Assistant Professor Position

Assistant Professor Position UCLA,

Department of Asian Languages & Cultures 

DESCRIPTION The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures ( at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), invites applications for a position in Japanese Cinema at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. This appointment will begin on July 1, 2019.

We seek a scholar whose research and teaching interests center on Japanese cinema, and who can engage with existing departmental strengths in other intellectual and/or geographical areas across East or Southeast Asia. Special consideration will be given to applicants whose training or research combines film studies with fields such as media studies, popular culture, and/or literary studies. A demonstrated commitment to cultivating relationships with scholars and institutions in Japan will weigh strongly in an applicant’s favor, as will experience organizing academic and cultural programming and an openness to collaborating with colleagues both within the department and across the UCLA campus.

The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication schedule, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department and campus, and demonstrate a lasting commitment to diversity-related teaching, research, and/or service. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants are expected to have Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please use the online UC Recruit system to submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to teaching; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to equity, inclusion, and diversity; two sample syllabi (one undergraduate, one graduate); and the names and email addresses of three references. For questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact Michael Emmerich, chair of the search committee, via e-mail:

The deadline for submitting applications for this position is December 1, 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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