Job Opening: Japanese Language, Lecturer

Institution: Bowdoin College, Asian Studies
Location:   Maine, United States
Position:   Japanese Language Lecturer

The Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applicants for a senior lecturer position in Japanese language that begins in fall 2013. The initial appointment will be four years, with the possibility of renewal upon successful review. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Japanese; an M.A. in Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, or related field; and teaching experience at the college level in the United States. Ph.D. candidates are also welcome to apply. Applicants should have a proven record of excellence in teaching, and ideally some administrative experience. The successful candidate will teach a 3-2 annual course load of upper and lower level language courses, advise and mentor students and play a leadership role in curriculum development and program building through participation in Japanese language table, study abroad advising, and planning of cultural activities. Bowdoin is a highly supportive environment; the successful candidate will be eligible for conference travel support and to apply for research and other professional development funds.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edutosubmit letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, c.v., a sample of self-designed materials for an upper level class (strongly recommended), and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

A short teaching demo/DVD should be mailed separately to:

Japanese Language Lecturer Search
Asian Studies Program
Bowdoin College
7500 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011-8475

Review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 30% students of color, 4% International students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu

Contact: Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.eduto submit letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, c.v., a sample of self-designed materials for an upper level class (strongly recommended), and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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