Assistant Professor in Japanese

The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Japanese. This position is full-time with a 2/2 teaching load, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD conferred no later than the anticipated appointment start date of August 1, 2019; (2) native or near native fluency in Japanese; (3) an active research and publication agenda; and (4) documented evidence of successful instruction and teaching of Japanese language, culture, and media, particularly at advanced or graduate levels, including applied language and content-based courses.  Preferred areas of expertise include Japanese literature, film studies, media studies, intercultural studies, and science and technology studies. Interest and/or experience in service learning, sustainability, digital humanities, experiential learning, undergraduate and graduate advising, and study abroad is preferred.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students. The candidate will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Japanese culture as well as specialized courses. The candidate will be eligible for consideration for a leadership opportunity to develop graduate programming, including but not limited to, recruitment and career-oriented programs.

The School of Modern Languages emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Language (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We have recently launched two Master’s programs, an MS in Applied Languages and Intercultural studies and an MS in Global Media Cultures. The school is home to approximately 60 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a teaching portfolio that includes their advising and mentoring philosophy, a recently published writing sample, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as one PDF file to japanesehire@modlangs.gatech.edu. Finalists will be asked to submit original transcripts from their PhD-granting institution. Please ask three recommenders to send their letters of recommendation separately to japanesehire@modlangs.gatech.edu. Requests for information may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Masato Kikuchi at masato.kikuchi@modlangs.gatech.edu. Applications will be considered beginning March 6, 2019, and the search will continue until the position is filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance.