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Associate Professor (with Tenure) in Japanese Literature in Comparative Context

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The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, invites applicants for a tenured Associate Professorship in any area of Japanese literary studies to contribute to its undergraduate program in Japanese Studies and graduate program in Comparative Literature. Native or near-native ability in Japanese is required. The ability to contribute to the Department’s other undergraduate programs is strongly desired. Salary is commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications. Viable applicants should meet the expectations for tenure within the University of California system.

Position: Associate Professor (with Tenure) in Japanese Literature in Comparative Context

Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a PhD in Japanese Literature, Comparative Literature, or a related field and native or near-native ability in Japanese.

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.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, one-page research statement, a representative writing sample (20-30 pages), and a statement of contributions to diversity; applicants are also asked to provide the name and contact information for three references. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system:

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by January 15, 2018.

Department Contact person – Prof. John Kim:

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

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.

Job location

Riverside, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - One page research statement

  • Writing Sample - 20 - 30 Pages

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Teaching evidence (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)