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Adj Faculty Foreign Lang

Johnson County Community College
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 14, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, English as a Second Language, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Job Title

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Japanese


Academic Affairs

Position Type

Adjunct Faculty

Number of openings


Job Summary

The Foreign Language department is seeking a Japanese adjunct professor to teach Elementary and Intermediate level Japanese language courses on Zoom and/or on the JCCC 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 on Zoom and/or the JCCC 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 could be day or evening courses, and hybrid or online and are subject to change as needed.
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 online departmental training.
All of the following are required for consideration:
" Resume/CV
" Cover Letter
" Unofficial Transcripts
" One letter of recommendation from a supervisor
" One letter of recommendation from a colleague that addresses language, teaching and collaborative skills.
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 2 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or 4 years of high school teaching experience
Demonstrated ability to teach elementary and intermediate level Japanese language courses
Demonstrated excellent communication and collaboration skills
Demonstrated knowledge of using technology in teaching

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

Required application documents


Unofficial Transcripts

Letter of recommendation from a supervisor and one from a colleague

Hours per Week


Work Hours/Days


Salary Grade Level



Competitive Rate of Pay


Overland Park Main Campus


Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

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.

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.

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

For a summary of all disclosures (Background check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Career page.

Advertised: 14 Oct 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 04 Nov 2021 Central Daylight Time

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