Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Japanese

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The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Mount Union seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant professor of Japanese position, beginning August 2020


The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching, professional activities, and program growth. Teaching responsibilities include courses from elementary to advanced Japanese as well as various content courses. Other responsibilities include advising students, recruitment of Japanese majors and minors, and mentoring teacher licensure candidates;

The successful candidate will also teach courses in Mount Union's general education program, the Integrative Core.; Additional expectations include professional development and scholarly activity, 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, statement of research plan, contact information, and three letters of reference to the Job Search Committee Chair. Electronic applications are required and can be submitted online at

Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Hamako Furuhata-Turner, with any questions.

Review of applications will begin immediately 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. T

The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expressions, 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.


For benefit eligible positions, the University of Mount Union provides a comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to: generous retirement contribution, medical/RX insurance through AultCare, dental and vision insurance, and group life and disability insurance. The University of Mount Union prides itself on its dedication to the health and well-being of its community and offers a campus wellness program, along with tobacco cessation resources, as all campus buildings and property are tobacco free. Participation in most benefit programs is optional and participation is effective after the completion of the formal enrollment process and after the appropriate waiting periods. A detailed explanation of benefits offered for this position is provided by Human Resources during on-campus interviews.

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