Johnson County Community College
Adjunct Faculty, Japanese,
Type of Position:
Adjunct Faculty, Exempt
Work Schedule, Hours per week:
Adjunct credit rate in alignment with
the Master Agreement
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.
Provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for Japanese language
Participate in the planning and administration of all departmental
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.
- 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
- 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
- Demonstrated knowledge of using technology in the
- Demonstrated understanding of the climate of post-secondary
- Demonstrated knowledge of ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for
- Documentation from ACTFL (OPI) of advanced, mid or higher in
- 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:
- 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.
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.
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:
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
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
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 JobsAtJCCC@jccc.edu
To apply, please visit: https://careers.jccc.edu/en-us/job/495283/adjunct-faculty-japanese