Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Japanese.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Appalachian State University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Japanese.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Earned Doctorate in Japanese or a related discipline by the time of appointment. Advanced ABD will be considered.
Demonstrated excellence in, or potential for successful teaching.
Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English.
Demonstrated potential for continued development of research, scholarly or creative activities.
Ability to contribute to the minor in Japanese and the major in East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Additional Areas of Interest: 

Ability to develop upper-level courses taught in Japanese.
Willingness to teach Japanese language at all levels.
Interest in teaching and research collaboration with related fields and disciplines.
College-level teaching experience desired.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach courses in Japanese language and Japan-related content courses at all undergraduate levels.
Advise East Asian Languages and Cultures major and Japanese minor students.
Maintain an active research program and profile leading to publications and presentations.
Provide service to department, college, university and community as appropriate.

Complete applications should include a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation. Arrangements should be made for recommendation letters to be sent directly to the Search Chair, Dr. Xiaofei Tu, at <>. Review of applications begins on November 10, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. Applications received by the above date will received full consideration. 

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, in consonance with the University's mission, offers a variety of courses that enhance students' understanding and appreciation of other cultures and languages as well as their own.

In addition to the broad knowledge base acquired through these courses, students will understand that language and culture are inseparable. Upon fulfilling the Department's requirements for undergraduate or graduate programs, students will be adequately prepared for lifelong learning in a multicultural world.

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. 

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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