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Kobe College accepting Applications for a Guest Professorship

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    Marina Duka

    Institution Type: College / University
    Location: Japan
    Position: Visiting Professor

    Call for Applications for Drake Guest Professor, Kobe College, 2018-2019

    Kobe College (, a liberal arts and sciences college and one of the oldest educational institutions for women in Japan, is accepting applications for the Bryant and Alberta Drake Guest Professorship, a one year teaching appointment in the Department of Intercultural Studies for the academic year 2018-2019. See the following links for information about the programs:

    This position is financially supported by the US-based Kobe College Corporation-Japan Education Exchange (KCC-JEE), in conjunction with Kobe College. For more information about KCCJEE, see:!bryant-drake-professorship/c1mdd

    Position Details
    Period of Employment: One year, starting approximately 1 October 2018

    At least 3 years teaching and research experience at the graduate/undergraduate levels, with preferred specialty in at least one of the following: Studies of Culture and Representation, Contemporary Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Political Thought, Japanese Studies, Border Studies, Cultural Studies
    1. Currently teaching at university level.
    2. US or Canadian citizenship preferred.
    3. English language skills consistent with college and graduate level teaching.
    4. Supportive of the educational ideals of Kobe College, a small liberal arts college situated in Nishinomiya, Japan (between Kobe and Osaka) that is dedicated to the education of women at all levels, ranging from high school to the Ph.D.

    1. Willing to actively participate in educational programs for graduate and undergraduate students in the Intercultural Studies Program.
    2. Willing to teach classes that meet department needs and that are based, at least in part, on the applicant’s research and teaching specialties. The teaching load is comparable to that of a US liberal arts college or university

    1. Competitive salary.
    2. Housing in furnished apartment.
    3. Roundtrip airfare to Japan and reasonable shipping expenses.

    Documents to be submitted:
    1. Curriculum vitae.
    2. Copies of two representative publications in English.
    3. Statement of interest in teaching at a women’s college in Japan—not to exceed 250 words/one page.
    4. One-page Summary of Teaching and Areas of Research—not to exceed 250 words/one page.
    5. Name, affiliation, and e-mail address of two referees.

    Please direct any inquiries to
    Please send all materials, electronically, to

    Initial review of applications will begin December 15, 2017.

    Ms. Kanae Takenaka


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