Assistant Professor of Japanese

The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of North Texas seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Japanese to begin in Fall 2024. The anticipated teaching load is 4 courses per academic year.

We seek outstanding applicants with fluency and mastery in English and Japanese. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment in Japanese or related field. Specialization for this position is open: Japanese pedagogy, linguistics, applied linguistics, cultural studies, film and media studies, literature, or a closely related field.

Successful applicants will demonstrate experience in teaching advanced undergraduate Japanese language courses and courses on topics related to Japan in Japanese, along with an ability to teach in English. The University expects faculty members to maintain an active research agenda and commitment to service (program, department, university, and/or professional organizations).

Applications should include a cover letter detailing research interests and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, one writing sample, summary of teaching evaluations, and a list of names and contact information for three references. Applications must be submitted online via the UNT Jobs Portal

We will begin reviewing applications on November 10, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom in December.

With some 44,000 students, the University of North Texas is a tier one research institution located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers majors in French, German, and Japanese as well as professional certification in French. The professional certification is useful for careers in travel and tourism, law enforcement, the medical profession and business. Minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Latin are also available. The department also offers undergraduate courses in Korean and American Sign Language.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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