Position Detail

Lecturer in Japanese (#694)

Date Posted:
06/27/2018
Type/Department:
Faculty in Asian Studies
Search Status:
Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
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The Mount Holyoke College Asian Studies Program invites applications for a Lecturer position in Japanese. The position requires teaching the Japanese language at the beginning to advanced levels, participating in college and departmental meetings and events, and mentoring students. The successful candidate will teach five (5) courses per academic year.

The initial appointment is for three (3) years from AY 2019-20, with a renewable contract following a successful third-year review. After the second three-year appointment, the candidate will become a senior lecturer (with renewable five-year contracts), and will be eligible for sabbatical leaves.

Applicants are expected to have a Master’s degree, Ed.D, or Ph.D. 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: 1) letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) sample syllabi and course materials that the candidate has taught with (as one pdf), 4) teaching evaluations of two courses (as one pdf), 5) one-page statement of teaching philosophy/practice and 6) one-page statement on mentoring a diverse student community. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. 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 October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Search Committee Chair Professor 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 80 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.