The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese and Comparative Literature.
The appointment will be for one year beginning July 1, 2019.
Salary: Based on 100% annual salary of $60,000 (pending final budget approval). Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.
Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Japanese Literature, Comparative Literature, or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Japanese Literature and Comparative Literature at an American university.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Duties will consist in the instruction of 6 courses as follows, alongside meeting with and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as necessary.
- JPN 22, “Introduction to Japanese Film”
- JPN 152K, “Themes in Modern Japanese Literature: Dreams and Other Virtual Worlds”
- JPN 34, “Introduction to Classical Japanese Literature”
- CPLT 277, “Graduate Seminar in Comparative Literature”
- JPN 153G, “Themes in Early Japanese Literature: The Culture of the Floating World”
- JPN 154, “Themes in the Folklore and Popular Culture of Japan”
Please provide cover letter, CV, teaching statement, statement of contributions to diversity, sample syllabus or syllabi, teaching evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF1099
Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.
Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer’s email address.
Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries”. The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature:
Review of applications will begin May 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by May 30, 2019.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Department Contact person:
Prof. Anne McKnight, Anne.McKnight@ucr.edu