Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in Media Studies

Yokohama (JP)
20 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Kanagawa University in Yokohama, Japan, invites applicants for a full-time, open-rank faculty position in the Department of Cross-cultural Studies, a unit of the recently announced Faculty of Global and Japanese Studies (tentative English name), to begin on April 1, 2020.

We seek applicants from the field of Media Studies whose research interests focus on relationships between Media and Language. Teaching responsibilities will include courses entitled “Introduction to Language and Media,”  “Language and Social Media,” and “Media Linguistics.” Additional teaching responsibilities may include courses in English, and other courses offered in the Faculty of Global and Japanese Studies (tentative English name) and the university (e.g., First Year Seminar, Basic Seminar).

Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD by the time of appointment, or who can show evidence of equivalent research accomplishments. Native, or near native fluency in English is preferred. In addition, all candidates must possess Japanese language ability sufficient for work at an academic institution in Japan. For a detailed list of materials to be submitted when applying, the address to which applications should be sent, and further information regarding the position, please view the announcement at  (English follows Japanese). Materials must arrive by July 30th, 2018. Results of the search will be communicated by the middle of October, 2018. Salary is competitive; precise salary level, which is linked to appointee experience, will be determined according to university guidelines. In accordance with common practice at Japanese institutions, all ranks for this open-rank position can be understood as tenured. For more information, please contact