[KineJapan] Japanese lit/film/visual culture job @ UC Riverside, 2019~20

Anne McKnight annekmcknight at gmail.com
Wed May 8 22:22:38 EDT 2019

Hello everyone~

Pardon the cross-posting…

Our wonderful Instructor is moving on, and UCR Comp Lit has a 6-course VAP
(Visiting Assistant Prof) position in Japanese lit & Visual Culture fields
for 2019-20. Feel free to PM me with any questions. Students are really
game & interesting. (Courses were established with the former instructor in
mind.) Should have PhD in hand when school starts.

The more official and pleasing-to-the-eye version of the ad is in the PDF
file attached. Please feel free to ping me with any questions!


Associate Professor, Dept of Comparative Literature and Languages
*Mailing*: 2401 HMNSS Building, UC Riverside, Riverside CA, 92521  USA
*Office & Office Hours*: 2508 HMNSS Building, T/Th 3:40~4:30 +
by appointment
*email*: anne.mcknight at ucr.edu

*Department of Comparative Literature and Languages *


*Academic Year Position*: Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese and
Comparative Literature Starting Date: The appointment will be for one year
beginning July 1, 2019.
*Salary*: Based on 100% annual salary of $60,000 (pending final budget
approval). Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding
and performance.
Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Japanese Literature, Comparative
Literature, or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with
experience and success in teaching Japanese Literature and Comparative
Literature at an American university.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse
undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing
routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation
college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Duties will consist in the instruction of 6 courses as follows, alongside
meeting with and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as necessary.

*Fall 2019:*
JPN 22, “Introduction to Japanese Film”
JPN 152K, “Themes in Modern Japanese Literature: Dreams and Other Virtual

*Winter 2020:*JPN 34, “Introduction to Classical Japanese Literature” CPLT
277, “Graduate Seminar in Comparative Literature”

*Spring 2020:*JPN 153G, “Themes in Early Japanese Literature: The Culture
of the Floating World” JPN 154, “Themes in the Folklore and Popular Culture
of Japan”

*Application Procedure:*Please provide cover letter, CV, teaching
statement, statement of contributions to diversity, sample syllabus or
syllabi, teaching evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials
should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system:


Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit
system to have your recommenders upload them directly.
Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to
be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an
Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email
address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries”. The
following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature:
Review of applications will begin May 30, 2019 and will continue until the
position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and
supporting material should be received by May 30, 2019.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action
Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of
excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.

Department Contact person – Prof. Anne McKnight: Anne.McKnight at ucr.edu)
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