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