Instructor of Japanese
Posting Number F302P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/19521
Working Title Instructor of Japanese
Department World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
About the University
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 26,700 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department
About the College:
The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.
The University of Arkansas is committed to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.
About the Department:
The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures promotes J. William Fulbright's legacy of international understanding and global academic exchange. Through the Center for World Languages, courses in 13 languages and participation in many interdisciplinary programs across campus, faculty members empower students to become proficient communicators and acquire a working knowledge of cultures and literatures around the world.
Department Home Page languages.uark.edu
Job Type Faculty
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Competitive and Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Kimpel Hall
Summary of Job Duties
The Department of World Languages at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a full-time Instructor of Japanese, to begin August 2017 and with the likelihood of annual renewal, subject to program needs, availability of funds, and satisfactory performance of duties.
The non-tenure track Instructor of Japanese will teach four classes per semester of Japanese language courses at all levels (true beginners to advanced learners), with the possibility of additional teaching appointments in summer. Instructors are also expected to assist in curriculum development in the basic language component of the Japanese Program and in administering the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT; an international certification examination of Japanese language proficiency) on campus. Duties also involve teaching in close collaboration with other instructors teaching the same class. Openness to different teaching methods is essential.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
- Master's degree in Japanese linguistics curriculum and instruction or a related field conferred by the start of employment
- Native or near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English
- Experience in teaching to English-speaking students; and a vibrant and outgoing teaching style
- Demonstrated experience with preparing students to reach JLPT N4 proficiency or higher
Physical activities associated with this position
For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.
- Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
- Repetitive motion
The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? No
If yes, please specify
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date
Recruitment Contact Information
Fulbright College Office of Human Resources and Diversity
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
416 N. Campus Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-6729
All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions Summary
Completed applications received by 4 May 2017 will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Skype interviews will be arranged for finalists in early May.
Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, curriculum vitae, official/unofficial transcripts, a brief statement on second-language teaching philosophy, a sample course syllabus of classes taught, and optionally, a link in a document (PDF, MS Word, etc.) to a video recording of a regular class meeting (e.g., an unlinked video on YouTube), together with the lesson plan used for the recorded class, uploaded to the 'Other Document' link.
A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. For letters stored in Interfolio, list the Interfolio email address. Applicants are responsible for making certain that letters are received.
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)
- Syllabi of classes taught
- Other Document
- Proof of Veterans Status