Job Opening: Japanese Language, Bowling Green State University

job opening - 5Institution:  Bowling Green State University
Location:     Ohio, United States
Position:     Assistant Professor of Japanese

Chief Responsibilities:

The chief duties of the person in this position are to provide high quality teaching in the Japanese program as well as in Asian Studies and International Studies. The position requires the following duties: teaching undergraduate courses, including Japanese language, culture, literature, film, and/or relevant courses in Asian and International Studies; mentoring undergraduate (and occasionally graduate) students; taking an active role in a robust Japanese program; engaging in research in his or her area of scholarship; and participating in co-curricular and outreach activities. The individual selected will be expected to demonstrate and maintain a high level of excellence in teaching and scholarly research, participate in faculty development for teaching, and generally contribute to the intellectual life of the College of Arts & Sciences and the university. The position also entails support for education abroad programs and internships abroad. Participation in external funding efforts to benefit teaching and research is highly desirable.


  1. PhD in Japanese language and literature, Asian Studies, or related field; advanced ABD candidates will be considered but must complete degree by end of first year of employment.
  2. Fluency in Japanese.
  3. Record of effective college-level teaching including also non-language content courses.*
  4. Record of scholarship commensurate with years in the field.**
  5. Evidence of ability to cooperate with faculty members in other disciplines on instructional and/or research projects.
  6. Experience in development of teaching materials and/or in education abroad desirable.
  7. Service or administrative experience commensurate with years of service.***

*Evidence of  teaching effectiveness: Sample materials (e.g., course syllabi and representative teaching teaching evaluations by peers and/ or students).

**Evidence of scholarly activities: Scholarly presentations; publications, manuscripts in preparation for publication; participation in research team, cooperation on grant application or similar activities.

***Evidence of organizational skills/experience: Participation in program development or other projects that shows an ability to cooperate with colleagues to achieve instructional or research goals.


The salary is commensurate with experience and Bowling Green State University levels for the rank and position.

Effective Date of Employment:

Anticipated starting date of employment is August 2016.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Applications and Nominations:

Inquiries, nominations, and applications comprising a letter explaining the applicant’s relevant experiences, professional objectives, and reasons for applying to teach in BGSU’s Japanese Program and participate in its Asian Studies Program, resume, three current letters of reference, and an official transcript showing the highest degree obtained should be directed to:

Search Committee – Japanese

Dept. of German, Russian & East Asian Languages

Shatzel Hall 103

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH 43403

Phone: (419) 372-2268

Applications must be postmarked by 6 January 2016. Electronic submissions welcome through 6 January 2016 5:00 p.m. EST to Brandon Eitniear (



About Paula

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