Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese

Auburn University

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Auburn University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese one-year appointment, starting fall semester 2018.

This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure-eligible position, with possibility of renewal (up to three years in total). Teaching load is 3/3 per academic year of mostly elementary- and intermediate-level Japanese. If need exists, candidate may also be asked to teach in area of specialization. Minimum qualifications include: Ph.D. in Japanese Studies or Japanese Linguistics, native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English, college-level teaching experience in the U.S., positive teaching evaluations, and familiarity with current language pedagogy and the ACTFL Guidelines. Demonstrated ability to develop content courses in area of expertise is preferred. Candidates must be willing to participate in extra-curricular activities to help promote enrollment and participation in the Department’s Asian Studies Minor program.

The candidate selected for this position must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin, and to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The candidate must be able to communicate fluently in Japanese and English. For further information about Auburn University and our department visit:

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public school systems and regional medical centers.

To apply for this position: Applicants will be required to attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, recent teaching evaluations, and names and email addresses of three references.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.

Posting Date: 
November 15, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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