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Assistant Professor of Japanese

Kennesaw State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Japanese

Department of Foreign Languages


Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Japanese in the Department of Foreign Languages to begin August 2022.


Strong scholarship and a commitment to excellence in teaching and student engagement is expected of all faculty members in the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. The standard teaching load is 3/3. Faculty in the Department teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.


This nine-month tenure track position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teaching undergraduate Japanese language and culture courses at all levels in the Modern Language and Culture B.A. program and in face-to-face, hybrid, and online modalities
  • A consistent agenda of scholarship/creative activity including peer-reviewed publications
  • Service to the department, college, university, profession, and community
  • Contributions to Student Success initiatives at the department, college, and university levels
  • Sustained efforts to recruit, retain, and mentor students in a growing Japanese program


Required Qualifications Include

  • An earned Doctorate, or the foreign equivalent, in Japanese or a closely related field. ABD will be considered; however, degree must be earned before start date.
  • Native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English


Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Evidence of scholarship/creative activities
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching Japanese at the college level in the S.
  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum and materials development for Japanese language teaching
  • Demonstrated experience in use of technology, and/or use of online platforms for Japanese language course delivery
  • Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community
  • International experience


For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia’s largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to


broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level. For more information, visit


For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit


Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

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