Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies

Randolph-Macon College (VA)

The Asian Studies Program at Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies, to begin in the Fall semester of 2018. Teaching duties include a 3-1-3 teaching load in the areas of first-year or second-year Japanese, conversational Japanese, Japanese reading and composition, and/or other areas of the candidate’s expertise and interest.

Japanese is a vibrant area of study at Randolph-Macon. Japanese Studies was approved as a new minor program in 2017, precipitating the creation of a new tenure line to enhance course offerings beyond the intermediate level. Since 2012 the College has received substantial grant support from U.S.-Japan Council TOMODACHI Initiative, the Japan Foundation, the Association of Asian Studies, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enabling robust travel and development opportunities for students and faculty alike. Randolph-Macon is also proud to host the Virginia Governor’s Japanese Language Academy, a residential summer program for high-school students competitively chosen from across the state.

Randolph-Macon College is a selective, co-educational, residential liberal arts and sciences institution of 1,500 students, located in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont region, fifteen miles north of Richmond. We value diversity, and are committed to building a community which welcomes all persons regardless of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression.

The successful applicant will have 1) a Ph.D. in hand or very near completion; 2) native or near-native proficiency in English and Japanese; 3) a demonstrated passion for undergraduate education; 4) the promise of a strong scholarly agenda; and 5) a commitment to fostering diversity and cross-cultural understanding.

To apply, please send only the following materials to (1) a two- to three-page cover letter, incorporating statements on teaching, scholarship, and service; (2) CV; and (3) three letters of reference, at least one of which must discuss candidate’s teaching.  Review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2017, and continue until position is filled; questions may be directed to search committee chair Todd Munson, at

Posting Date: 
October 17, 2017
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