Modern Languages and Literatures, Director and Lecturer, Japanese Studies Program, Non-Tenure Track

Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 24, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Job Title Modern Languages and Literatures, Director and Lecturer, Japanese Studies Program, Non-Tenure Track Position Title Modern Languages and Literatures, Director and Lecturer, Japanese Studies Program, Non-Tenure Track Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code MODERN LANGUAGES (02107A) Department Name MODERN LANGUAGES Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago ( LUC ) invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track position at the rank of Lecturer, for academic year 2021-2022. The candidate will assume the direction of the Japanese Language and Culture Minor Program. The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is one of the most diverse departments at Loyola with more than 20 full-time faculty members, over 12 majors and minors, and a graduate program in Spanish. For more information about the department’ faculty and academic programs, please visit its website at https://www.luc.edu/modernlang/index.shtml

This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Director of the Japanese Language and Culture Program will plan the curriculum, assign courses to the Japanese instructors, supervise student advisement and recruit both high school and college students to the minor. In addition to these administrative duties, the candidate will be expected to teach 8 courses per year, 4 per semester. These may include but are not limited to courses in Japanese Literature in Translation, Contemporary Japan, Japanese popular culture, Japanese Film, and Japanese and Japanese American Women Writers. Loyola seeks to expand interdisciplinary and intercollege collaboration in both research and pedagogy; therefore, experience with interdisciplinary teaching and interdisciplinary curriculum development are essential to this position. The Director of the Japanese Language Program will also develop faculty- led opportunities for Loyola undergraduates to study in Japan, recruit locally and more widely, and establish working ties with Japan-related schools and institutions in Chicago and abroad. Successful grant writing skills are a decisive asset.

Qualifications

The candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field of Japanese studies or philosophy and at least 5 years of experience teaching Japanese language to undergraduates at an American university, native or near-native fluency in Japanese and excellent English communication skills and experience with curriculum development. The candidate will have strong inclusion-related skills, to foster the highly diverse group of students studying Japanese and participating in Japanese extra and co-curricular activities. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

The candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field of Japanese studies or philosophy and at least 5 years of experience teaching Japanese language to undergraduates at an American university, native or near-native fluency in Japanese and excellent English communication skills and experience with curriculum development. The candidate will have strong inclusion-related skills, to foster the highly diverse group of students studying Japanese and participating in Japanese extra and co-curricular activities. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Open Date 11/24/2020 Close Date Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement on teaching experience; and (4) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of professional development, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC ). Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence to:

Professor Hong Chen, Search Committee Chair
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2020 and continue until January 4, 2020.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity—including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment—is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed

Quick Link for Posting https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14577 Job Number 85TBD Organizational Location PROVOST
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Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/09/2021 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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