Lecturer, Japanese Language and Culture

University of Florida, (Gainesville, FL)
Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 09, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL is seeking a Lecturer. Duties include teaching and service, in particular areas related to the development of Japanese language and culture program. Expected to teach three courses per semester. Meet students for regular classroom instruction during the appointed times, order textbooks, provide syllabuses, final grades and assessments by published deadlines, hold office hours as appropriate, and respond to student inquiries within a reasonable amount of time, usually not to exceed 48 hours.

Requirements: M.A. degree or higher in Japanese language and culture or other relevant area, including second-language acquisition, linguistics, and Japanese language pedagogy. Other requirements include native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English and at least 1 year of experience teaching Japanese language at a US college/university.

Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Italian, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever more internationalized world. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

The application must be submitted to this email address employment-llc@clas.ufl.edu and must include (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching philosophy, and (4) three confidential letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 9, 2020. Applications received after October 9, 2020 may be considered at the discretion of the committee.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Ingrid Kleespies, Chair, Japanese Search Committee, at iakl@ufl.edu  

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution

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