Central Washington University, World Languages and Cultures
Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Japanese
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Washington, United States|
The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Central Washington University (CWU) invites applications for a full-time Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Japanese for the Academic Year 2023-2024.
World Languages and Cultures is a multi-disciplinary department that is home to five major programs, two minor programs, and two certificate programs. WLC majors include Deaf and Sign Language Studies; Japanese; French Studies; Russian Studies; and Spanish and Heritage Spanish. Minor programs include German and Chinese. World Languages and Cultures offers a wide range of language and culture courses, with emphasis on accessibility of language education and equitable pedagogies, such as HyFlex and critical pedagogies. We offer interdisciplinary curricula that encompass cultural studies, translation and interpretation, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, and literary studies courses among others. Our research strengths include translation and interpretation; sociolinguistics and second language acquisition; equity and access in higher education; cultural studies; film studies; popular culture and globalization studies. World Languages and Cultures features diverse educational opportunities to uphold CWU’s mission of “equity and belonging:” including but not limited to diverse study abroad options, community service learning, community partnerships, undergraduate research opportunities, and internships.
The Japanese language and culture program is a vibrant unit with over sixty majors and minors, featuring robust study abroad participation and contributions to student life on campus. The new faculty member is expected to: (1) teach all levels of Japanese language classes and existing Japanese culture courses; (2) contribute to Asian Studies interdisciplinary program; (3) develop Japanese curriculum according to the needs of CWU students and their scholarly interests; (4) coordinate the Japanese program; (5) contribute to the study abroad partnerships in collaboration with Office of International Studies and Programs.
- PhD in Japanese Studies; Asian Studies with specialization in Japan; Second Language Acquisition with specialization in Japanese; or a related field. (ABD candidates may be considered; however, the terminal degree must be completed within one year of start date.)
- Minimum of one year teaching experience at post-secondary level
- Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese language
- Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in Japanese language and culture curricula
- Demonstrated commitment to research in Japan-related discipline(s)
- Ability to teach in Asian Studies interdisciplinary program at CWU
- Teaching, research, service or other experience that has prepared the candidate to contribute to CWU’s commitment to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse students.
- Teaching experience in Japanese language courses
- Interdisciplinary scholarly profile
- Experience working in a diverse environment and/or utilizing a variety of teaching methods designed for broad student success.
- Experience or interest in mentoring students from a variety of backgrounds.
- Experience or interest in program coordination and curriculum development
- Experience or interest in study abroad programming
- Experience or interest with outreach and articulation with K-12 and Community College partners
- Experience or interest in community outreach
- Experience or interest in collaborative interdisciplinary projects
General competencies include:
- Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
- Judgment: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
- Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
- Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
- Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create an environment that supports and embraces diversity.
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application at: https://www.cwu.edu/hr/careers
Job ID: 5288
Screening Begins: January 1, 2023
Please attach the following documents:
- A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting; and (c) detail how teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU’s commitment to diversity);
- Curriculum Vitae including work history, education, training and contact information for three professional references;
- Statement of teaching philosophy that delineates commitment to equity, diversity, and access in higher education;
- Copies of transcripts for the highest degree held.
**NOTE: Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree.
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Schedule/Appointment: Tenure Track, 9-month Appointment. Additional Summer teaching may be available.
Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance.
Central Washington University (CWU) is one of three state-supported comprehensive regional universities in Washington State. Like the other regional universities, CWU began as a normal school, became a College of Education in 1937, a state college in 1961, and a comprehensive university in 1977. Offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 135 majors, the university enrolls approximately 11,500 students and has a faculty-student ratio of 18:1. With its robust focus on inclusivity and diversity, CWU has enrolled 33% minorities and graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic/Latino students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state. The university holds regional accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Excellence in teaching is the core of the university’s mission, and faculty engage in scholarship, invention, and creative activity to support teaching, to advance knowledge, and to provide outlets for creative expression. For more information about CWU and the community in Ellensburg, please visit http://www.cwu.edu/community
CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer. For accommodation e-mail HR@cwu.edu
|Secondary Categories:||Asian History / Studies