Cornell University, Asian Studies

Position ID:Cornell-Asian Studies-SLEC [#22548, WDR-00033182]
Position Title: Japanese Language Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Japanese Language
Appl Deadline:2022/11/07 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/08/31, listed until 2022/11/07)
Position Description:    

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As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine and booster or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing full vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (rank will be based on experience) position in Japanese language beginning July 1, 2023. 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 and near-Native proficiency in both Japanese and English are required, as well as the ability to teach all levels of Japanese along with prior minimum three years of college-level teaching experience. Also required are an explicit understanding of the linguistic properties of Japanese; knowledge of the cultural background necessary to teach the language, technology-related pedagogy and flexibility in using different teaching methodologies; and the ability to work both in a team and autonomously at all levels of the language.

Deadline for applications has been extended to November 7, 2022. Electronic submission of applications is required. Submit a letter of application (including remarks on teaching philosophy [max two pages]), an unedited classroom teaching video of a (max 50-minute) Japanese language class (provide online access link or on USB), CV, a sample course syllabi, a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ( and three letters of recommendation 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 may be encouraged to provide sample teaching material. 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:
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Further Info:
Department of Asian Studies
350 Rockefeller Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853