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Terasaki Chair in the Study of Contemporary Japan

The University of California, Los Angeles, seeks applications and nominations for the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Chair in the Study of Contemporary Japan, to be administered through UCLA's International Institute.

Dear Colleagues:

I am writing to invite applications and nominations for the Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Chair in the Study of Contemporary Japan. Given the strength of our faculty in this area, we are now seeking to fill this position via an internal search, limited to members of the UCLA faculty. I have appointed a faculty committee (William Bodiford, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Helen Rees, Ethnomusicology; Carol Sorgenfrei, Theater; Michael Thies, Political Science; and Roger Waldinger, Sociology and chair of the committee) to undertake the search and recommend an appointment.

The successful applicant should be a tenured member of the UCLA faculty, with a record of sustained and significant contributions, via scholarship or creative work, to key issues of contemporary Japan. The holder of the Chair should have demonstrated a capacity to provide academic and administrative leadership. Responsibilities will include active involvement in the leadership of the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, including an initial five-year (renewable) term of service as Center Director, and participation in the International Institute and its relevant interdisciplinary programs. The appointment starting date is 1 July, 2010. Applications, to include a c.v., a statement of research and teaching interests, and a representative recent paper or article, should be submitted in hard copy to:

Ms. Tara Wake
Terasaki Chair Search Committee International Institute
11230 Bunche Hall
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487.

Persons interested in applying for the chair or nominating a colleague may also consult with Roger Waldinger, the chair of the committee. To assure full consideration, applications should be received no later than May 10, 2010.

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