Florida International University, Asian Studies Program with Department of History or Department of Politics and International Relations
Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Florida, United States|
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The Asian Studies Program at Florida International University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Japanese history or international relations at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2014, with the Department of History or Department of Politics and International Relations serving as the tenure-home. Japanese Studies is one of the fastest growing programs in the School of International and Public Affairs at FIU, and is a major in the Asian Studies B.A. degree as well as a graduate track. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and research in area studies of Japan. The successful candidate will have a research focus on nineteenth or twentieth centuries (including late Edo and/or Meiji period) with broader teaching interests in social and political affairs covering East Asia and more generally in transnational or contemporary global perspectives. Ph.D. in hand and proficiency in Japanese sources are required. Working with digital resources or archives is a plus. A record of publication and excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as an ability to teach courses dealing with broader East Asia are also valued. FIU is an urban Research-Extensive institution with substantial research expectations of its faculty.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID (506791) at jobsearch.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter detailing their research agenda, and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, recent (2 years) teaching evaluations, a writing sample (not to exceed 30 pages), and the names of three persons sending letters of recommendation. Applicants should have three letters of reference sent by mail or email to Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director of Asian Studies and Chair of Japanese Search, Asian Studies Program, Florida International University, SIPA 505, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by January 1, 2014. Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.
Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director of Asian Studies and Chair of Japanese Search, Asian Studies Program
|Primary Category:||Japanese History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Area Studies
Political History / Studies
Social History / Studies