Instructor or Assistant Professor of Japanese

University of Lethbridge

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a term position (8 – 10 months) beginning August or September 2017, at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor of Japanese depending on qualifications. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

An M.A. or a Ph.D. (or near completion) is required, combined with a strong independent teaching record in Japanese language teaching. Specialization in Japanese language (e.g., Japanese linguistics, applied linguistics, second language acquisition or pedagogy) is required. The successful candidate will teach six Japanese language courses (JPNS1000 – Beginner I; JPNS1100 – Beginner II, JPNS1500 – Intermediate I; JPNS 2000 – Intermediate II) over two semesters.

The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference. The University aspires to hire individuals who have demonstrated considerable potential for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, and especially those who have well established research programs.

Located in southern Alberta, Canada, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate that is surprisingly mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University has an enrolment of over 8,000 students. Our focus on liberal education, selected professional programs, smaller classes, co-op placements, and involvement of students in faculty research provides the very best education available. For more information about Modern Languages and the University of Lethbridge please visit our web site at

All applications must be submitted online, and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, a representative sample of written work, and contact information for at least two references from scholars in the field who are qualified to comment in particular on the candidate's qualities as an instructor. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at and choose the Academic postings option. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters.
Review of completed applications will begin on April 15, 2017, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Posting Date: 
March 19, 2017
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