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Lecturer in Japanese Language

Binghamton University
Binghamton, New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 12, 2024

Job Details

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies in the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Japanese language. The appointment is for up to three years, and may be renewed.

The department provides students with a well-rounded education in Asian and Asian American Studies by focusing on the study of the languages, linguistics, literatures, histories, and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea at both the graduate (M.A.) and undergraduate (B.A.) level.

The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Binghamton University is committed to equity and inclusion and is actively working to increase diversity amongst its faculty. Members of groups historically underrepresented in the field and those from non-traditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service will be valued. The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Applicants should have an M.A. (or higher) in language pedagogy, second language acquisition, linguistics, or related fields, and possess native or near-native fluency in both their language of instruction and English. Evidence of dynamic and effective/collaborative language teaching is essential.

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here .

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at .

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must apply using the university application tracking system through Interview Exchange at apply please submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, (3) recent teaching evaluations, and (4) the names and contact information of three referees who can provide a letter of reference. At least two of the referees should be able to speak to teaching abilities. Letters will only be sought from candidates who are moved forward in the selection process. The search committee will review and screen applications for an initial virtual interview. Applications received by December 31, 2023, will be given full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.


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