Japanese art history, Sophia University
The Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University invites applications for an open-rank position in premodern Japanese art history (Assistant Professor is a maximum five-year tenure-track appointment, while appointments of Associate Professor and Professor are tenured). The position is part of the Comparative Culture major within the Faculty. Candidates who can teach Japanese art and visual cultural traditions comparatively within an expanded regional or global context are especially encouraged to apply. The appointment will be effective as early as September 21, 2020, April 1, 2021, or as late as September 21, 2021.
The successful candidate is expected to have research accomplishments and a Ph.D. in hand by the time the job is offered. Teaching experience is highly valued. The language of instruction is English, but competence in Japanese language is necessary. Professional or scholarly experience in Japan are assets, as is university administrative experience. The normal teaching load is a two-year rotation of four courses in year one and five courses in year two, and it includes introductory-level courses in Japanese art history and our Core Program. The successful candidate is also expected to teach in the Graduate Program in Global Studies.
Sophia University, a Catholic university founded by the Society of Jesus, is located in central Tokyo, and is one of Japan’s leading private universities. The Faculty of Liberal Arts (formerly the Faculty of Comparative Culture) offers a comprehensive program in the humanities, international business and economics, and social studies taught by over 30 full-time faculty members. In addition to our degree students, we annually welcome about 400 exchange students from prominent overseas universities. We also staff the Graduate Program in Global Studies, which offers degrees in Japanese Studies, Global Studies, and International Business and Development Studies. The FLA values diversity in its hiring practices.
Applications should include a cover letter (outlining research interests, teaching experience, and an explanation of your interest in seeking employment in Japan); a detailed curriculum vitae; the names and addresses of three referees; two publications or writing samples; and syllabi for courses the applicant would be prepared to teach. Applications should be postmarked no later than February 14, 2020 and addressed to:
Professor Koichi Nakano, Dean
Faculty of Liberal Arts
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-8554, JAPAN
For further information please contact:
Professor Michio Hayashi: michio-h [a] sophia.ac.jp