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Duke University Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Department
27708, Durham
Date posted
May 17, 2024

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The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a postdoctoral associate position in Japanese/East Asian Cultural Studies that begins August 1, 2024, for a one-year appointment, Fall 2024-Spring 2025. The appointee is expected to (a) teach two courses a year, and (b) to participate in scholarly events and activities in the department. We strongly prefer applicants with a principal expertise in the following fields: literature, film, visual, and media studies, studies of gender and sexuality, and cultural studies. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Duke's library and archival collections, and to work on their publication portfolio, either a series of articles or a book manuscript. The successful candidate has completed a Ph.D. within the last three years with a strong record of research and solid preparation for or experience of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Japanese or East Asian Cultural Studies with focus on modern and contemporary period. To be assured of consideration, submit an application by June 15th, 2024, consisting of: 1) a current cv; 2) a letter of application detailing research interests and activities and teaching experience; 3) a portfolio including, but not limited to, writing samples and sample syllabi; 4) three letters of recommendation. Applications and letters of recommendation should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online ( For additional information contact the Japanese Cultural Studies Post-Doc Search Committee at

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