The Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University invites applications for an open-rank position in premodern Japanese art history (Assistant Professor is a maximum five-year tenure-track appointment, while appointments of Associate Professor and Professor are tenured). The position is part of the Comparative Culture major within the Faculty. Candidates who can teach Japanese art historical and visual cultural traditions comparatively within an expanded regional or global context are especially encouraged to apply. Furthermore, our faculty is committed to promoting gender balance and we have a strong preference to hire a female candidate. The appointment will be effective as early as September 2022, or April 2023, pending pandemic border enforcement measures.

The successful candidate is expected to have research accomplishments and a Ph.D. in hand by the time the job is offered. Teaching experience is highly valued. The language of instruction is English, but competence in Japanese language is necessary. Professional              or scholarly experience in Japan are assets, as is university administrative experience. The normal undergraduate teaching load is a two-year rotation of four courses one year and five courses next year, and it includes one introductory-level course in Japanese art history and occasionally a course in our Core Program. The successful candidate is also expected to teach in the Graduate Program in Global Studies. Applicant must fulfill educational, research, and administrative duties in the operation of the department and faculty and participate in admissions duties in the Faculty of Liberal Arts. Applicant must also carry out administrative duties required by Sophia University.

Applications should include a cover letter (outlining research interests, teaching abilities, and an explanation of your interest in seeking employment in Japan); a detailed curriculum vitae; the name and addresses of three referees; two publications or writing samples; and syllabi for courses the applicant would be prepared to teach. Applications should be postmarked no later than October 31, 2021 and addressed to:

Professor Angela Yiu, Dean Faculty of Liberal Arts Sophia University
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-8554, JAPAN

A short list will be created based on the review of documents. The final selection will be  based on an interview and a sample lecture.

For further information please contact: Professor Angela Yiu (