Assistant/Associate Professor of Japanese

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Japanese at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin fall semester 2022. The specialization for this position is open: pedagogy, linguistics, applied linguistics, cultural studies or literature. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in Japanese language pedagogy and cultural studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of the Japanese language program and to develop and grow this well-established Japanese program, especially in the area of the program offerings in cultural studies. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring of students, and ongoing scholarship. Native or near native fluency in both Japanese and English is required.  Ph.D. in Japanese or related field required; ABD candidates will be considered.  Candidates who can contribute to one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary programs are especially encouraged to apply.

We value diversity and are committed to social justice, equity, and inclusiveness. Experience working with diverse student populations or communities will be weighed in a candidate’s favor.

Founded in 1861, North Central College is a nationally recognized institution of about 3000 students, located in Naperville, IL, a thriving suburb just west of Chicago. North Central College is within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station and is next to downtown Naperville. The Naperville area is home to many excellent school districts and Naperville, IL has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Money magazine. For more information, please visit: North Central College is an EEO Employer.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references in an electronic format to For further information, please email Dr. Norval Bard, Chair, Department of Modern & Classical Languages at or Dr. Fukumi Matsubara at

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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