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Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese and Comparative Literature

Position overview

Position title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Anticipated start: September 23, 2024

Application Window

Open date: June 11, 2024

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024 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: Monday, Sep 23, 2024 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

Position(s): Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese and Comparative Literature

Starting Date: The first day of Fall quarter is September 23, 2024

Salary: Based on 100% annual salary of $74,600. Approximately $12,433 per course. (pending final budget approval) Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.

All appointments are contingent upon the appointee being able to provide, in accord with Federal law, evidence of authorization to work in the United States

This position is contingent on funding and enrollment

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Japanese and Comparative Literature or a related field; applicants who are ABD are also encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Japanese and Comparative Literature at an American university.

Duties: Duties consist in the instruction of 5 courses as well as advising of graduate and undergraduate students in Japanese and Comparative Literature, and service to the Japanese program and the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages.

Courses of instruction:

Fall:JPN 22, “Introduction to Japanese Film”

Winter: JPN 56 “Cultures of Japanese Empire” and JPN 150 “In Women’s Hands: Reading Japanese Women’s Writers”

Spring: JPN 35 “Modern Japanese Society”; CPLT 277 “Seminar in Comparative Literature”

Application Procedures:
Please provide cover letter, CV, teaching statement, a one-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/JPF01932 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/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by July 10, 2024.

Department Contact person: Prof. Anne McKnight: (Anne.McKnight@ucr.edu)

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Japanese and Comparative Literature or a related field; applicants who are ABD are also encouraged to apply.

Preferred qualifications

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

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - 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.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01932

Help contact: Anne.McKnight@ucr.edu

About UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). 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 or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, State, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA