Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese

Purdue University

Purdue University's School of Languages and Cultures ( is a accepting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese for the 2017-2018 academic year beginning August 2017. This is a one-year appointment.

Duties: Teach undergraduate language courses, a content course in Japanese linguistics, and a graduate course in language pedagogy, SLA, or linguistics. The teaching load is 4/3. The candidate is expected to be actively engaged in all activities of the program (Japanese tea hour, film series, etc.)

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand or ABD in Japanese or related field. Second language acquisition, language pedagogy, linguistics are preferred fields. Possess native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English. Demonstrated evidence of excellence in research and teaching.

Application Deadline: The deadline for receipt of applications is March 3, 2017, or until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please send letter of application that addresses the candidate’s teaching experience and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation (addressing candidate's research and teaching strengths) to Cheryl Spencer, Letters of recommendation must be on letterhead with handwritten or electronic signature. Address all inquiries to Professor Kazumi Hatasa,

The appointment is from August 14, 2017 through May 13, 2018.

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

Posting Date: 
February 6, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 3, 2017
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