Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Global Languages

Position ID:MIT-Global Languages-JPN_LECT [#21949]
Position Title: Lecturer in Japanese
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Language Instruction
Japanese / Language Pedagogy, Applied Linguistics,
Japanese Language
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/07/13, finished 2023/05/06)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Lecturer in Japanese

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Global Languages unit, invites applications for one full-time position as a Lecturer in Japanese. This is a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2023, with the possibility of indefinite renewals based on favorable performance reviews. This position includes full benefits.


Responsibilities include teaching six Japanese language (undergraduate-level) sections annually, developing innovative curricular materials for Japanese language instruction, student advising, and other program duties.

Candidates must have:

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Japanese language, teaching Japanese as a foreign language, second language pedagogy, linguistics, or a related field;
  • Superior level of language proficiency in Japanese and English, according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines;
  • A minimum of three years of post-degree (M.A.) teaching experience in a North American institution of higher education;
  • A record of demonstrated excellence in teaching;
  • A minimum of three years demonstrated experience in curriculum design and development of new instructional materials (print, audio, video or digital); and
  • A record of on-going professional engagement and development.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV clearly showing requisite qualifications, a sample syllabus, a sample of materials development (not to exceed 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should be prepared to submit a 20-minute recorded teaching demonstration upon request in January 2023, if selected for an interview. All other materials should be submitted no later than November 1, 2022, via Academic Jobs Online:

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Further Info:
MIT Global Languages
77 Massachusetts Ave. 14N-305
Cambridge, MA 02139