Post-doctoral position in Japanese

Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta seeks two recent PhDs with training in German or Japanese for its signature Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies (GLACT) Post-doctoral Program, with the following preferred specializations:
      German:  Applied Linguistics; Language for Business and Engineering; online instruction; and interest in contributing to the summer study abroad LBAT.
      Japanese:  Applied Linguistics; Digital Humanities; and interest in teaching content courses in Japanese in the areas of literature, history, culture, social studies, and linguistics.

The GLACT Program fosters collaboration across languages, technologies, and global cultures. GLACT positions are full-time and renewable for up to three years. They include a 3/3 teaching assignment (with opportunities for a course offset in support of academic program development), health and retirement benefits, a salary of $45,000 per academic year, and a professional-development allocation. Candidates with expertise in innovative teaching methodologies and interest in shaping cross-disciplinary language program development for the 21st century are especially encouraged to apply.

Teaching and Curricular Development: The GLACT Program involves teaching a range of undergraduate courses with one to two courses possible in the candidate’s area of research specialization. The GLACT Program includes opportunities for curricular and program development in topics related to languages, cultures, and technologies, as well as potential instruction in connection with our signature summer study abroad programs Languages for Business and Technology (LBAT). Interest in collaboration with faculty and researchers in the School of Modern Languages and across the Institute – including in technology-oriented disciplines – is vital, as the GLACT position involves teaching a range of students while contributing to new and innovative academic programming and career education initiatives that align with Georgia Tech strategic priorities.

Research: Candidates are expected to continue their scholarly agendas and are encouraged to extend them to include research in areas such as pedagogy, service learning, international education, digital humanities, cross-disciplinary language and technology instructional innovation, and assessment. The GLACT Program encourages active collaboration on shared research interests as part of a vibrant scholarly community, with regular and formalized opportunities for feedback, mentorship, and intellectual development.

Professional Development: Candidates are supported in their professional development toward academic and non-academic career paths through projects such as programmatic assessment, grant writing, administration, publishing, and public relations.

Service: Candidates may serve on committees to help shape programmatic initiatives in areas such as innovative instructional technologies, curriculum development, recruitment and outreach, and professional opportunities for Georgia Tech students in the global arena.

To Apply: Position requirements include a PhD awarded no more than five years prior to appointment plus demonstrated research and teaching strengths. Dossiers should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (minimally, a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and summary of course evaluations/comments; additional elements are acceptable), to be submitted in one single PDF document to Please make arrangements to have three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover to Only digital applications will be reviewed. Review of applications begins on October 6, 2017. Virtual short-list interviews are expected to be conducted in mid-October. Expected start date is January 1, 2018.

The Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The School of Modern Languages is especially interested in considering applications from minority candidates.

Posting Date: 
September 8, 2017
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