Instructor in Japanese

Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Language Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Position Description

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University anticipates a possible opening for a full-time Language Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese expected to begin August 1, 2022 and to extend through June 30, 2023. Language instructors (formerly Drill Instructors) teach small-group sections in Japanese language classes under the supervision of a course head and assist the course head in preparing class materials, grading, and providing individual assistance to students.

Should this opening become available, this will be a term appointment for one year, with the possibility of renewal dependent on performance and curricular need.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in all modalities of Japanese (reading, writing, listening, and speaking); a bachelor’s degree or higher; experience teaching Japanese, preferably at the college level to students whose native language is English; and computer literacy.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit to the job portal at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10769:

1. A cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
2. A Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
Candidates should also send a 20-minute video of the applicant teaching by URL through the ARIeS portal, or share the video file with eal@fas.harvard.edu.

All the above should be submitted by February 22, 2022. Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online. Recommendation letters are due by February 26, 2022.

Selected candidates will be contacted directly in late February for an interview to be conducted virtually.

Contact Information

Rebecca Mahoney
Language Program Coordinator
Contact Email eal@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. URL
  2. Video