Japan in Transregional and Transtemporal Perspective

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track/early tenure position based on research related to pre-modern/early-modern Japanese humanities. Preference will be given to applicants engaged in developing innovative conceptual frameworks for the humanities and able to nurture students to think cross-temporally and transregionally in contexts prior to the modern. Areas of potential interest include: textuality capaciously understood, trans-cultural intellectual histories, religiosities and the ability to support curricula related to the academic study of religion, environmental studies, migration/migratory humanities, displacement and intermediality. We encourage applications from candidates who complement existing departmental strengths in religious studies, classical and contemporary literatures of Asia, and media studies. Candidates will be expected to offer both undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Japanese humanities generally and in their specific area of expertise, as well as to read primary-language texts with graduate and advance undergraduate students as needed.

Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. in a relevant field in the humanities by July 1, 2023. All applicants must submit a CV, research statement, teaching statement, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by October 14, 2022 to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22550. Electronic submission is required. The Department of Asian Studies is committed to diversity in hiring and teaching; each applicant is also required to submit with their full application a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For a detailed explanation see: http://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity.

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