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Assistant Professor (Japanese)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Department of East Asian Languages & Literature
Date Posted:
October 10, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins November 22, 2017
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, 2018, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach introductory and upper division undergraduate courses in Japanese language and linguistics;
  2. Teach graduate courses in Japanese language, linguistics and/or pedagogy, including teaching practica;
  3. Advise undergraduate and graduate students;
  4. Conduct and publish research in area(s) of specialization; participate in departmental and university service;
  5. Other duties as assigned.
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 and clear evidence of research potential (all requirements for the doctorate must be completed by 07/31/2018);
  2. High level of proficiency in Japanese and English;
  3. Experience in teaching Japanese at a college level;
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Research emphasis on phonological development including prosody/intonation, or JSL/JFL literacy development, or heritage language learning;
  2. Demonstrated capacity to instruct and/or advise graduate students in the relevant field

To Apply:
Submit electronically to 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, representative publications or writing samples and official graduate transcripts (copies acceptable with application, original required at time of hire) as e-mail attachments in pdf format. In addition, three letters of recommendation (on institutional letterhead) should be sent directly by recommenders to in pdf format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. University of Hawaii
  2. Department of East Asian Languages & Literature
  3. 1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 382
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Dr. Robert Huey, Chair; 808-956-7283;

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