Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College

Position ID:Swarthmore-Modern Languages and Literatures-VAPJ [#8697]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Japanese Language / Japanese literature, Japanese women, gender, and sexuality studies
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2016/12/13, finished 2017/09/13, listed until 2017/06/12)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invites applications for a three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese language and culture, with the possibility of renewal up to six years, beginning in fall 2017. Responsibilities include a combination of Japanese language teaching, courses in the candidate’s discipline taught in English, and assistance with administration of the Japanese Section. Candidates with expertise in fields including Japanese literature, linguistics and language pedagogy, gender studies, and film and media studies are encouraged to apply. Near native proficiency in Japanese and English and college-level Japanese-language teaching experience are expected. The ideal candidate will have Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment; candidates at advanced ABD status may also be considered. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of reference, and a statement of teaching philosophy detailing language teaching experience to If unable to submit online, send materials to: Prof. Will Gardner; Chair, Japanese Visiting Assistant Professor Search; Swarthmore College; 500 College Ave.; Swarthmore, PA 19081-1390. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit a video demonstrating language teaching; a link to an online video can be specified in the cover letter, or a DVD can be sent to the address above. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college near Philadelphia. The College is committed to excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society and world.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Swarthmore College
Dept of Modern Languages and Literatures
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

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