Lecturer of Japanese

Institution: 
University of North Carolina, Charlotte

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina Charlotte is seeking applicants for the position of Lecturer of Japanese. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position to begin August 2018.

Required qualifications include: Master’s degree in Japanese, Japanese Studies, or Second Language Acquisition and Teaching or area of specialty in linguistics or applied linguistics with a focus on the Japanese language; two years of experience teaching Japanese as a foreign language at the college or university level; and native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English.

The ideal candidate will have doctoral work in Japanese or a related area; demonstrated ability to develop content courses in area of expertise, for example, Japanese civilization and culture, Japanese business culture, Japanese art, calligraphy, or Japanese theater; and a stated commitment to diversity and working with underrepresented groups. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching.

Job duties include teaching language skills and content courses at all undergraduate levels, fully participating in the Japanese program, and working with colleagues to enhance the use of technologies and social media resources in language instruction, delivery, and learning.

The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is a dynamic, research-intensive department with a commitment to balancing curricular tradition and innovation. In order to further the university’s goal of increased internationalization in the Charlotte region, we offer an MA in Spanish with a track in English-Spanish translation studies; undergraduate majors and minors in French, German, Japanese and Spanish; additional minors in Chinese, Classical Studies, Francophone Studies, Italian, Russian and Film Studies; beginning and intermediate level classes in Arabic, Farsi, and Portuguese; a graduate and undergraduate Certificate in Translating; a Certificate in Business Language; online courses via the University of North Carolina Language Exchange; and a variety of study abroad experiences. We are also home to the College’s new Confucius Institute. The Department boasts a modern Language Resource Center, which provides cutting-edge technology for language pedagogy, and a diverse faculty from around the world who offer more than 200 courses to more than 4,000 students annually.

UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Close to 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 36 master's degrees and graduate certificates, and 34 undergraduate degrees. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate selected for this position is subject to a criminal background check and must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.

Screening of applications will begin November 3, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and should include a cover letter, current and complete CV, research statement, teaching statement, and a copy of the graduate transcript, with English translation. Three original letters of recommendation must be mailed or emailed directly to Dr. Ann Gonzalez, Chair, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223. Email: abgonzal@uncc.edu.

Posting Date: 
October 2, 2017
Job Status: 
open