Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Japanese


WILLIAMS COLLEGE, Williamstown MA 01267. The Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Japanese, beginning in the fall of 2023. We seek someone who can teach all levels of Japanese language courses as well as disciplinary courses in the candidate’s specialization, which can include literature, cultural studies, linguistics, or any related field. The teaching load will consist of four courses per year plus a Winter Study Period course every other year.


Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


Candidates should have a Ph.D., or all requirements for the Ph.D. degree, completed by September 2023. All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.




Minimum requirements include Ph.D. in Japanese literature, cultural studies, linguistics or a related field. Candidates should have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese, strong teaching experience at the college level, and ability to teach all levels of language courses either independently or collaboratively. Experience in team-teaching and teacher training preferred.


Application Instructions


Applications should include cover letter, CV, a list of three references who have agreed to write on behalf of the candidate and submit the letter in a timely manner (letters will be requested and due in October from applicants who advance to the semi-finalist stage), syllabus of a disciplinary course in the candidate’s specialization, and an unedited video recording of the applicant teaching an actual Japanese language class, accompanied by a detailed lesson plan. In your cover letter, please speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Please indicate the link to the video recording in a word document and upload all application materials to Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/108898). Questions about this position can be addressed to Professor Li Yu, Chair of the Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (Li.Yu@williams.edu).


Application Process


Williams College is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). 

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