Job Opening: Japanese Language, Oberlin College (visiting position)

job opening - 5Institution:       Oberlin College, East Asian Studies
Location:          Ohio, United States
Position:          Japanese Language Instructor and Lecturer in Japanese

The Program in East Asian Studies at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time, non-continuing position of Japanese Language Instructor and Lecturer in Japanese in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning July 1, 2016, with possibility of renewal.

The Japanese language program is lodged within the East Asian Studies Program, which offers a curriculum that includes full programs in Chinese and Japanese language and literature, as well as courses on the histories and cultures of those areas and of Korea and Vietnam. Program faculty teach courses in the disciplines of anthropology, history, religion, art history, film, and politics, as well as Chinese and Japanese language and literature.

The incumbent will teach five Japanese language courses per year at various levels, and collaborate with the Japanese language staff. They will be responsible for coordinating co-curricular and extra-curricular aspects of the Japanese language program, including placement testing, language table several times per week, the annual language program party, and the like.

Required Qualifications: M.A. degree in hand or expected by the beginning of academic year 2016. Candidates should be trained in second language acquisition, teaching Japanese as a second language, or related field. Native fluency in Japanese and native or near-native fluency in English are required. Candidates must be capable of designing and teaching courses at all levels of Japanese language and also be willing to participate in supplementary instructional activities and curriculum development. Successful teaching experience of Japanese at the college level is highly desirable.

Compensation:  Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Contact: To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at:   A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders.*

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin’s employment website to

*By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the January 8, 2016 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to: Hsiu-Chuang Deppman, Director of East Asian Studies, at or440-775-5315.



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