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Japanese: Adjunct Lecturer – NEW!

Hollins University
Roanoke, VA

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Job Details

(posted 5/8/24)

The Department of Modern Languages at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a one-year, Adjunct Lecturer of Japanese beginning September 1, 2024. Please visit this web page ( to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

Position and Qualifications

The Department of Modern Languages includes two separate major programs of study in Spanish and French and courses in Japanese and German. Each of the programs uses an interdisciplinary approach with some shared courses and collaborative teaching based on the common research and teaching interests of faculty members. Hollins University places a high value on interdisciplinarity in its course offerings.

The ideal candidate will be a committed teacher of Japanese that has experience teaching online. Applicants must be able to teach introduction to Japanese, and depending on enrollment, an intermediate Japanese course. The position carries a course load of one or two courses per semester.

Candidates must have either a completed an M.A., Ph.D. or A.B.D. in Japanese or a related discipline and be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching excellence and innovation at a liberal arts institution. Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and a commitment to advancing Hollins University’s dedication to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusive excellence. Candidates must also indicate that they value mentoring students.

About Hollins

Hollins University is dedicated to academic excellence, creativity, belonging, and preparing students for lives of purpose. Hollins provides an outstanding and academically rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education for women and entrepreneurial and innovative graduate programs for all in a gender-inclusive environment. The university promotes opportunities for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and offers real-world experience through global internships supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

Application Process

Screening of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter; and
  • A curriculum vitae.

Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:

  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on teaching experience and abilities); and
  • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

Applicants should submit materials to The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact Associate Professor Ángel Díaz Miranda (

An equal opportunity employer, Hollins fosters diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

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Working at Hollins University

Hollins is an independent liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence and humane values. Hollins University offers undergraduate liberal arts education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The Hollins curriculum and cocurricular programs prepare students for lives of active learning, fulfilling work, personal growth, achievement, and service to society.

The Hollins community sustains talented students engaged in challenging study, and productive scholars and artists devoted to teaching and to the advancement of knowledge. Experiential learning, study abroad, and internships enhance the academic program. The hallmarks of a Hollins education are creativity and effective self-expression, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and independent inquiry and the free exchange of ideas.

Hollins nurtures civility, integrity, and concern for others, encourages and values diversity and social justice, and affirms the equal worth of women and men. Our university motto, Levavi Oculos, calls us to leadership and service in accord with the Hollins values and traditions.

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