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Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese

Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio (US)
Date posted
Jan 25, 2024

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Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese beginning in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will teach five courses, both within the Japanese language program and in the candidate’s area of expertise. Ph.D. in Japanese language and literature or related field is required. ABD candidates near completion of the dissertation will also be considered. Field of specialization is open. The successful candidate will have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English. Experience in teaching Japanese to English-speaking students at the college level is preferred. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity are particularly encouraged to apply. 

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research and scholarship undertaken, prior teaching experience, courses they can offer, and experience with and plans for teaching diverse student populations with inclusive pedagogy;  2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a teaching philosophy that includes a statement on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in a liberal arts environment; 4) an unofficial transcript; and 5) contact information for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon's employment website.

Review of applications will begin on Feb 20, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the Feb 20, 2024 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Kenyon College is a nationally prominent, private liberal arts college where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community and close relationships among students and professors.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law. Kenyon College has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.  Please visit our Diversity at Kenyon website.

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