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Visiting Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Monterey, CA

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies

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Monterey, CA Campus

Recommendation Letter Requirements:

This posting requires at least three Reference Providers that Monterey Institute of International Studies will contact for a confidential letter of recommendation. Candidates may also have the option of submitting additional letters of recommendation with their application.

Position Summary:

This is a one-year, part-time academic teaching position.

General Responsibilities:

The faculty member is expected to teach 4 to 8 hours per week (3 classes per year), hold weekly office hours, participate in placement testing for students (twice yearly), engage in student advising and curricular development and scheduling.


•MA or Ph.D. in teaching foreign language or related field, with expertise in content teaching
•PhD preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•Native-level fluency in Japanese
•Proven record of teaching excellence as demonstrated in supervisor and peer observations, student evaluations, original materials, etc.
•Ability to collaborate effectively as a team member
•Ability to work with graduate students from varied linguistic, educational, and experiential backgrounds


•Experience teaching all levels of Japanese
•Experience teaching graduate students
•Experience with content-based language instruction, particularly in areas of policy and business

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Working at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

In 2010, the Institute became a graduate school of Middlebury College. Middlebury is known worldwide for its leadership in undergraduate language instruction and international studies, and features both summer language immersion programs and Schools Abroad in 16 countries and 37 cities around the globe. Middlebury is also home to the oldest environmental studies program in the nation.

Monterey and Middlebury share much more than a common interest in cross-cultural communication and the environment, though—we share a commitment to making a difference in the world, and are building a truly global network of programs for future leaders in areas from translation and interpretation to environmental policy, economic development to language education, conflict resolution to sustainable business.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate programs that prepare innovative professionals to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Practical skills, collaborative processes, and innovative approaches are defining features of a Monterey Institute education. The Institute’s unique "Monterey Way" learning model ensures that students are learning through firsthand experiences in more than one language. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey learners are problem solvers and process masters, building sustainable, equitable solutions for a global community through our interdisciplinary blend of business, policy, and language.


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