Michigan State University, Linguistics, Languages and Cultures
Inst/Ast Prof - Fixed Term – Japanese
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
The Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures seeks one part-time Instructor/Assistant Professor. This is a non-recurring, part-time, fixed-term position for a single course in Spring 2023 beginning January 1, 2023. MA, ABD, or PhD in Japanese literature, culture, film, media studies, or the equivalent. Preference given to advanced PhD student, ABD, Ph.D. or the equivalent. A Master's degree is required for the Instructor position; a PhD for the Assistant Professor position (all degrees must be conferred by the time of hire).
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will contribute to diversity and inclusive excellence through teaching an advanced Japanese literature and culture seminar in the Japanese Studies Program. This is a required writing course for all Japanese majors. The language of instruction is English, but a portion of the course materials must include original texts in Japanese. The successful candidate will also have opportunities, though not required, to participate in curriculum and program development, including outreach activities.
MSU will offer in-person courses in the 2022-2023 academic year; however, an alternate teaching modality might be accommodated as needed.
- M.A. or higher degree in Japanese literature, culture, film, or related field;
- One to two years experience teaching college students in a classroom setting in North America;
- Native or near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English;
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations);
- Basic instructional technology skills, including navigating through course management systems such as D2L or Blackboard.
Desired QualificationsExperience teaching Japanese culture and literature
- Experience teaching a research-based seminar with a Japanese language component
Required Application Materials
- Cover letter with a brief statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of Japanese teaching experience as it relates to this position's requirements;
- Diversity statement, including any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Names and email addresses of three recommenders;
- Representative samples of course syllabi, tests, and/or other materials, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., student evaluation summaries), if available;
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Zoom interview.
Review of applications will begin February 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
The successful candidate is expected to teach in person, though the Program may consider alternative modalities.
For information about the Japanese Program, please visit http://linglang.msu.edu/degree-programs/japanese.
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
The Department of Linguistics, Language, and Cultures has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.
Applications close: Open until filled
Advertised: February 09, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Catherine Ryu, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Linguistics Languages Cultures at email@example.com. For information about the Japanese Program, please visit http://linglang.msu.edu/degree-programs/japanese.
|Primary Category:||Japanese History / Studies