Lecturer in Japanese

Institution: 
University of Pennsylvania

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of a full-time Lecturer in Japanese language, beginning Fall 2017. Two positions are available. The appointment will be for an initial year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean.

Applicants for the position should demonstrate a primary focus on language education, and have received at least a Master’s degree in applied linguistics, foreign/second language education, or a related field. Native or near-native competency in Japanese language and fluency in English are required. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience at all levels of Japanese language at post-secondary institutions in the United States. Knowledge of and experience in current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies and meaningful application of technologies in language instruction are highly desirable.

Duties include teaching Japanese language classes (five classes per academic year) at any assigned levels, participating in meetings and activities of the Japanese language program, and working with the Director of the Japanese Language Program and East Asia faculty on curriculum development.

Candidates are to apply at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1139.

Please submit: a cover letter, CV, teaching statement; and contact information for a minimum of two individuals who have agreed to provide a recommendation letter. The University will contact the recommenders with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage the applicants to upload additional documents if available: 1) recent teaching evaluations including written comments, 2) a link to a video recording of a class, and 3) a description of the video and relevant materials.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posting Date: 
April 18, 2017
Job Status: 
open