Japanese Applied Linguistics - Assistant Professor (Initial Review 11/17/21)

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Japanese Applied Linguistics - Assistant Professor (Initial Review 11/17/21)

 

 


Position overview
Position title: Assistant Professor; tenure-track
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis)

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022; academic year begins September 2022. Degree requirements must be met by July 1, 2022 for employment beyond that date.

Application Window

Open date: September 2nd, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position Description


The Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics (https://language.ucsc.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Japanese and Applied Linguistics at the Assistant Professor level. We seek candidates who specialize in Japanese, with a research focus in any area of applied linguistics. Significant training in second language acquisition and experience in coordination of Japanese language courses is also desirable. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong record of research and promise of continued scholarly productivity. Candidates are expected to have native/near-native proficiency in Japanese and should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching (and developing) courses in Japanese, including all levels of Japanese language courses as well as advanced content courses. The successful candidate will also teach existing courses and develop new courses (in English) in the undergraduate major in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism, may be asked to train and supervise graduate student instructors, and will assist in the development of a graduate program in applied linguistics. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to understanding issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as best practices for ensuring that all students in a diverse community, including members of traditionally underrepresented groups, are supported. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, staff, and faculty from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, and we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and whose professional activities (e.g., teaching and pedagogical strategies, research, mentoring, or other professional or public service) foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. These can take a variety of forms such as, but not limited to, effective pedagogical strategies used for the educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of access and equal opportunity in education; and participation in activities that support the recruitment, retention, and success of scholars and students.

The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)



Department: https://language.ucsc.edu/


Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

 

 


  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Applied Linguistics or related field is expected to be completed by July 1, 2022. Demonstrated record of research in applied linguistics and Japanese; demonstrated record of independent teaching at the college or university level.



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Application Requirements


Document requirements

 

  • Cover Letter - Statement of interest describing the applicant’s research, teaching, and Japanese language proficiency
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
  • Representative publication or writing sample (1 of 3)
  • Representative publication or writing sample (2 of 3)
  • Representative publication or writing sample (3 of 3)
  • Sample syllabus from an applied linguistics course

 


Reference requirements

 

 

  • 3 letters of reference required


Applications must include three (3) confidential letters of recommendation.* Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
Apply link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01134

Help contact: ccsteven@ucsc.edu

Campus Information


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.

UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.

The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

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Job location

Santa Cruz, California


To apply, visit https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01134







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