Instructor or Lecturer of Japanese

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a nine-month non-tenure earning instructor or lecturer position, anticipated to begin in August, 2020.

The successful candidate will teach primarily lower-level language classes in Japanese. Assignments will consist of eight classes per year.  The selected candidate will also be expected to contribute to the growth of the Japanese program.

Minimum requirements:  A master’s degree (for an instructor) or terminal degree (for a lecturer) in Japanese or related field from an accredited institution at the time of appointment.  The candidate must have demonstrated excellence in teaching beginner and intermediate language classes at the university or college level. Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and a high level of English proficiency is required. The candidate must be authorized to work in the USA without the need for sponsorship, now or in the future.

Preference will be given to those with at least two years teaching at the college level and experience using a range of teaching modalities (i.e., online, mixed-mode, and face-to-face courses).

UCF is a major metropolitan research university, enrolling over 66,000 students. Located in Orlando, FL, the center of a growing, diverse community of nearly two million people. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers B.A. and M.A. degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. For more information about the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, please visit our website at For more information about UCF, please visit the website at

The university requires that all applicants must apply online at In order to be considered, please attach the following documents at the time of application: (1) letter of application indicating qualifications for the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names and contact information for three professional references; (4) a document with a link (preferably a YouTube link) to a ten-minute recording of a recently taught class showing Japanese language teaching abilities. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later time.

Candidates will not be considered until all of the above materials are received. Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

Review of applications will begin immediately once the position has closed on October 31, 2019.

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. Florin Mihai at

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at 

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.


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