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Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture

Haverford College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern or contemporary Japanese literature and culture, to begin AY 2014-15. This position is in the Bi-College (Haverford and Bryn Mawr) Department of East Asian Studies.  While the specific research specialty is open, the search committee will be most interested in applicants able to offer courses that place Japanese culture in broad historical and comparative context.  An ability to teach both visual and literary materials is an asset. The successful candidate will possess a professional command of Japanese, with a proven record of excellence in teaching and research and a commitment to the principles of a liberal arts education.   Applicants should be willing to contribute to interdisciplinary programs relevant to their specialty (e.g. Comparative Literature, Visual Culture, Gender and Sexuality) and must have the PhD in hand at the time of appointment. We particularly encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, statement on teaching experience and philosophy, CV, and writing sample, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio at, or sent via email to Corrinne Fahl, Faculty Dossier Coordinator, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041 at For more information, go to are due by November 1, 2013, and will be reviewed as they arrive.

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