Lecturer, Department of World Languages & Literatures, College of Arts & Sciences

Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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Lecturer, Department of World Languages & Literatures, College of Arts & Sciences

Tracking Code2664 Job Description

Boston University's Department of World Languages & Literatures invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Japanese September 2, 2022, renewable based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities will include teaching all levels of Japanese language and collaborating with faculty in related fields across campus. The successful candidate values BU's commitment to serving a diverse student population and effectively communicates their ability to employ inclusive teaching approaches. Candidates will join a growing, and vibrant community of scholars of Japan and of the world's languages, literatures, and cultures.


Interested candidates may apply by submitting the following materials through: Boston University, World Languages & Literatures (academicjobsonline.org)

1) a letter of application

2) curriculum vitae

3) one-page statement of teaching philosophy

4) two sample syllabi of two different levels

5) a statement on how you will communicate the value of diversity and foster an inclusive atmosphere in your classroom.

6) a link to an unedited teaching video (minimum of 30 minutes)

7) three confidential letters of recommendation

Required Skills
  • M.A. (at minimum) in Japanese linguistics, language pedagogy, second-language acquisition, or a relevant field
  • native or near-native command of Japanese and English
  • commitment to a proficiency-based communicative curriculum
  • demonstrated excellence in college-level Japanese language teaching
  • leadership and administrative ability
  • familiarity with the North American higher education system
  • and experience using technology in the language classroom.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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