Teacher-Scholar Post Doctoral Fellow, Japanese

Winston Salem, NC
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Teacher-Scholar Post Doctoral Fellow, Japanese

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Wake Forest University is seeking to fill a Teacher-Scholar Post Doctoral Fellow position in Japanese to begin Fall 2018. This is a full-time, one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon mutual agreement and satisfactory performance. The responsibilities include teaching classes in intermediate and/or advanced Japanese, with a possibility to teach Japanese for specific purposes. The successful candidate may also work with other faculty members to organize co-curricular and extracurricular activities, and may engage in collaborative and independent scholarly projects. Applicants must have a PhD in second language pedagogy, second language acquisition, Japanese linguistics and pedagogy, or a related field, and native or near-native fluency in English and Japanese. Familiarity with proficiency-oriented language instruction is highly recommended.

Review of applications begins on March 2, 2018 and remain open until the position is filled.

Application instructions:

  1. Interested applicants should apply online with: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) sample syllabi. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant.
  2. Three signed confidential letters of recommendation should be sent via email to letters@wfu.edu
  • We also request a digital recording that demonstrates the applicant’s teaching ability in a classroom setting, not to exceed 20 minutes. Applicants should upload their recordings/portfolio to their preferred streaming service (Youtube, Vimeo, etc). Applicants may submit the hyperlink to these recordings in application materials, and include password if the recordings are set to private.
  • The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu.

    About the University:

    Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines a small (approximately 5,000 undergraduates) liberal arts collegiate university with approximately 3,000 graduate students in schools of arts and science, medicine, law, business, and divinity. Wake Forest is ranked among the top 30 national universities and offers a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

    Winston-Salem is part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region, which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the “City of Art and Innovation,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals and active biomedical and environmental research communities. The city is ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys. Winston-Salem is 70 minutes from the Blue Ridge of the Appalachian Mountains and 4 hours from the Atlantic Ocean. Other prominent universities are approximately 90 minutes away in the Research Triangle area.

    In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

    Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States



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