Director, School of Japanese (summer intensive language program)

Middlebury College

Middlebury College's internationally renowned School of Japanese seeks a visionary leader with tenure credentials, extensive language teaching experience, experience with communicative competency-based language instruction and assessment, and demonstrated administrative ability, to serve as Director of the School of Japanese (summer intensive language program).

During the summer, the Director is responsible for overseeing the instructional and cocurricular program on-site; during the academic year s/he evaluates and hires faculty, publicizes the program, recruits students, oversees the admissions process, and attends one on-campus winter meeting and one directors’ retreat. As part of the terms of a negotiated contract, the successful candidate will spend all or part of the upcoming summer of 2018 at our Vermont campus observing the operation of the School, meeting with the outgoing director as well as the School faculty, staff and other directors, and planning for the following year. As director-designate, the candidate will in most cases also teach in the School. The three-year term director appointment will begin September 1, 2018.

Qualifications: Applicants for this position should be faculty members with tenure or tenurable credentials in an established program. Candidates with extensive language teaching, administrative experience, and leadership ability will receive strongest consideration.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. Preliminary interviewing will take place at ACTFL (Nashville, November 2017). Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect applications. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Please apply at:

Posting Date: 
August 25, 2017
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