How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply by completing the application located at bit.ly/JapaneseLec.
You will be required to upload a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current CV, the names and email addresses of three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation, and to provide a link to a 30-minute teaching demonstration video. You will also have the option to upload self-developed teaching materials and evidence of teaching excellence.
The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer I in Japanese language beginning September 1, 2018. Responsibilities include instruction at any assigned levels and active involvement in teamwork and program affairs. Appointment level will be 100%. This is a renewable one-year appointment.
Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as the following: language pedagogy (in Japanese language preferred), second language acquisition, or linguistics. Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English is required.
At least two years of experience teaching Japanese at the college/university level is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have solid Japanese linguistic knowledge and are familiar with contemporary second language teaching methodologies, instructional technologies and curriculum development.
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
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The deadline for applications is January 20 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Mayumi Oka (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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