Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies: One-Year Appointment

Gettysburg, PA
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in Japanese Studies at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor ( beginning August 2017. 


The successful candidate should have a commitment to teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show clear potential for scholarly engagement. The teaching load is 3/3 and includes all levels of Japanese language and a course on Japanese culture each semester. Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English required.  A record of successful teaching at the college or university level and a familiarity with technology in teaching is required. Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered.

Application Details:

Applicants should apply online at

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy must be submitted.  The statement of teaching philosophy must include the candidate’s experience, ability to design and assess learning outcomes, and some brief descriptions of potential course offerings. If possible, applicants should provide an online link to a language teaching demonstration of thirty minutes in length in their cover letter. Applicants should submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. After the applicant completes his/her on-line application, the professional references indicated will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least one of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.

All application materials must be received by May 24, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Eleanor Hogan, Department of East Asian Studies:


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