Preceptor in Japanese

Harvard University

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for the full-time position of Preceptor in Japanese expected to begin July 1, 2018. The preceptor will be responsible for acting as instructor in charge of one of the levels of Japanese taught at Harvard, between elementary and advanced (fifth year level), and for training and supervising instructors in the Japanese program. The successful applicant should have native or near-native command of modern standard Japanese, both written and spoken, be able to teach modern Japanese at any level, elementary through advanced, to learners whose native language is English, and be well trained in the issues of teaching Japanese as a foreign language.

An M.A. degree or higher in Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Pedagogy, Foreign Language Education, Second Language Acquisition, or a closely related field, and several years of experience teaching modern Japanese at the college level in the United States are preferred. Experience in computer-assisted language teaching is also desirable. This will be a term appointment, with the duration of the term to be determined. The appointment is renewable, based on performance and curricular need, for up to a total of eight years.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references (who will be invited to upload letters of recommendation) to Candidates should also submit a 20-minute teaching demo by URL through the ARIeS portal. If online submission through the URL is not possible, a DVD containing the teaching demo may be submitted by mail to:
   Chair, Preceptor Search Committee
   Japanese Language Program
   East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department
   Harvard University
   5 Bryant Street
   Cambridge, MA 02138

All application materials should be submitted no later than January 8, 2018. Please note that your references will not be invited to upload their references until you have submitted your complete application on-line.

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

Posting Date: 
November 20, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 8, 2018
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