Nov 8

Job: Lecturer in Japanese – Columbia University (Columbia University, NY)

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Position: Lecturer in Japanese
Posted by: Columbia University
Location: Columbia University, NY
Contract: Full-Time

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


The Japanese Language Program (JLP) in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for a position at the rank of Lecturer in Japanese beginning July 1, 2024. 

Primary responsibilities include teaching two to three courses in Japanese language each semester in consultation with the JLP Director and department administration.  Administrative duties include curriculum development (both individual and collaborative) and assisting with the design and execution of program events. MA degree required, PhD or EdD preferred. 

High value is placed on ability to work closely with colleagues in the program.  The position is full-time with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range or Pay Grade: $70,000 – $75,000


  • Minimum Degree Required: MA degree in hand by the time of appointment, with specialization in Japanese linguistics, Japanese language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or other related fields.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese, excellent command of English, and experience teaching at the college-level in the United States.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree preferred.  Preferably, the candidate has experience teaching various levels of Japanese.  Leadership skills in collaborative projects and curriculum innovations and instructional technology are also desirable.

Application Instructions: All applications must be submitted through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting system (ASR).  Please upload the following required materials: cover letter, CV, brief statement of teaching philosophy, teaching portfolios (such as course descriptions and sample syllabi), samples of student teaching evaluations, and contact information for three professional references. 

Additionally, please include a sample of teaching video (please provide link to a sample lecture, such as on YouTube or Google Drive), to be uploaded into ASR.  (Please note that during application review, professional references will not be contacted without prior notification sent to the applicant).

Application Process: This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. For more information and to apply, plesae click here – Apply Now.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure: The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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