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2-Year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Japanese Studies

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The Department of Chinese and Japanese at Vassar College invites applications for the position of Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, beginning in Fall of 2018. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

We seek candidates who specialize in Japanese Studies, including such fields as Japanese Literature, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies. We are especially interested in applicants who have Japanese language teaching experience and a broad range of research interests. This is a full-time, two-year position that carries with it a half-time teaching load of three courses per year, typically two Japanese language courses and one course in the fellow’s specialization. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to the fellow’s research/scholarship. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D.

To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52479 to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample, a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and/or professional involvements, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Peipei Qiu, Chair, Department of Chinese and Japanese, (peqiu@vassar.edu).

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates located in the Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City.

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Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.