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Assistant Professor (Japanese)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of LLL/Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Date Posted:
December 17, 2013
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 20, 2014
Salary Information:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • Appointment to begin August 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach undergraduate courses in Japanese language and linguistics, graduate courses in pedagogy including teaching practica; advise undergraduate and graduate students; train and evaluate graduate teaching assistants in Japanese; conduct and publish research in area(s) of specialization; participate in departmental and university service; other duties as assigned. Areas of specialization in pedagogy are open, but candidates with a research emphasis on JSL/JFL literacy development, or kanji learning, or heritage language learning are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. in Japanese language or Japanese linguistics or closely related field from a college or university of recognized standing with demonstrated expertise in Japanese pedagogy (all requirements for the doctorate must be completed by 08/01/2014);
  2. high level of proficiency in Japanese and English;
  3. experience in teaching Japanese at a college level.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of application, CV, a one-page statement on teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence (if available), a statement of current and future research plans, and representative publications or writing samples as e-mail attachments in pdf format to or to the address listed below. Email submissions preferred. The subject of your e-mail must appear as follows: "Last name, First name". For example: Doe, Jane. In addition, three letters of recommendation (on institutional letterhead) should be sent directly by recommenders to as e-mail attachments in pdf format.
  1. East Asian Languages and Literatures
  2. 1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 382
  3. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Search Committee Chair; 808-956-8940;

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