU International Staff Services.

Applications should include applicant’s letter of application, CV, degree certificates and possible certificates from previous employers written in English.

Applications must be submitted  by 18th of June (latest 23:59 o’clock). A link to the application can be found on the position’s page at http://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies/.

For more details about CEAS, see 
http://www.utu.fi/en/units/soc/units/ceas/about/Pages/home.aspx or contact Professor Lauri Paltemaa [laupalt@utu.fi], +358 29 450 3059 or +358 50 326 5014.

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Research Associate in Modern Japanese History (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

The Department of Modern Japanese Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf invites applications for the position of

Research Associate in Modern Japanese History

(75%, EG 13 TV-L on the German public service scale)

to take up appointment on 1 October 2018. This is a fixed term research position (3 years). The fixed-term nature of these contracts is based upon the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) with the objective of promoting the scientific qualification of the academic employees.

This position is part of the German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project on gender and fascism during the 1930s and 1940s. This project focuses on the question in which ways visual depictions of gender but also of ‘race’, ethnicity, culture and other categories of differentiation were utilized for ‘writing’ a varied and sometimes contradictory fascist ‘script’. Central sources of analysis are illustrated propaganda magazines produced for overseas or domestic consumption.

 

Your profile:

- An excellent Master’s degree or equivalent in the field of Modern Japanese Studies

- Solid analytical knowledge of modern Japanese (gender) history since 1868, specifically of wartime history and its surrounding discourses in Asia.

- An excellent command of Japanese and English

- An interest in visual studies and media-related research questions

 

The salary will be up to pay grade 13 TV-L. Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf aims at increasing the percentage of employed women. Applications from women will therefore be given preference in cases of equal aptitude, ability and professional achievements unless there are exceptional reasons for choosing another applicant. Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Code (SGB – Soziales Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

For further inquiries you may contact Prof. Andrea Germer PhD (germer@phil.hhu.de).

Candidates are requested to submit their applications (CV, transcripts of records, contact details of two referees, 2-page-abstract of MA thesis or current or planned PhD or postdoc project, if applicable a list of publications and further relevant material such as MA thesis or up to three copies of publications) by 26 June 2018, citing Reference No. 116 T 18 - 3.1 in digital form to Ms Platz, platz@phil.hhu.de, and Ms Chilarska, Kaja.Chilarska@phil.hhu.de

 

or by postal mail to:

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Institut für Modernes Japan

Prof. Dr. Andrea Germer

c/o Ms Platz, Ms Chilarska

Bldg. 24.21 Room 04.68

Universitätsstr. 1

40225 Düsseldorf

Germany

 

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Instructor of Japanese Language

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment as Instructor of Japanese language, to begin August 2018. Requirements include the M.A. in Japanese language, linguistics, pedagogy, or another related discipline and a minimum of one year of experience in teaching Japanese language courses at the university level, which may have been obtained during graduate studies. Job duties include teaching courses in Japanese language to undergraduate and graduate students, and service to the department, College and University.

Applicants must apply online at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, job number 11368 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, and copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will receive a confidential email requesting contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2018 (ongoing); applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The appointment will be contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.

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