Assistant Professor of Japanese Tenure-Track - Fall 2020
Position Title:Assistant Professor of Japanese Tenure-Track - Fall 2020 Position Number:10044108 Benefits Eligible:Yes Campus Location:Multi-Campus General Summary:
The Department of Modern & Classical Languages at the University of North Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Japanese to begin on August 1st, 2020.
UNG currently offers academic majors and minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish, with additional minors in Italian, German, Korean, Portuguese, and lower-division coursework in several other languages. The University began offering basic Japanese language instruction in 1998, and is now looking to develop a more comprehensive program of advanced Japanese courses, additional, interdisciplinary coursework in the College of Arts & Letters, and appropriate study abroad opportunities. Working with faculty in History, Digital Animation & Film, Cultural Anthropology, Literature, and Political Science, the selected faculty member will participate in the further development of a Japanese Studies concentration within our bachelor’s degree program in East Asian Studies.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
Questions can be addressed to the Search Chair: Dr. Brian Mann, Department Head, Modern & Classical Languages.Job Duties & Responsibilities:
- The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses in Japanese with a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year.
- The ability to successfully incorporate technology at all levels of instruction is highly desirable, as is a commitment to building an equitable in diverse scholarly environment at UNG.
- Willingness to work collaboratively in a multi-language environment, to organize cultural activities for students both in and outside of the classroom, and, when necessary, to teach on multiple campuses.
- Earned doctorate in Japanese Language, Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Language pedagogy or a closely related field in hand by August 2020
- Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English
- Excellent record of prior teaching experience at a U.S. institution
- A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, service across the institution, scholarly activity, and enhancement of the Japanese and associated programs.
- Experience with proficiency-oriented instruction
- Proficiency in a language other than Japanese and English preferred
- Experience and ability to successfully incorporate technology into all levels of instruction preferred.
We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.