Non-Tenure Track Faculty

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for a lecturer position in Japanese.

Applicants must have MA or Ph.D. in Japanese or a related field, and at least two years of successful college-level Japanese language teaching experience.

The professional duties include, but are not limited to, instruction of Japanese at all levels through communicative-based methods, creating teaching materials, assisting with events related to Japanese language and culture, and attending curricular and department related meetings.

A successful applicant is skilled in conducting classroom communicative activities in Japanese, in which students are rigorously engaged in speaking. Those who have experience in team-teaching and/or able to teach Japanese culture formally or informally are preferable.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • MA or Ph.D. in Japanese or a related field
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English
  • At least two years of successful college-level Japanese language teaching experience
  • Experience in teaching Japanese through communicative-based methods
  • Evidence of successful teamwork and collaboration in teaching and/or projects, and literacy in technology
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, collaboration, and administrative skills and adaptability
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

How To Apply

Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 8511

  • Link to a teaching demo video of speaking-centered class (speaking-centered session of beginning or intermediate preferred)
  • Teaching portfolio (at least one syllabus and a teaching plan)
  • A brief teaching philosophy
  • The names, addresses and phone numbers for three references
  • Contribution to Diversity Statement

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Yukiko Maru

The review of application starts on February 1st and continues until the position is filled.

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