[C21-060SP] Assistant Professor of Japanese

Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
[C21-060SP]

Assistant Professor of Japanese

Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures    

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, one-year special appointment for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Japanese in the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, beginning academic year 2021-2022.

Candidates are expected to teach approximately 50% Japanese language courses and 50% literature, culture and/or social issues. The regular teaching assignment is four three-unit courses per semester.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Japanese linguistics, applied linguistics or literature.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese
  • Strong interest in developing Interdisciplinary courses and in teaching Humanities courses (with focus on Japanese culture and/or social issues).
  • Record of publications and scholarly work.
  • Record of successfully teaching at college level.
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience conducting course abroad programs.

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: Priority review of applications will be given to applicants who apply by May 31,2021. The position will be open until filled.

To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select job [C21-060] Assistant Professor of Japanese and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three professional references including their address, email address, and telephone numbers.
  • Unofficial Ph.D. transcript

The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University is proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.

Fringe benefits include personal, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Professor Rocío Fuentes, Chairperson of the WLLC Department at  rocio.fuentes@ccsu.edu.

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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