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HIRING: Clinical Faculty in Japanese Cultural Studies

The University at Buffalo invites applications for a full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor 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 instructor will be responsible for developing new courses that prepare students for professional careers in Asia or with Asian business 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 3-year term appointment has no research obligation. The position offers comparable clinical faculty salary and state employee benefits.

Hiring will be for the 2018-2019 academic year. Candidates must have completed a PhD in Asian Studies or a related field at the time of application 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.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Asian Studies or related field; demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching courses in Asian Studies.

All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.

Review of applications begins May 15, 2018. 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

UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.