Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese

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Description

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese for the 2021-2022 academic year, with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities include a combination of Japanese language teaching, courses in the candidate’s discipline taught in English, and assistance with administration of the Japanese Section. Candidates with expertise in fields including Japanese linguistics, literature, and language pedagogy are encouraged to apply.

The Japanese program is a vibrant component of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, offering students four years of rigorous Japanese language instruction, courses in Japanese literature and film, and numerous co-curricular study opportunities.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty.

Qualifications

College-level Japanese-language teaching experience is expected. The ideal candidate will have Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment; candidates at advanced ABD status may also be considered.

Application Instructions

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of reference, and a statement of teaching philosophy detailing language teaching experience. Apply here via Interfolio. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit a video demonstrating language teaching; a link to an online video can be specified in the cover letter. Questions may be directed to Professor Will Gardner, search chair, wgardne1@swarthmore.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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