Modern Japanese Literature and Culture Position

August 22, 2012


The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in Japanese Literature and Culture, Modern period, beginning Aug. 21, 2013. Evidence of a strong research background in one or more of the following areas is preferred: modern literature, broadly construed, visual media, particularly film, the history of popular media and its impact on cultural imagination and values, and such contemporary media as manga, anime, and modern drama/performance. The ability to teach modern Japanese literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute actively to cross-disciplinary research and teaching and be responsible for general education courses in literature in translation, culture courses, new media-related courses, as well as graduate-level courses and advising graduate students.
Application materials should include curriculum vitae, a letter of application that discusses relevant academic, research, and teaching experience, and three letters of reference. Send application material to Japanese Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, The Ohio State University,  398 Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Rd., Columbus, OH  43210-1340. E-mail: DEALL website: <>. To build a diverse faculty, women, minorities, veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Screening of applications will begin on October 15 2012 and continue until the position is filled.