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Assistant Professor in the Anthropology of Japan

Harvard University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 4, 2023

The Department of Anthropology at Harvard University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Anthropology of Japan (Social/Cultural/Linguistic). We seek a scholar with excellent Japanese language abilities whose research is conceptually sophisticated, firmly grounded in ethnographic fieldwork, and will shape cutting-edge areas of significance. The tenure-track Assistant Professor will be expected to teach a range of offerings, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses to graduate seminars. Competitive applicants will be prepared to teach foundational courses in the methods, theory, and history of the discipline, in addition to their fields of specialization.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. required by expected start date.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired.

Special Instructions: Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching/advising statement (describing teaching philosophy and practices), a research statement, and a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas. Candidates are also required to submit names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation on behalf of long-listed candidates. Three letters of recommendation are required for further consideration at that time. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s primary undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor. Apply using this link: postings/12526.

Applications are due September 15, 2023. Start date July 1, 2024.

Contact Information : Professor Nicholas Harkness, Modern Korean Economy and Society Professor of Anthropology, and Gilmore Tamny, Administrative Coordinator (

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

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