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Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese and Comparative Literature

Position overview

Position title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Anticipated start: Sept. 20, 2021

Application Window

Open date: May 7th, 2021

Last review date: Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese and Comparative Literature

*** This position is contingent on funding ***

Starting Date: The first day of Fall quarter is September 20, 2021.

Salary: $11,000 per course, for a total of 5 courses, contingent on funding

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Japanese, Comparative Literature, or a related field. Applicants who are ABD are also encouraged to apply. Ph.D. must be awarded prior to the appointment start date. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Japanese and Comparative Literature or related fields at an American university.

Duties:
Duties consist in the instruction of 5 courses over Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters; mentorship of graduate students in Japanese and Comparative Literature; mentorship of undergraduate majors in Japanese and Comparative Literature and students of Japanese language; participation in departmental activities and colloquia; participation in Japanese program and departmental service as necessary.

The courses of instruction are (provisionally):

Fall 2021:
JPN 154F, “History of Japanese Popular Culture”
CPLT 277, “Seminar in Comparative Literature”

Winter 2022:
JPN/AST/MCS 22, “Introduction to Japanese Film”
JPN 110, “Advanced Reading in Japanese”

Spring 2022:
JPN 35, “Modern Japanese Society”

Application Procedure:
Please provide cover letter; CV; 1-2 page teaching statement; 1-2 page statement of contributions to diversity; sample syllabus or syllabi; teaching evaluations (narrative and numerical), and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01406. Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries.” The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/xxx-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

Review of applications will begin June 7, 2021, and will continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by the current review date.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Japanese, Comparative Literature, or a related field. Applicants who are ABD at time of application must have Ph.D. awarded prior to the appointment start date.

Preferred qualifications

    Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Japanese and Comparative Literature or related fields at an American university.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching - 1-2 pages

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (1-2 pages) - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Sample Syllabus or Syllabi

  • Teaching Evaluations - (Narrative and numerical)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries.” The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/xxx-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01406

Help contact: abrock@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

Job location

Riverside, California