(Rochester, NY, USA) Tenure-track Position as Assistant Professor of Japanese (Rochester Institute of Technology)

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Position: Tenure-track Position as Assistant Professor of Japanese
Rochester Institute of Technology
Salary/Hourly Rate: $70,000-$75,000
Application Deadline: January 2, 2024
Anticipated Start Date: 12-Aug-2024

Job Description
The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Japanese starting in August 2024. A Ph.D. (in hand by August 2024) in Japanese Language, Linguistics, or a related field is required. We are looking for candidates with expertise in all areas of Japanese linguistics. Candidates are expected to have native or near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English.

Responsibilities include (1) teaching undergraduate Japanese language courses at all levels, (2) teaching Japanese linguistics courses in English, (3) teaching other linguistics courses related to the candidate’s area(s) of expertise, (4) conducting scholarship in language and linguistics, (5) providing service to the department, such as curriculum development and student advising.

The ideal candidate will have successful experience teaching undergraduate Japanese language courses. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research program and show promise for substantial contributions to their field. We are interested in candidates who demonstrate commitment to collaborate with the Japanese faculty to grow its curriculum, for example, through the possible development of an introductory-level Japanese language and culture course. Candidates with the potential to grow the Language Science curriculum and those with research experience using experimental and/or quantitative methods are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching and research are priorities for faculty at RIT, and all faculty are expected to mentor students through advising, research and in-class experiences.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Department/College Description

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures offers a B.S. in Applied Modern Language and Culture with tracks in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish, in addition to minors, immersions, and general education courses in American Sign Language and Deaf Cultural Studies, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latino/Latina/Latin American Studies, Language Science, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The Department houses a Modern Language Technology Center where faculty and students actively integrate technology in language teaching and learning.

The College of Liberal Arts is one of nine colleges within Rochester Institute of Technology. The College has over 150 faculty in 13 departments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The College currently offers fourteen undergraduate degree programs and five Master degrees, serving over 800 students. A new Ph.D. program in Cognitive Science, with Language as one of the areas, is broadly interdisciplinary with several partner units across the university.

We encourage the creation, development, dissemination, and application of human knowledge in the arts, humanities, and social sciences by promoting innovative teaching, scholarship, and research, thus providing a comprehensive education for all RIT students. We strive to prepare students for a lifetime of personal growth and responsible citizenship in an increasingly technological and rapidly changing society by maintaining and promoting the intellectual climate on campus, contributing to students’ awareness and understanding of diversity, and enhancing students’ abilities to reason critically and communicate effectively. We value a rigorous liberal arts education that encourages innovative experiential learning and active scholarship, the highest ethical standards, the educational and social benefits of diversity and global awareness, an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment of openness and academic freedom, a working environment in which all staff and faculty enjoy respect and recognition, and the active and meaningful participation of all members of the College community.

Required Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. (in hand by August 2024) in Japanese Language, Linguistics, or a related field.
Native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English.
Have demonstrated ability for active scholarly production.
Have demonstrated success in teaching undergraduate Japanese language courses.
Demonstrate capability to teach Japanese linguistics and/or other linguistics courses in English.
Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Faculty Type (Tenure Status) Tenure-Track

Employment Category: Full time

Required Application Documents

Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Research Statement, Sample Syllabus, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 8449BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:A brief teaching philosophy
A research statement including information about previous scholarly work and future research plans.
Materials to demonstrate teaching effectiveness
The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references
Contribution to Diversity Statement

You can contact the chair of the search committee, Zhong Chen, Ph.D., with questions on the position at: zxc...@rit.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2024, and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.

Additional Details

In compliance with NYS’s Pay Transparency Act, the salary range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to h...@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
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