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Assistant Professsor of Japanese

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 8, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, English & Literature, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Working Title Assistant Professsor of Japanese Department World Languages & Literatures Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Position Number Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work.NKUis an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

The Department of World Languages and Literatures (WLL) at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Japanese, starting Fall 2020. We seek innovative candidates whose teaching and research can creatively contribute to our new Japanese major and who will be committed to the continued development of a dynamic Japanese undergraduate program.

Primary Responsibilities

Candidates must be able to teach all levels of Japanese language, culture and literature, have experience in online teaching, and be committed to engage actively in the growth of the Japanese program.

WLLfaculty teach a broad range of language and content-based courses, advise students, serve on departmental and university-wide committees, and engage in service activities in the community and the profession.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for producing scholarship/creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure.


• Ph.D. in Japanese Studies or a closely-related field
• Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese
• Strong proficiency in English
• A commitment to or experience fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds
• Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level
• Evidence of active scholarship

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, visit and submit 1) a cover letter addressing qualifications and experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a statement of research interest, 5) a statement of personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion and why they are important in higher education, 6) graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient at the initial stage), and 7) contact information for three references. Semifinalists will be requested to send a link to a sample video clip of language teaching in Japanese, a sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation. Questions should be addressed to Japanese Search Chair Gisèle Loriot-Raymer,

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education Ph.D Preferred Education
Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number 2019F425 Job Open Date 10/08/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interest
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. Transcripts
  7. References
Optional Documents

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