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Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, 701 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996

Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Japanese literature and culture with concentration in any time period, to begin in the fall of 2022. A PhD in Japanese literature or a related humanities field is required by the time of appointment.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellence in scholarly research in their fields of specialization, and must also have significant formal training and experience in teaching. Previous experience in Japanese-language teaching at any level and/or coordination with language programs is preferred. Teaching responsibilities include upper-division undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization and upper-level language courses. Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English is essential.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Please send a cover letter, a CV, and three letters of reference to Additional materials may be requested from finalists.

For inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Noriko Horiguchi (

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

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