CfA: Lecturer in Japanese
The Department of Comparative Literature and Intercultural Studies at the University of Georgia
invites applicants for the position of Lecturer in Japanese, to begin August 1, 2024. This is a fulltime,
non-tenure-track appointment. The teaching load is four courses per semester. Duties
include teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced Japanese language courses.
• Ph.D. in Japanese Studies, Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy,
Comparative Literature or a related field, with an emphasis in Japanese. Applicants must
have their degree in hand at time of appointment. Candidates with a non-terminal degree
must document exceptional accomplishments in their field or in the teaching of Japanese
language and must be approved for a terminal degree exception before hire.
• Native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English.
• Three years of experience teaching Japanese language at the undergraduate level with a
record of teaching excellence
• Strong commitment to effective language pedagogy, teaching supervision and mentorship
• Innovation with technology and curriculum development
• Ability to teach Japanese literature and culture
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and a portfolio with a statement of teaching
philosophy (1 page max), an example syllabus, and a representative sample of teaching
evaluations (3 pages max). Applicants will also be asked to provide three contacts
for three confidential letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the
candidate’s teaching record. Letters will be requested later in the search process. Applications
received by November 20th will receive full consideration. Apply online through the UGAJobs
website: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/343141. Questions about the position should be
directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Hyangsoon Yi, at email@example.com.
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