Lecturer in Japanese Language and Culture

Gainesville FL
Sep 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Lecturer in Japanese Language and Culture

Job Description:

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Japanese language and culture to begin August 16, 2018. This is a full-time, renewable, nine-month non-tenure accruing position.

Duties: a) teach three undergraduate language classes per semester; b) contribute to a robust undergraduate major in Japanese language and literature by collaborating with colleagues to ensure smooth articulation across the levels of language instruction and by participating in course design and creation; c) provide extracurricular support of the program through service that includes placement testing, weekly language tables, and other activities relating to extracurricular Japanese language use.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance Florida's Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary:

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

M.A. degree or higher in Japanese language or relevant area, including second-language acquisition, linguistics and Japanese language pedagogy. Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English and US college/university-level teaching experience are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with demonstrated expertise in language-learning technology are particularly welcome.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504844/lecturer-in-japanese-language-and-culture and must include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) sample sets of student evaluations, 5) a link to a video recording of your recent classroom teaching (YouTube or other streaming sites), and 6) the names and e-mail addresses for three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 17, 2017, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Health Assessment Required: No