Japanese Language and Literature, Vol.51, No.2, October 2017


Assessing the Effecrtivenes of Content-Based Language Instruction (CBLI) at the College Advanced Level, Masako O. Douglas

The Validity of General L2 Proficiency Tests as Oral Proficiency Measures: A Japanese Learner Corpus Based Study, Maki Hirotani, Kazumi Matsumoto, and Atsushi Fukada

Performance and Nonsense: Osaki Midori's "Strange Love", Nathen Clerici


Angles, trans., Orikuchi Shinobu, "The Book of the Dead," with commentary by Ando Reiji, reviewed by David Lurie

Lecturer in Japanese

The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for a full-time position as lecturer in Japanese, which will be available beginning September 1, 2018. The position is for one year, with possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and sufficient course enrollments. 

Lecturer I in Japanese Language

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer I in Japanese language beginning September 1, 2018. Responsibilities include instruction at any assigned levels and active involvement in teamwork and program affairs. Appointment level will be 100%. This is a renewable one-year appointment.

Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Summer Program

The 2018 Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Japan summer program takes place in Nara and Kyoto from June 2 – July 2. It includes a full-week Shinkansen train trip to Tokyo, Hiroshima, and other cities. In Nara, students will stay with host families. The program offers the following five courses. Students can take a maximum of two courses.
     JAPN 210: Intermediate Conversational Japanese Abroad
     PS 460: Japanese Food Politics
     PS 460: United States- Japan Foreign Policy

Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies

Willamette University, a nationally selective liberal-arts college, invites applications for a one-year (2018-19) renewable full-time position in Japanese Studies at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. 

Japanese Language Teaching Assistant (Drill Instructor)

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year teaching assistant (drill instructor) position in its Japanese Language Program, beginning Fall Semester 2018. M.A. (or equivalent) and teaching experience are preferred, but not required. The successful candidate will assist Franklin & Marshall students in learning the Japanese language and gaining an understanding of Japanese culture through a variety of co-curricular activities, while he/she receives extensive training in Japanese pedagogy.

Japanese Language Teaching Fellow

The Japanese Program at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a full-time position as a Japanese Language Teaching Fellow. The appointment starts in the Fall 2018 semester.  Position is renewable annually depending upon administrative approval, curricular needs of the program and teaching performance.  The position is equivalent to lecturer in other institutions. The normal teaching load is the equivalent of four courses/year.

Visiting Instructor for Summer Program in Modern and Classical Japanese

The Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies seeks a Visiting Instructor to teach modern Japanese at the intermediate or advanced level in summer 2018. The eight-week Summer Program in Modern Japanese (https://www.kcjs.jp/summer_programs/modern_japanese.html) will begin on Wednesday, 23 May and conclude on Friday, 22 July 2018.

Teaching Professor/Academic Specialist in Japanese

The World Languages Center (https://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/wlc/) in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks applications for a position as Teaching Professor/Academic Specialist to teach elementary through advanced language courses in the World Languages Center. Duties include a teaching load of 3 courses per semester, directed studies, and ongoing curricular and pedagogical innovation, as well as service and professional development duties.

Preceptor in Japanese

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for the full-time position of Preceptor in Japanese expected to begin July 1, 2018. The preceptor will be responsible for acting as instructor in charge of one of the levels of Japanese taught at Harvard, between elementary and advanced (fifth year level), and for training and supervising instructors in the Japanese program.


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