Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Japanese



Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Japanese

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Mount Union seeks a full-time, tenure-track, Japanese Language faculty member (Assistant or Associate) to both teach Japanese language courses and direct the Japanese Language Program, beginning August 2023. The academic rank of the successful candidate will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching, program leadership, and professional activities. Teaching responsibilities include courses from elementary to advanced Japanese as well as various content courses. The successful candidate will direct the Japanese Program, which includes, among other duties, developing and implementing recruitment activities, advising students, and mentoring teaching licensure candidates. Other responsibilities include professional development and scholarly activity, as well as service to the Department, the University, and the greater community. Native or near-native competence in Japanese and English is required.

Ph.D. in Japanese, Japanese literature and culture, Japanese language pedagogy, or in a related field. Undergraduate teaching experience is required.

Candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic applications are required and can be submitted online at The review of applications will begin on September 26, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is required to complete assigned University compliance training as communicated by the University.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. When requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The University of Mount Union is an equal-opportunity employer. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law.

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