University of Michigan
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 10, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The University of Michigan Department of Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of Japanese Language Program Director (LEO Lecturer III) starting September 1, 2021. This is a non-tenure-track position with a university-year appointment. This position will provide supervision and leadership for the faculty teaching Japanese language. Responsibilities include 6-9 instructional hours per week, active leadership in curricular and program affairs, and supervision of program faculty. The Director of the Japanese Language Program is a member of the department's Language Program Committee. A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is three courses per semester, or the equivalent in other duties.

Applicants must have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) in language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field. Expertise and experience in curriculum development is essential, and evidence of scholarly work related to language teaching or linguistics is strongly desired.

Familiarity with digital and multi-media language instruction and innovative approaches to engaged and experiential learning is highly desired. Native or near-native competence in both English and Japanese is required. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.

A complete dossier includes a letter of application explaining your qualifications, separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, three letters of recommendation, and examples of publications. A teaching demo and samples of materials development are recommended. Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to https://apply.interfolio.com/77740 to apply. Inquiries should be directed to Patrice Whitney (alc-admin@umich.edu). The deadline for applications is October 15, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Based on the expected supervisory responsibilities associated with this position, it is anticipated that it will be excluded from the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers' Employee Organization.