Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese
Havard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
United States

Title Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Position Description

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University anticipates one or more openings for a full-time Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese expected to begin August 1, 2016 to extend through June 30, 2017. Drill instructors teach small-group drill sections in Japanese language classes under the supervision of a course head and assist the course head in preparing class materials, grading, and providing individual assistance to students.

This is a term appointment for one year, with the possibility of renewal dependent on performance and curricular need.

Basic Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree or higher and experience teaching Japanese are required. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in all modalities of Japanese (reading, writing, listening, and speaking.) Computer literacy is also required.

Additional Qualifications

Experience teaching Japanese at the college level to students whose native language is English is preferred.

Special Instructions

Candidates interested in applying for the position should submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and email contact information of three references to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6677. The references will be contacted separately and invited to upload letters of recommendation. In addition, (4) a 20-minute DVD of the applicant teaching should be submitted by surface mail to the following address.
Chair, Drill Instructor Search
Japanese Language Program
Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Harvard University
5 Bryant Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

All the above should be submitted by March 1, 2016.

Selected candidates will be contacted directly in mid-March for an interview to be conducted either by Skype, for candidates outside the Boston area, or on the Harvard campus, for candidates within the Boston area.

Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online.

Contact Information

Carolyn Choong
Language Program Coordinator

Contact Email eal@fas.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3


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