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Lecturer in Japanese Language 2022-23

Application Window

Open date: August 9th, 2021

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 21, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Program in Japanese Studies (http://japan.ucsd.edu/) within the Institute of Arts and Humanities (http://iah.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The program coordinates a variety of campus offerings related to the culture, history, political economy, and language of Japan and offers students the opportunity to major or minor in Japanese Studies. It offers multiple levels of Japanese language courses, including advanced Japanese and Japanese for Professional Purposes.

The program invites applications for a lecturer position in Japanese language starting Fall 2022. Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly, annual, or biennial, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability.

We welcome applications from those who demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. Salary is commensurate with teaching experience and is based on University of California salary scales.

Please submit a CV, student evaluations of the instructor, a teaching statement, and names of two references. In the teaching statement, please describe teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. Applicants may be asked at a later date to submit an unedited video of recent teaching with a lesson plan.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English
  • M.A. in linguistics, Japanese language, education, foreign language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related areas
  • At least three years of experience teaching Japanese language courses.
Preferred qualifications
  • Experience supervising teaching assistants
  • PhD in linguistics, Japanese language, education, foreign language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related areas
  • Experience designing and developing content-based or thematic-based language courses.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please indicate if you are available for full-time employment, part-time employment, or both.

  • Statement of Teaching - Please describe teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Student Evaluations - Student evaluations from one course.

  • Teaching Video and Lesson Plan - You may submit an unedited video of recent teaching with a lesson plan. If you are unable to upload a video you may provide a link.
    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02835

Help contact: sklevy@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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