Lecturer in Japanese Studies

The Department of Modern Languages invites applications for a three-year, renewable Lecturer position in Japanese Studies, beginning in January 2022. Lecturer appointments at Carnegie Mellon are special faculty appointments with the potential to ascend in rank to Senior and Principal Lecturer based on pedagogical excellence, participation in curricular development and section coordination, and contributions to the profession.  Preference will be given to candidates who have native speaker level proficiency in Japanese, expertise in student-centered instruction/assessment, cultural analysis, a PhD in an appropriate area of Japanese Studies, Language Education, or Applied Linguistics, and a record of outstanding teaching.  Experience with or interest in multimedia on-line course development (including assessment) is also desirable. Teaching load is 4+4, or 3+4 with a course release for programmatic responsibilities.

The successful candidate will benefit from a strong and growing support of interdisciplinary humanities research and teaching at Carnegie Mellon, including such initiatives as the Center for the Arts in Society, Humanities@CMU, and Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room.

Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.

Carnegie Mellon University also seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.


PhD in an appropriate area of Japanese Studies, Language Education, or Applied Linguistics, and a record of outstanding teaching.

Application Instructions

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (ET) on October 1, 2021. Applicants should submit 1) a current CV, 2) a cover letter outlining teaching philosophy and evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 3) the names and contact information for three professional references.

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