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Asian Languages and Literature is seeking a Full-time Lecturer in Japanese

Submitted by Jennifer A. Miller on October 4, 2018 - 1:18pm
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Full-time Lecturer in Japanese

The Department of Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington seeks to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Japanese. The initial appointment, starting Autumn Quarter 2019, is for three years, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants must have at least an M.A. degree, or foreign equivalent, in Japanese, foreign language teaching, or another relevant area. Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese, English fluency, and at least one year of experience teaching at the college or university level are required. The successful applicant will be expected to teach Japanese language at all levels, to develop curricula and teaching materials, to team-teach, and to train and supervise teaching assistants. The University of Washington has a large and vibrant Japanese language program, including a Japanese major and minor. Faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service; lecturers are voting members of the faculty and have a career path that includes the ranks of lecturer, senior lecturer and principal lecturer.  This position is non-tenure-track and has a 9 month (September 16th – June 15th) service period.

Priority will be given to complete applications received before December 15, 2018. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of teaching materials, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, recent student evaluations, and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted electronically to  Finalists will be asked to submit a video-recording of themselves teaching a Japanese language class. For further questions about the position, the status of the opening, or disability accommodations, please contact Professor Amy Ohta at

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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