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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Japanese Language and Culture

University of Florida

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Japanese Language and Culture

Job No: 525512
Work Type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Humanities

Job Description

Classification Title:
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer

Job Description:

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Japanese language and culture to begin August 16, 2023. This is a full-time, renewable, nine-month, non-tenure accruing position with the working title of Instructional Assistant or Associate Professor.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will; a) teach three undergraduate language classes per semester; b) contribute to a robust undergraduate major in Japanese language and culture by collaborating with colleagues to ensure smooth articulation across the levels of language instruction and by participating in course design and creation; c) provide extracurricular support of the program through service that includes placement testing, weekly language tables, and other activities relating to extracurricular Japanese language use.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Japanese, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever more internationalized world. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and the Department especially encourages applications from women and minority groups. We particularly welcome applicants who can create such a diverse environment with their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Expected Salary:

Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
    M.A. degree or higher in Japanese language or relevant area, including second-language acquisition, linguistics, and Japanese language pedagogy. To be considered for hire at the Senior Lecturer level, applicants should have a minimum of five years of US college/university-level teaching experience Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English and US college/university-level teaching experience are required. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in language-learning technology or online course development are particularly welcome.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Japanese

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

1) cover letter,

2) curriculum vitae,

3) statement of teaching philosophy,

4) Quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations,

5) The names and e-mail addresses for three references.

After initial review, a 25-minute video recording of recent classroom teaching and letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 28, 2023 but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Christopher Smith, Chair, Japanese Search Committee, at

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: Open until filled

To apply, visit

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