The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Washington & Lee University invites applications for a one- or two-year position, depending on qualifications and experience, as Instructor in Japanese to begin July 2021. This position carries a 6-course teaching load distributed over Fall and Winter terms (12 weeks each), and the university’s signature 4-week Spring Term. The ideal applicant should have a M.A. or higher degree with native or nearnative fluency in Japanese and English, a demonstrated success teaching at the college/university level in the U.S., commitment to world language instruction, competence in developing teaching materials, a familiarity with language-learning technology, ability to offer one course in English during the spring term, and a willingness to create opportunities for use of Japanese outside the classroom. Primary responsibilities include the teaching of Japanese at all levels.
Review of applications will begin April 30, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Candidates should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, statement on teaching philosophy and professional goals, sample syllabi from two different levels of language, most recent teaching evaluations and 3 confidential letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/86823. In addition, please provide an online link to a teaching demo video, if available, of approximately 30 minutes in length.
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.
Founded in 1749 and located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Washington and Lee University offers a unique academic setting of arts and sciences, commerce and law, and is consistently ranked in the top tier of liberal arts colleges. W&L promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia. For any questions about the search, contact Janet Ikeda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the devel...opment of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.