The University of Michigan Department of Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of Japanese Language Program Director (LEO Lecturer III) starting Fall 2023. This is a non-tenure-track position with a university-year appointment. This position will provide supervision and leadership for the faculty teaching Japanese language. Responsibilities include 6-9 instructional hours per week, active leadership in curricular and program affairs, and supervision of program faculty. The Director of the Japanese Language Program is a member of the department’s Language Program Committee. A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is three courses per semester, or the equivalent in other duties.  

Applicants must have an MA or PhD in Japanese language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field. Expertise and experience in curriculum development is essential, and evidence of scholarly work related to language teaching or linguistics is welcome. Familiarity with digital and multi-media language instruction and innovative approaches to engaged and experiential learning is highly desired. Native or near-native competence in both English and Japanese is required. Excellence in teaching and instructional service in all levels will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.  

A complete dossier includes a letter of application explaining your qualifications, separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, three letters of recommendation, and examples of publications. A teaching demo is required and samples of materials development are recommended. Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/105418 to apply. Inquiries should be directed to alc-admin@umich.edu. The deadline for applications is September 23, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion of a background screening.

Offers are also contingent upon reporting your COVID19 proof of vaccinations no later than one week before your appointment start date. You may request a medical or religious exemption; however, successful completion of the exemption process must occur prior to your start date. If you will not be fully vaccinated and boosted at the time of hire, you may request an exemption or a temporary postponement of the vaccination requirement. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website.

Based on the expected supervisory responsibilities associated with this position, it is anticipated that it will be excluded from the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.

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