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Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Japanese literature of the modern to contemporary period. Candidates are expected to show native or near-native ability in Japanese. We welcome innovative scholarship that connects literary and cultural research to issues of broad cultural and historical importance. Completion of the Ph.D. by September 2011 is preferred.

Application materials need to include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample chapter and outline of the dissertation, and any published articles. Please request three letters of recommendation to be sent directly.

Mail materials to: Chair, Japanese Literature Search Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations University of Chicago 1050 East 59th Street 301 Wieboldt Hall Chicago, IL 60637

In addition, applicants are required to submit the letter of application and curriculum vitae online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website posting #00527. For full consideration, all application materials, both hard copy and electronic upload, must be received no later than December 1, 2010. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.


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