Cornell University, Asian Studies

Position ID:Cornell-Asian Studies-VLEC [#18091, WDR-00024829]
Position Title: Japanese Language Visiting Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Area: Japanese Language
Appl Deadline:2021/03/01 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2021/02/05, finished 2021/04/13, listed until 2021/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by December 8, 2021, or before their start date if after December 8.

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer position in Japanese language for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Minimum qualifications: Master's degree preferred. Native speaker level competency in Japanese is required, as well as the ability to teach all levels of Japanese (especially elementary and intermediate), along with prior college-level teaching experience. Three years of college-level teaching experience preferred, which may include Teaching Assistant experience. 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.

Deadline for applications is March 1, 2021. Electronic submission of applications is required. Submit a letter of application (including remarks on teaching philosophy [max 2 pages]), an unedited classroom teaching video of a (max 50-minutes) Japanese language class (provide online access link or on USB), CV, and three letters of recommendation (only three letters will be accepted) to:

Teaching videos on USB should be directed to:

Japanese Language Search Committee
Department of Asian Studies
Cornell University
350 Rockefeller Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-2502

The shortlist candidates will be asked to provide sample teaching materials and/or course syllabi.

Other inquiries can be made via e-mail to:

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

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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