Lecturers in Japanese

Institution: 
University of Notre Dame

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for two full-time visiting lecturer positions in Japanese language beginning August 2017. One is a replacement position, the other is a new lecturer position added for next year as the Japanese program at Notre Dame continues to grow. Both positions have one-year initial appointments with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include teaching first-year through advanced Japanese (11-13 hours per week), active program involvement in language and culture activities, and close collaboration with faculty to build a rigorous and cohesive program. Appointments offer excellent benefits and competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. or higher degree in teaching Japanese as a foreign language, linguistics, second language acquisition, or related field; and demonstrated success teaching Japanese at the college/university level in the United States. ABDs and Ph.Ds are encouraged to apply.

We are seeking highly skilled language instructors with native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English.

As an international Catholic, research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian studies, as evidenced in the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the opening of a new graduate School of Global Affairs, both of which collaborate regularly with our growing Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Information about Notre Dame is available at http://www.nd.edu; information about the Japanese Program and the Department can be found at http://eastasian.nd.edu.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, an unedited video clip of classroom teaching and corresponding lesson plan, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin February 24, 2017, and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries can be made to Professor Michael Brownstein, Acting Chair, at mbrownst@nd.edu.

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These appointments are also contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at http://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/university-policies/background-check-procedure-for-prospective-faculty/.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT: The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Posting Date: 
February 5, 2017
Job Status: 
open