One-Year Visiting Lecturer Position in Japanese

One-Year Visiting Lecturer Position in Japanese


The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time one-year (leave replacement) visiting position in Japanese language instruction for the 2021-22 academic year. Successful candidates will teach four upper level Japanese language courses over two semesters (2-2) and oversee the first-year language sustaining program during the January Winter Study term.


Minimum requirements include native or near-native proficiency in Japanese; a graduate degree, Ph.D. or ABD preferred, in Japanese, linguistics, literature, cultural studies or any related field; strong teaching experience at the college level; and ability to teach all levels of language courses in close coordination with departmental colleagues.


To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and 3 recommendations. Though not required, a link to a sample video clip of language teaching in Japanese (e.g., YouTube, Google drive) would be helpful. Review of applicants will begin on March 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interview and class demonstration will be conducted by Zoom. In the cover letter, we ask you to include a statement regarding your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All materials should be addressed to Professor Sam Crane, Department of Asian Studies, and submitted through Interfolio at

Questions can be sent to scrane​@williams​.edu.


All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:


Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website ( Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.




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