Lecturer in Japanese Language

University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences

 

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania announces the availability of a position as full-time Lecturer in the Japanese Language Program for the academic year 2020-21. The appointment will be for an initial year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean. Employee benefits are provided. Applicants for the position should demonstrate a primary focus on language education, and have received at least a Master’s degree in Education, Japanese Language, Literature, Linguistics, or a related field. Native or near-native competency in Japanese language and fluency in English are required. Preference will be given to applicants with significant teaching experience at all levels of Japanese language at post-secondary institutions in the United States. Knowledge of and experience in current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies (especially content-based instruction) and meaningful application of technologies in language instruction are highly desirable. Duties include teaching Japanese language classes (five classes per academic year) at any assigned levels, holding regular office hours, attending weekly meetings of the Japanese Language Program, and working with the Director of the Language Program and East Asia faculty on curriculum development and program articulation.

Our program values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality; is committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community; and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and under-represented communities. Candidates should apply online at: apply.interfolio.com/74758.

Please submit: a cover letter, CV, teaching statement; and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who have agreed to provide a recommendation letter. The University will contact the recommenders with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage the applicants to upload additional documents if available: 1) recent teaching evaluations including written comments, 2) a link to a video recording of a class, and 3) a description of the video and relevant materials. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.