Position Detail

Visiting Lecturer in Japanese (#495)

Date Posted:
01/30/2017
Type/Department:
Faculty in Asian Studies
Search Status:
Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
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The Asian Studies Program at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer position in Japanese. The appointment is for AY 2017-18; it is renewable for one additional year based on performance.

The position requires teaching the Japanese language in beginning and intermediate levels and participating in departmental meetings and events. The successful candidate will teach five (5) courses per academic year.

Applicants are expected to have a Master’s degree or equivalent in Japanese language, education, linguistics, or a related field with native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English. Preference will go to a person with experience teaching Japanese as a foreign language at the college level. The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Applications must be made on-line at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu by submitting the following: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi and course materials that the candidate has taught with (as one pdf), teaching evaluations of one course (as one pdf), and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted.

Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please direct inquiries to Search Committee Chair Naoko Nemoto, nnemoto@mtholyoke.edu.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.