Cornell University, Asian Studies

Position ID:Cornell-Asian Studies-JLEC [#15724, WDR-00021841]
Position Title: Japanese Language Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Asian Languages / Japanese
Appl Deadline:2020/02/15help popup** finished (2019/12/12, finished 2020/03/26, listed until 2020/02/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (rank commensurate with experience) position in Japanese language beginning July 1, 2020. Initial one-year probationary contract with possible renewal, contingent upon merit, the continued needs of the department, and availability of program funding.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree and native speaker level competency in Japanese are required, as is prior college-level teaching experience (3 years of full-time teaching experience preferred) and ability to teach all levels of Japanese. Also required are an explicit understanding of the linguistic properties of Japanese; knowledge of the cultural background necessary to teach the language; familiarity with language-teaching methodologies, including technology-related pedagogy and flexibility in using different teaching methodologies; excellent English skills; and the ability to work both in a team and autonomously at all levels of the language. Supervisory experience preferred.

Deadline for applications is February 15, 2020. Electronic submission of applications is required. Submit a letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy (max 2 pages), and three letters of recommendation to:

Please send an unedited classroom teaching demo (USB or CD) to:
Japanese Language Search Committee
Department of Asian Studies
Cornell University
350 Rockefeller Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-2502

We will also accept online videos. The shortlist candidates will be asked to provide sample course syllabi. Other inquiries can be made via e-mail to:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Asian Studies
350 Rockefeller Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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