[KineJapan] A Tenure-Track Position of Japanese Film and Media at UC Irvine

Naoki Yamamoto yamamoto at filmandmedia.ucsb.edu
Tue Oct 15 22:40:06 EDT 2019

Dear KineJapaners,

This is a great job opportunity for many of you on this list. I should also stress that UC Irvine has started a very exciting initiative on environmental issues in the field of Japanese Studies, led by Mimi Long.


Open date: October 14th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Nov 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Sunday, Dec 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Assistant Professor, Japanese Film and Media Studies

The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Japanese film and media studies. This specialization may be broadly conceived to include transnational contexts and analyses, and is open in its range of media platforms (such as film, television, radio, anime, sound, games, mobile apps, and/or social media, etc.) and periods (from early cinema to contemporary media). We are also interested in candidates with a demonstrated engagement with one or more of the following areas: cultural studies, postcolonial theory, and/or the political and ethical implications of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and indigeneity. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship and in teaching a range of core and elective courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We offer the Ph.D. program in Visual Studies collaboratively with the Department of Art History. A Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies or related field must be completed by June 30, 2020.

To apply, please upload your cover letter, CV, article-length writing sample, names and contact information for three references, teaching statement, and diversity statement via UC Irvine’s on-line application system, AP Recruit, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05783 <https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05783>
Additional materials, such as letters of recommendation and sample syllabi, may be requested at a later date.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled (start date is July 2020). Applications completed by November 15, 2019 will be granted full consideration.

Naoki Yamamoto
Assistant Professor
Film and Media Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
yamamoto at filmandmedia.ucsb.edu

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