Adjunct Faculty (Japanese)

Employer
Gonzaga University
Location
Spokane, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Proposed Rank/Hiring Title:

Adjunct Faculty (Japanese)

Department:

Modern Languages & Literature

Proposed Hiring Contract Type:

Adjunct

Appointment Percent:

50% or less

Months per Year:

4 months

Job Summary:

The Modern Languages and Literature Department at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor colleague in Japanese, beginning Fall semester 2022. The successful colleague will demonstrate excellence in reflective and effective teaching of Japanese language courses. The Department is committed to an inclusive learning environment and to increasing the diversity of the campus community. In alignment with Gonzaga University’s mission, colleagues should demonstrate, via teaching and/or service, a strong commitment to Gonzaga’s Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic identity and mission which include issues of social justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities. Colleagues who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the departmental ethos and campus climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Essential Functions:

The Department is committed to an inclusive learning environment and to increasing the diversity of the campus community. In alignment with Gonzaga University’s mission, colleagues should demonstrate, via teaching and/or service, a strong commitment to Gonzaga’s Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic identity and mission which include issues of social justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities. The successful colleague will demonstrate excellence in reflective, effective, and inclusive teaching of Japanese courses. Teaching responsibilities include an 4-8 credit course load teaching elementary, intermediate, and/or advanced Japanese language courses per semester.

Minimum Qualifications:

• MA in Japanese language, second language acquisition or closely related field.
• Evidence of effective and reflective teaching Japanese courses.
• Evidence of Japanese and English near-native/native proficiency.

Desired Qualifications:

• Demonstrated evidence of inclusive, equity- and diversity-minded teaching practices

Open Date:

02/14/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Hiring Salary:

DOE

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs , complete an online application, and submit:(1) a cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the position,(2) a curriculum vitae,(3) a statement of language teaching philosophy that demonstrates your responsiveness to the academic and psychosocial needs of students from diverse backgrounds, including evidence of effective and reflective college-level teaching in an undergraduate Italian program,
(4) contacts of two evaluators.(5) a statement on inclusive, equity-minded teaching with a focus on Gonzaga’s humanistic identity and mission. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Christina Isabelli, Chair, Modern Languages and Literature, [email protected] Position closes once filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom, with finalists being invited to participate in a more comprehensive, secondary interview process, also to be conducted via Zoom. Gonzaga University sits adjacent to downtown Spokane, in the state of Washington, along the Spokane River. We exist on the historical lands of Salish speaking tribes in the Inland Northwest’s most metropolitan region. Spokane is Washington’s second largest city and is home to a diverse array of neighborhoods and shopping districts, with considerable variety in food and beverage amenities. We are a short distance from hiking, skiing, rafting, and climbing locations.

EEO Statement :

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Clery Statement:

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics

The safety of all members of the campus community is of vital concern to Gonzaga University. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the law enforcement authority of Campus Security, policies concerning the reporting of any crimes which occurred on the campus (and other specified locations), other security and safety-related policies, as well as the crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be found in the Campus Safety and Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide is also available.

A copy of the report can be found online at www.Gonzaga.edu/Clery. A paper copy of the Campus Safety & Security Guide and Annual Fire Safety Report or the Gonzaga-In-Florence Safety & Security Guide may be obtained by contacting the Student Development Office on main campus, College Hall 120. The Florence Guide may also be obtained on the Florence campus in room 105.

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