East Asian Languages and Civilizations Full-time Lecture in the Japanese Language Program University of Pennsylvania , Department of Humanities/ History/ Philosophy United States

Position Information


Position Title East Asian Languages and Civilizations Full-time Lecture in the Japanese Language Program

Position Type Humanities/ History/ Philosophy

Position Description

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania announces the availability of a position as full-time Lecturer in the Japanese Language Program for the academic year 2016-17. The appointment will be for an initial one year. Based on satisfactory teaching performance and evidence of professional development with approval of the Dean, the appointment is renewable annually for up to an additional two years. Employee benefits are provided. Applicants for the position should demonstrate a primary focus on language education, and have received at least a Master’s degree in Education, Japanese Language, Literature, Linguistics, or a related field. Native or near-native competency in Japanese language and fluency in English are required. Preference will be given to applicants with significant teaching experience at all levels of Japanese language at post-secondary institutions in the United States. Knowledge of and experience in current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies (especially content-based instruction) and meaningful application of technologies in language instruction are highly desirable. Duties include teaching Japanese language classes (five classes per academic year) at any assigned levels, holding regular office hours, attending weekly meetings of the Japanese Language Program, and working with the Director of the Language Program and East Asia faculty on curriculum development and program articulation.


Candidates are to apply at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/809. Include a cover letter, CV and statement of teaching philosophy. Also submit the names and contact information of two individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation. The review of applications will begin immediately and the process will continue until the position is filled.


The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer


Position Posting Date 02/15/2016

Closing Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Number 1212

Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).


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