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Lecturer, Japanese

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Singapore (SG)
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Date posted
Jan 10, 2024

School of Humanities
Nanyang Technological University - CML (Japanese)

Young and research intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore is among the top universities in Asia.  

The School of Humanities at NTU Singapore pursues disciplinary excellence and promotes interdisciplinary teaching and research. The School aims to equip our students with up-to-date knowledge, critical thinking competence, research expertise, and communication skills to enable them to realize their potential and aspirations and to make lasting contributions to Singapore and beyond.

Lecturer, Japanese

The School of Humanities invites suitable candidates to apply for a faculty position in Japanese Language in the Centre of Modern Languages at the rank of Lecturer. Candidates must have a considerable track record in teaching, curriculum design, multimedia course materials development and knowledge of new technologies in language instruction. 

The successful applicant will teach introductory to advanced Japanese courses to tertiary students. Developing pedagogical materials, incorporating technological innovations into the curriculum and knowledge of current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies will be an added advantage. 

The Centre for Modern Languages (CML) is a diverse department offering 15 Asian and European languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Russian, Singapore Sign Language, Spanish, Tamil, Thai and Vietnamese). The centre places great importance on enhancing the intercultural knowledge and skills of the learners as well as their linguistic competence.


Candidates who have the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • Postgraduate Qualification in Japanese as a foreign language or in Japanese studies.

  • Native proficiency in written and spoken Japanese.

  • Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Japanese, preferably at tertiary level.

  • Experience in developing Japanese-language materials, including web-based materials.

  • Experience with multimedia and computer-based instructional technologies.

  • Good command of English.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure

Applications received by the 7 March 2024 will receive full consideration. The position is open until filled. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applicants are invited to submit their applications (cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, teaching evaluations, names and contact details of at least three referees) through the NTU career portal:

Enquiries about the position may be addressed to:
Chair of Search Committee, Centre for Modern Languages

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