Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Japanese

University of Denver

The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver will hire a one-year Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Japanese. This is a non-tenure track position with full benefits and a 9-month contract. The position may be extended for an additional year, contingent on departmental need and funding. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and inclusive excellence through their teaching, research, and service. The teaching load for this position is eight classes over three academic quarters. The successful candidate will teach courses in the elementary and possibly the intermediate sequence, and/or a general education course in English, depending on program needs.

The Department of Languages & Literatures of the University of Denver is an undergraduate department offering nine modern languages, including majors in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish, minors in those languages plus Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin, and electives in Arabic and classical Greek.

Required Qualifications
     - MA in Japanese literature, Japanese linguistics or related field by the time of application.
     - Experience teaching Japanese language to diverse students at the U.S. college or university level with proven excellence and effectiveness.
     - Native-level or near-native fluency in Japanese and English.

Essential Functions
     - Course instruction and grading.
     - Coordination of first-year Japanese.
     - Assessment of the first-year Japanese language sequence.
     - Participation in program promotion activities outside the classroom.
     - Participation in Japanese program meetings and departmental meetings.

Please refer to the job advertisement on the University of Denver Careers page for full details of the position, and to apply:

Application Instructions:
This position is open until filled, although applications received after Wednesday, May 31, 2017 are not guaranteed consideration. Candidates must apply online through to be considered; only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application.

Please include the following documents with your application:
   1. Letter of Application (Cover Letter).
   2. CV.
   3. One-page statement on how the candidate can contribute to DU's inclusive excellence (diversity, equity, and inclusion) mission (See
   4. Teaching philosophy statement.
   5. Evidence of excellence in undergraduate Japanese language instruction: (a) recent, complete course evaluations; (b) a link to an unedited sample teaching video, preferably of a first- or second-year language class (maximum 15 minutes long); (c) syllabi and sample lesson plan for elementary and intermediate language, proposed or actual.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

PLEASE NOTE: For non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents interested in applying and who will need immigration sponsorship for this position, please contact Marcy Cozzens, Manager of Recruiting Services at

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Posting Date: 
May 9, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Job Status: