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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Japanese

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 26, 2023

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Clemson University: College of Arts and Humanities: Languages
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Japanese



The Department of Languages at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Japanese, hire date August 15, 2024. Scholarly specialization is open, but possible areas include sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, modern/contemporary literature, and social, cultural, media, or gender studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate a promising and active scholarship agenda appropriate to an R1 university. Teaching responsibilities will include a combination of Japanese language courses and Japanese Studies courses mostly related to the candidate's area(s) of expertise.

The Japanese section at Clemson is steadily growing and includes majors in Modern Languages and Language and International Business as well as minors in Japanese Studies. The successful candidate will actively contribute to the program through interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, advising students, extra-curricular activities, and assistance with the administration and expansion of the program. The ideal candidate will also seek ways of building connections with interdisciplinary programs and regional and international partners and organizations. The normal teaching load for research faculty is two courses per semester, along with usual service commitments.

Clemson University is a selective, public R1 institution with over 21,500 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. For more information about Clemson University, please see and the departmental website


Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, August 15, 2024

Evidence of effective teaching.

College-level Japanese-language teaching experience is expected.

Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, submit documents via Interfolio by Nov. 17, 2023 using the following link:

Screening interviews will be conducted by Zoom in December.

Applicants must submit the following application materials:

1) Cover letter

2) Curriculum vitae

3) A teaching statement (a teaching portfolio may be requested for candidates invited to interview)

4) A scholarly writing sample not exceeding 25 pages

5) Three confidential letters of recommendation

The position will remain open until filled.

Questions about the position or application materials can be addressed to Kumiko Saito, Chair of the Search Committee, at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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