The University of Michigan Department of Asian Languages and
Cultures invites applications for the position of Japanese Language
Program Director (LEO Lecturer III) starting Fall 2023. This is a
non-tenure-track position with a university-year appointment. This
position will provide supervision and leadership for the faculty
teaching Japanese language. Responsibilities include 6-9
instructional hours per week, active leadership in curricular and
program affairs, and supervision of program faculty. The Director
of the Japanese Language Program is a member of the department's
Language Program Committee. A typical full-time (100% effort) load
for a Lecturer III in the College of Literature, Science, and the
Arts is three courses per semester, or the equivalent in other
Applicants must have an MA or PhD in Japanese language pedagogy,
applied linguistics, or a related field. Expertise and experience
in curriculum development is essential, and evidence of scholarly
work related to language teaching or linguistics is welcome.
Familiarity with digital and multi-media language instruction and
innovative approaches to engaged and experiential learning is
highly desired. Native or near-native competence in both English
and Japanese is required. Excellence in teaching and instructional
service in all levels will be the principal criteria used to select
the successful candidate.
A complete dossier includes a letter of application explaining your
qualifications, separate statement of teaching philosophy and
experience, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, three
letters of recommendation, and examples of publications. A teaching
demo is required and samples of materials development are
recommended. Application materials must be submitted
electronically. Please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/105418
to apply. Inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The
deadline for applications is September 1, 2022. Review of
applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will
continue until the position is filled.
The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to
Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion
of a background screening.
Offers are also contingent upon reporting your COVID19 proof of
vaccinations no later than one week before your appointment start
date. You may request a medical or religious exemption; however,
successful completion of the exemption process must occur prior to
your start date. If you will not be fully vaccinated and boosted at
the time of hire, you may request an exemption or a temporary
postponement of the vaccination requirement. More information on
this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website.
Based on the expected supervisory responsibilities associated with
this position, it is anticipated that it will be excluded from the
provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the
University of Michigan and the Lecturers' Employee Organization.