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Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese Language

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: East Asian Studies

The Bucknell University Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for a one-year, entry-level replacement position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese language for the 2018–19 academic year. Teaching responsibilities include three language courses each term for a total of six in the academic year. Specific courses offered will depend upon departmental needs. MA, ABD, or Ph.D. required. Teaching experience highly favored. Candidates must be able to speak English effectively and have native or near-native command of Japanese, with standard pronunciation.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, C.V., three confidential letters of recommendation (at least one of which must speak specifically about language teaching), and teaching evaluations (if available). Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career center ( E-mail submissions will not be considered; however, specific questions about the search may be directed to Erik R. Lofgren, Chair, East Asian Studies Department at <>. Review of applications will begin 16 February 2018 and continue until the position has been filled.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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