Assistant, Associate, or Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures (open rank)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Connecticut College invites applications for a full-time, open-rank tenured or tenure-track faculty position in transnational and transcultural Japan studies within the broader contexts of East Asian and global studies, beginning July 1, 2019.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies or a related field at the time of application and demonstrate excellence and experiences in both research and teaching. Areas of specialization are flexible, although we are particularly interested in hiring a Japan specialist who is also well-versed cross-disciplinarily in fields such as Korean studies, gender and ethnic studies, religious studies, environmental studies, or film and media studies. Preferences will be given to teacher-scholars showing native or near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English, and those who are flexible and accommodating in their course offerings.

Teaching load is five courses per year, including the gateway course East Asian Studies 101 and other required courses for our majors and minors, as well as electives to be determined by the new hire in consultation with the department. The new member is expected to be an enthusiastic and creative collaborator with colleagues within and beyond the department.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. AA/EEO

To apply, please submit a letter of interest; an updated curriculum vitae; sample publication or thesis chapter; two sample syllabi, including a course for EAS majors; and student evaluations; and three confidential letters of recommendation to Interfolio: Review of applications begins November 27, 2018.