Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor of Japanese

The Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Teaching-Track position in Japanese, beginning in fall 2023. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English. PhD in Linguistics (Japanese), Japanese Studies, or relevant field is required, ABD considered. Demonstrated experience or interest in technology-enhanced language and culture teaching and assessment, including online course development, is highly desirable, as is interest in developing study abroad and exchange programs. Demonstrated ability to bridge language and cultural studies, with primary or secondary interests in applied linguistics, anthropological linguistics, intercultural communication, or language socialization in Japan.

A healthy and growing program that serves over 400 students per year and hosts a popular major and minor, Japanese Studies at CMU is a content/culture-based, assessment-driven, and learner-centered program for developing skills in language and cultural analysis. The successful candidate will be able to teach Japanese language at all levels and develop specialized courses in their area of interest, including topics courses at the advanced level, along with interdisciplinary courses in English for the Dietrich College general education curriculum. The successful candidate will also contribute to the Applied Multilingual Studies major and minor, and will have the opportunity to teach and mentor graduate students in the MA in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition program. Teaching load is 3+3.

Teaching-track faculty in the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon enjoy robust research and professional development support, including regular research funds, conference travel, sabbatical leaves, and opportunities for advancement and leadership roles in the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will also benefit from a strong and growing support of interdisciplinary humanities research and teaching at Carnegie Mellon, including such initiatives as the Center for the Arts in Society, Humanities@CMU, and Askwith Kenner Global Languages and Cultures Room.

Carnegie Mellon University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service. We seek to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.  Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about life in Pittsburgh and becoming part of a welcoming institution that inspires innovations.


PhD in Linguistics (Japanese), Japanese Studies, or relevant field. ABD considered. Native or near-native fluency (Distinguished or Superior on the ACTFL scale) in Japanese and English is required.

Application Instructions

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (ET) on November 30, 2022. Applicants should submit 1) a current CV, 2) one cover letter addressing research, teaching and evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 3) the names and contact information for three professional references.

Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Yoshihiro Yasuhara

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