Oct 15

Job: Assistant Instructional Professor, Japanese Studies – University of Florida (Gainesville, FL, USA)

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Position: Assistant Instructional Professor, Japanese Studies
Posted by: University of Florida
Location: Gainesville, FL, USA
Contract: Full-Time

Thank you to our friends at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for this Job Posting.

Application Deadline: Nov 3

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Assistant Instructional Professor in Japanese language and culture to begin August 16, 2024. This is a full-time, renewable, nine-month non-tenure accruing position.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will 

a) contribute to the development and teaching of Japanese language and culture courses (including online); 

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 typical teaching assignment for a lecturer is three courses per semester.

Minimum Requirements

  • M.A. degree or higher in Japanese language or relevant area, including second-language acquisition, linguistics, and Japanese language pedagogy.
  • 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.

General Information

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.


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

Instructions for candidates

Applications must be submitted on-line at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/525512/lecturer-in-japanese-language-and-culture and must include:

1) cover letter,

2) curriculum vitae,

3) statement of teaching philosophy,

4) A list of three letter writers and the writers’ contact information. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet,

5) sample syllabus for one course,

6) lesson plans or teaching material for one class session,

7) a video or link to a video of a teaching demonstration (approx. 25 minutes),

8) data from teaching evaluations.

Application lesson plans or teaching material and teaching demonstration video may, but need not, cover the same course material.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 03, 2023, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Matthieu Felt, Chair, Japanese Search Committee, at mfelt@ufl.edu

The final 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 must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

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