(Williamstown, MA, USA) One-Year Leave Replacement Position in Japanese Language (Williams College)

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Kimberly Matsuno

Nov 1, 2023, 5:22:51 PM11/1/23
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Thank you to our friends at the American Association of Teachers of Japanese for this Job Posting.

Position: One-Year Leave Replacement Position in Japanese Language

Institution: Williams College

Williams College, in Williamstown MA, invites applications for a one-year leave replacement position in Japanese language for the 2024-25 academic year, with teaching to begin in September 2024. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, appointment will be made at the level of either visiting lecturer or visiting assistant professor. The teaching load will consist of two language courses per semester, and a three-week Winter Study sustaining course for Japanese 101 students in January 2025. This is a full-time position. Compensation includes salary and insurance benefits.

The successful candidate will join colleagues in a vibrant Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures that offers three major tracks: Japanese, Chinese, and East Asian Languages and Cultures. The Japanese major requires four years of language study and the East Asian Languages and Cultures major requires three years of language study. The department also offers a dual language option under the East Asian Languages and Cultures major track. More information about the department can be found at https://www.williams.edu/dallc/. The department and the college offer mentoring and professional development opportunities, including participation in the college’s professional development program First3, access to a number of online NCFDD resources, and support through the newly established Rice Center for Teaching.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Minimum requirements include M.A. in Japanese language pedagogy, linguistics, literature or a related field (Ph.D. or ABD preferable). Candidates should have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese, strong teaching experience at the college level, ability to teach all levels of language courses either independently or collaboratively, and ability to work with a broadly diverse student body and to engage students with a range of learning styles and preparations. Experience in team-teaching and teacher training preferred.

Application Instructions:
This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Applications should include cover letter (please include a statement on how your teaching will serve a diverse student population), curriculum vitae, three recommendation letters, and if available, a 15-minute unedited, high-resolution video recording of the applicant teaching an actual language class, accompanied by a detailed lesson plan. Please indicate the links to the video recording in a word document and upload all application materials to Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/131360). Questions about this position can be addressed to Kasumi Yamamoto, Professor of Japanese, Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (kyam...@williams.edu).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu).

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

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