Lecturer in Japanese Language

University of California San Diego Institute of Arts and Humanities

Lecturer in Japanese Language 2021-22

Job #JPF02585
  • Arts and Humanities - INSTITUTE OF ARTS & HUMANITIES

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 23rd, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Dec 21, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Program in Japanese Studies (http://japan.ucsd.edu/) within the Institute of Arts and Humanities (http://iah.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications for a part-time lecturer position in Japanese language starting Fall 2021. Appointment(s) will be part-time with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability.

Qualified candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English and an M.A. in linguistics, Japanese language, education, foreign language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related areas. Qualified candidates also must have at least five years of experience in teaching all levels of Japanese language courses (including as a teaching assistant) and in supervising and training teaching assistants. A Ph.D. in linguistics, Japanese language, education, foreign language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related areas is desirable, but not required.

The successful candidate is expected to work with existing faculty members to design and develop content-based courses, thematic-based courses and/or Japanese language for special purposes courses. We welcome applications from those who demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

The Program in Japanese Studies coordinates a variety of campus offerings related to the culture, history, political economy, and language of Japan and offers students the opportunity to major or minor in Japanese Studies. It offers multiple levels of Japanese language courses, including advanced Japanese and Japanese for Professional Purposes.

Salary is commensurate with teaching experience and is based on University of California salary scales.

Applications will be accepted electronically at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02585. Please submit a CV, two course evaluations, a teaching statement and one unedited video of recent teaching with a lesson plan. Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. Review of applications will begin December 21, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Student Evaluations - Two course evaluations from students.
  • Video and Lesson Plan - One unedited video of recent teaching with a lesson plan.