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Requisition ID:  4671

Professor Assistant

Job Summary

We welcome applications for the position of Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Japanese at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Japanese at Purdue is housed in the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC), in the College of Liberal Arts. We have undergraduate Japanese minor and major programs consisting of four years of language, linguistics, literature, film, and culture courses. At the graduate level, we offer the M.A. and Ph.D. in Japanese Applied Linguistics/Pedagogy.

Qualifications: a PhD in Japanese literature and culture or related degree; experience teaching university-level language and culture classes; research agenda with potential for substantial field contributions and impact; and evidence of excellent teaching and research. Native or near-native fluency in Japanese.

Salary: competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will normally teach two courses per semester. The start date for the position is August 12, 2019, with research leave (no teaching) for the first semester and with the teaching assignment beginning in January 2020.

Interested candidates should electronically submit a letter of application indicating relevant experience and qualifications, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and three names of potential references (letters not required for the initial screening stage). 

We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University’s School of Languages and Cultures is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


Additional Information

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette