Full-Time Visiting Instructor in Japanese

Institution: 
Haverford College

Haverford College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Instructor position in the Japanese Language Program in the Bi-College Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, to begin in the Fall semester of 2017. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal, depending on staffing needs, funding, and positive evaluations.

The Bi-College Japanese Language Program offers four levels of language instruction for Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College students. The successful candidate will team-teach courses, develop online learning/testing resources, and engage in program-related activities/tasks, which vary depending on immediate needs. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught Japanese in a liberal arts college setting, especially those familiar with the textbooks “Genki” (The Japan Times) and “Tobira” (Kurosio Publishers). Also desirable are: full professional proficiency in both English and Japanese; competence in developing teaching materials; advanced computer skills; and the ability to teach an Advanced Japanese course. The topics of such a course might include literature, classical Japanese, translation, science/technology-related topics, and/or social justice and civic engagement.

Candidates for the position should have an M.A. in Japanese pedagogy or a related field and an excellent teaching record. Please submit the following files (PDF format) to: http://apply.interfolio.com/40545: 1) a cover letter stating an interest in the position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample course syllabi in elementary and/or Advanced Japanese; 4) sample of recently developed learning/testing materials/websites (2-3 pages); 5) sample course evaluations (1-2 pages); and, 6) a statement of teaching philosophy and professional goals (1-2 pages). Please prepare a teaching demo video clip (50-60 minutes) to be shared online and indicate the link on the cover letter. Also, please arrange to have two confidential letters of recommendation sent to the Interfolio site above. Review of applications will begin starting March 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the application process should be directed to Karla Alfaro-Urias (kalfarou@haverford.edu. For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability or veteran status. Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition of the College. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College’s educational mission.

Posting Date: 
February 9, 2017
Job Status: 
open