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Assistant Professor of Japanese

Employer
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Position Title

Assistant Professor of Japanese

External Link to Posting

https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/22208

College

College of Arts and Sciences Admin - 32000 College

Dept/School

World Languages and Cultures - 32221

Vacancy Number

16F-408

Position Number

6205

Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks to hire an assistant professor of Japanese. Upon initial appointment, the successful candidate will teach Japanese language and culture courses, coordinate the Japanese minor, offer study abroad programs in Japan, advise students and relevant student organizations, collaborate with related programs, produce scholarship, and provide department and university service. This nine-month tenure-track position is scheduled to begin August 2022.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Candidates should possess a PhD or EdD in the field of Japanese language and culture, or closely related discipline (such as Asian Studies with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Japanese language, literature, culture, pedagogy, etc.).

ABD will be considered; however, PhD or EdD must be obtained within the first academic year of employment.

Pedagogical training.

College-level teaching experience.

Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English.

Clearly articulated research agenda.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Completed terminal degree in the field of Japanese language and culture or closely related discipline.

Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.

Innovative use of technology in teaching.

Demonstrated commitment to program building.

Required Certifications or Licensure

No Required Certifications or Licensure

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences is one of the largest academic units at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. With over 50 faculty members, we offer master’s degrees in Spanish; bachelor’s degrees in French, German, and Spanish; and minors in Classics, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian. We also offer classes in American Sign Language, Arabic, and Italian. Our classes contribute to core general education requirements for all undergraduate degrees at UNCW . Our Japanese program has experienced strong enrollments for decades, organizes a longstanding summer study abroad program in Japan, contributes to the Asian Studies minor, and collaborates with other Japanese programs in the UNC system.

College/School Information

The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW’s largest academic unit and awards approximately two-thirds of the university’s academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts and sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

The College’s twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women’s and Gender studies, among others.

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career.

In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW’s University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives.

Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available. Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special Notes to Applicants

Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on 11/22/2021, the posting closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover letter
3. The names and contact information for three references
4. If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under the Other category.
Note that all requested components must be submitted in order to meet the application requirements.
Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Please direct questions concerning the search to Dr. Randolph, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair at RandolphL@uncw.edu. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Giselle Ennis at ennisw@uncw.edu.

Position Type

Permanent

Job Posting Date

10/20/2021

Job Close Date

11/22/2021
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
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