Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese

Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese

Kalamazoo College invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese, beginning September 2018. Ph.D. or evidence of imminent completion required. We seek candidates with native or near-native fluency in English and Japanese, a record of successful teaching at the college or university level in both Japanese language and non-language courses. Salary competitive and consistent with level of experience. The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory to advanced Japanese as well as content courses in the areas of the candidate's expertise. Specialization is open. A full-time load is six courses per year, two per 10-week term. Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching of language, willingness to contribute to our East Asian Studies Program and the College's Shared Passage Program, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both inside and outside the classroom.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Upload cover letter describing your interest in the position and possible courses you can offer, CV, graduate transcript (unofficial acceptable), three confidential letters of recommendation, selected course evaluations, a detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, a statement on scholarship, and a statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches. Semi-finalists will be asked to provide a 10-15 minute teaching demonstration video. If not using a dossier service, have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to Questions may be directed to the same email. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer



Letters of Recommendation

Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to, with a subject line lastname_firstname. (Please limit filenames to Latin characters.)



If you have questions about the search, contact:
Noriko Sugimori, Search Chair
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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