Visiting Instructor in Japanese

Washington and Lee University

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Washington & Lee University invites applications for a three-year renewable position as Visiting Instructor in Japanese to begin July 2017. The ideal applicant should have a M.A. or higher degree with native or near native fluency in Japanese and English, a demonstrated success teaching at the college/university level in the U.S., commitment to foreign language instruction, competence in developing teaching materials, a familiarity with language-learning technology, ability to offer one course in English during the spring term, and a willingness to create opportunities for use of Japanese outside the classroom.  Primary responsibilities include the teaching of Japanese at all levels. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught Japanese in a liberal arts college environment.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, statement on teaching philosophy and professional goals, sample syllabi from two different levels of language, most recent teaching evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation to In addition, please provide an online link to a teaching demo video of 30 minutes in length.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  For any questions about the search, contact Janet Ikeda (

Posting Date: 
April 17, 2017
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