Assistant Professor of Japanese - Tenure Track

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Japanese (specialization open: pedagogy, linguistics, applied linguistics, or literature).  We are seeking candidates with a strong background in Japanese language pedagogy and a commitment to pursue a high-quality scholarly activity in their field of specialty. The successful candidate will be instrumental in helping to develop, implement and grow the new major concentration in Japanese. The position requires (1) teaching undergraduate Japanese language courses at all levels and a variety of upper-level courses, as well as introductory culture courses and advanced seminars in English as part of the Major in Foreign Languages; (2) conducting and publishing research; and (3) engaging in departmental, college and university service. Candidates who incorporate technology and innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching the language and culture of Japan will be strongly considered. There is the opportunity to lead summer study abroad programs.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body, and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English and must have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment (August 15, 2022), although ABDs may be considered at the time of offer. We also strongly encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity and equity in higher education.

Applications should include a cover letter (describing teaching and scholarship), CV, transcripts, writing sample, and contact information for at least three professional references. Interested applicants please follow this link to apply:

Review of complete applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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