Faculty Opening: Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese Literature and Culture

Author: Liu Institute

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The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for the tenure-track position of assistant professor in modern (including contemporary) Japanese literature and culture, beginning August 2023.

Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses on modern fiction, film, and popular culture. Responsibilities include teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, one of which may be a Japanese language class or language-based content class, depending on program needs. Active programmatic involvement and close collaboration with our faculty to advance the Japanese language and culture program is also expected.

As an international Catholic research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian Studies, as evidenced by the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies in 2011 and the opening of the Keough School of Global Affairs in 2014, both of which have driven increasing demand for Asia-related language and content courses. 

Information about Notre Dame is available at https://www.nd.edu; information about the Program of Japanese Language and Culture and the Department can be found at https://eastasian.nd.edu. Inquiries about the search may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Michel Hockx (mhockx@nd.edu).

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


Ph.D. degree required by date of appointment.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and one writing sample of no more than 8,000 words.


September 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT

For more information, please visit the Office of the Provost website at https://facultypositions.nd.edu/