Lecturer in Japanese -Languages and Literatures

The Japanese program of the Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman College, City University of New York, is conducting a search for a position at the rank of Lecturer, starting in Fall 2023. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Japanese language courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels, including Collaborative Online International Learning (“COIL”) courses; create and teach new courses as needed; and perform faculty and administrative duties for the program and for the department. These duties will include, but are not limited to, coordinating events and program-wide projects; advising students during registration cycles; assisting with curricular development, study abroad programs and other international programs such as Virtual Exchange; assisting with the administration of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at Lehman; working with outside organizations, partners, and individuals for program development, as well as other such activities as may be designated as being in support of the program.

The Department of Languages and Literatures at Lehman offers a Minor in Japanese. Students from Lehman can also obtain a CUNY B.A. in Japanese Studies.

Lecturers at the City University of New York have an annual workload of 24 hours (6-8 courses) per year. The title of Lecturer at the City University of New York is a “tenure-bearing (Certificate of Continuous Employment) title used for full-time members of the faculty who are hired to teach and perform faculty functions, but do not have a research commitment” (PSC CUNY Contract, Article 11, section 11.1: https://psc-cuny.org/contract/article-11-classification-titles).

Lehman College is a senior college in the City University of New York system that prides itself on its commitment to public urban higher education. Located in the Bronx, the College serves its diverse student body of more than 14,000 students by providing a liberal arts education that prepares them for employment, graduate study, and the professions. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. In 2018, Lehman College was ranked 3rd in the U.S. among four-year public institutions for economic mobility for students, and 1st in the U.S. among Hispanic-Serving Institutions with high extended upward income mobility rates.


For the position of Lecturer, a bachelor’s degree in Japanese or related field is required, although a master’s degree is strongly preferred. Native or near-native fluency in the Japanese language is also required. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching and must show experience in at least three of the faculty and administrative duties listed above. We seek applicants with a strong record of achievement in teaching, with high student retention rate, whose academic record demonstrates an ability to cooperate with others.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.



$76,870 - $87,004

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Health Plan Coverage for Employees Hired on or after October 1, 2022 City of New York employees and employees of Participating Employers and their eligible dependents hired on or after October 1, 2022 will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first year (365 days) of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365th day period.

If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

Only after the 365th day can the employee participate in any Annual Fall Transfer Period. An employee who needs to request an exemption from the required enrollment in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan can do so by submitting a HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form to EmblemHealth. An employee, or eligible dependent, must meet certain criteria and the request must be approved by EmblemHealth before the exemption is granted. The HIP HMO Opt-Out Request Form and HIP service area are available on the EmblemHealth website.


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Please submit completed applications by January 2, 2023 for full consideration. Review of C.V.’s will begin on January 4 and will continue until a candidate has been identified.


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