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Adjunct Basic Japanese, World Languages and Cultures, Spring 2024

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 29, 2023

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The College of New Jersey's Department of World Languages and Cultures is seeking dynamic adjunct instructors to teach one intensive course of beginning-level Japanese in Spring 2024 (January 22-May 17, 2024). The class has been scheduled for the following on-campus meetings:

JPN152 Mon./Thurs. 3:30-4:50 and Weds. 5:30-6:50pm, plus one asynchronous virtual class meeting

Course description: JPN 152 is an intensive course which builds on the introduction to spoken and written Japanese from JPN151, emphasizing aural comprehension and speaking, accompanied by practice in reading and writing. Cultural audio-visual materials complement written course materials and emphasize the link between language and culture. The textbook is the third edition of Genki.

Minimum qualifications:

Applicants must demonstrate at least near-native fluency in Japanese and English, and hold an M.A. degree, or its equivalent, in Japanese or in foreign language education with an emphasis on the teaching of Japanese.

An understanding of modern communicative approaches to language teaching, including task-based, proficiency-oriented instruction is highly desirable. Preferred qualifications include prior experience teaching Japanese to American learners at the college level.

Note: These courses will be offered in-person at TCNJ's campus in Ewing, NJ. Only candidates within a reasonable distance will be considered.

When applying, please submit CV, letter of interest/teaching statement, at least one sample teaching material, and course evaluations if available.

Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and reference checks

About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found. Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.

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