Japanese Adjunct Lecturer

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Japanese Adjunct Lecturer

Illinois College seeks an adjunct lecturer to teach two Japanese language courses at the elementary level in the Spring 2020 semester.

Candidate will have sole responsibility to teach two introductory Japanese language courses (Japanese 2 and Japanese 4). Based on provided syllabi, the instructor will prepare lessons, exercises, quizzes, and exams; they will be responsible for providing feedback (written and oral) to students in the class. They will need to hold regular office hours to meet with students, as well as participate in department activities as necessary. Interested candidates may contact Dr. Tomoko Kern at [email protected] with any pre-application questions about courses and students.

The ideal candidate will have a Ph. D. in Japanese language instruction. ABDs are encouraged to apply. Candidates with an MA in Japanese language instructor will be considered, as will those with an MA in areas such as Second Language Acquisition, Education, or Linguistics combined with teaching experience and native proficiency in Japanese.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to new teaching approaches.

The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.
Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to [email protected]. On the subject line, please put Attn: Dr. Devin Bryson, Chair of the Japanese Search Committee.

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or similar documents), if available
  • Contact information for three references and/ or three letters of reference




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Posted: 10/20/2019
Application Due: 1/9/2020
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