Modern Japanese Popular Culture (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Japanese Popular Culture. Expertise in visual narrative culture (manga, anime, games, film) and a relevant discipline such as media studies, critical theory, or cultural studies preferred. Applicants should demonstrate a strong engagement with popular culture theory, and are expected to have native or near native proficiency in both Japanese and English.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence or strong potential in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (maximum 30 pages), two sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 5, 2018. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2019.  All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.