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Part-Time Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese and Comparative Literature

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Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages
2015-16 Academic Year

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

Starting Date: Winter quarter instruction begins Monday January 4, 2016.

Salary: Salary for this position will be $30,000 for two quarters (100% appointment Winter $20,000 and 50% appointment Spring $10,000). Appointment is eligible for renewal for one year depending on need, funding and performance.

Priority will be given to candidates with substantial experience in teaching of Comparative Literature and Japanese literature and culture, and in teaching at an American university. Applicants preferred with native or near-native fluency in Japanese and Ph.D. in Japanese or Comparative Literature should be awarded by time of appointment.

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.

Visiting Assistant Professors participate in teaching research and Service. Duties will consist of the instruction of three courses total, supervising studies with students, and service associated with membership in departmental program committees during Winter and Spring Quarters 2016, beginning January 4, 2016 and ending June 30, 2016. The successful candidate will teach Japanese literature and culture courses and Comparative Literature courses, including: in Winter an advanced undergraduate media and culture course taught in English (CPLT/JPN/MCS/AST 180 "Japanese Documentary"), and a graduate seminar (CPLT 210 "Canons in Comparative Literature"); in Spring one advanced undergraduate literature and culture course taught in English (a section of CPLT 180E-Z "Literature and Related Fields" [section TBA]. Excellence in teaching literature and culture courses is expected.

Application Procedure:
Please provide cover letter, CV, sample syllabus or syllabi, teaching evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system:

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 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:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by October 21, 2015.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants 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.

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Sample Syllabus or Syllabi

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service. (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required