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Adjunct Faculty, Japanese

Johnson County Community College
Kansas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Johnson County Community College
Position, Department: Adjunct Faculty, Japanese, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Adjunct Faculty, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: evenings

Pay Range: Adjunct credit rate in alignment with the Master Agreement

Benefits Category: Limited benefits

Position Summary: The Foreign Language department is seeking a Japanese adjunct professor to teach Elementary and Intermediate level Japanese language courses in the evening on Zoom and or on campus. JCCC is located in Overland Park, KS, the second largest city in the state of Kansas and part of the greater Kansas City Metro. The Kansas City Metro is known for its museums, restaurants, and music and art scenes. JCCC is similarly dedicated to creating and maintaining a rich cultural community, with an award-winning contemporary art museum and center for the performing arts located on campus.

JCCC is looking for a diverse pool of applicants for a part-time adjunct faculty position in the Foreign Language Department to teach Elementary and Intermediate Japanese courses in the evening on Zoom and or on campus. The Foreign Language Department is part of the Communications Division. Many of our students are non-traditional, military veterans, immigrants, international and first-generation college students. JCCC has a diverse student population and is dedicated to increasing its diversity.

The successful applicant for this job will teach the equivalent of 5-10 credit hours per semester in Japanese. This person will perform other duties expected of adjunct faculty, to include collaborating and working successfully with other full-time and adjunct faculty in the Foreign Language department and other duties as assigned. Teaching assignments are Online-Hybrid (Zoom) and or face to face classes in the evening.

Additional responsibilities:
Provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for Japanese language students.
Participate in the planning and administration of all departmental initiatives.
Participate in on-campus events promoting languages.
Complete ACTFL and/or other departmental training.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Candidates will be interviewed using zoom and will be asked to demonstrate a 30 minute Zoom class.

Required Qualifications:
  • HLC criteria (M.A. in Japanese or an MA in a related discipline with at least 18 hours of graduate work in Japanese)
  • Demonstrated ability to teach elementary and intermediate level Japanese language courses
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of using technology in teaching
  • Demonstrated 2 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or 4 years of high school teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of using technology in the classroom
  • Demonstrated understanding of the climate of post-secondary institutions
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
  • Documentation from ACTFL (OPI) of advanced, mid or higher in Japanese
  • Ability to teach Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish with HLC credentials
  • PhD in Japanese, East Asian Languages or Cultures or Linguistics with a focus on the Japanese language
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Elementary and Intermediate level Japanese language courses
  • Demonstrated ability to teach online using zoom or a platform similar to zoom

All of the following are required for consideration:
- Resume/CV
- Unofficial Transcripts
- One letter of recommendation from a supervisor
- One letter of recommendation from a colleague that addresses language, teaching and collaborative skills.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students' success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

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