School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC), Arizona State University

Position ID:ASU-SILC-LECTURERJAPANESE [#9082, 11976]
Position Title: Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Tempe, Arizona 85287, United States [map]
Subject Area: Humanities
Starting Date:2017/04/12
Appl Deadline:2017/04/29 finished (posted 2017/04/12, listed until 2017/05/12)
Position Description:    

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Lecturer of Japanese (Job# 11976) Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures

The School of International Letters & Cultures at Arizona State University invites applications for one Lecturer position in Japanese. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower and/or upper division courses in Japanese in on-ground, hybrid, and/or online settings. Lecturers are required to prepare syllabi, lectures and class materials, exams, order textbooks, grade assignments and exams, and serve on committees of the unit. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (Aug 16 - May 15). Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, the needs of the unit, availability of resources, and sufficient enrollment in assigned courses. Anticipated start date is August 2017.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Japanese culture or/and religion (particularly Buddhism) by time of appointment. Evidence of effective teaching at the college/university level. Teaching and research focus on Japanese culture or/and religion (especially Buddhism). Demonstrated ability to discuss Japanese culture and religion in comparative contexts. Native or near-native speaker of Japanese and English.

Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of Buddhism in various countries and cultures. Reading knowledge of Korean and Chinese (classical and modern). Advanced reading knowledge in pre-modern Japanese texts. Ability to offer courses in both pre-modern and modern topics.

To apply, submit electronically to the following materials: 1) a current CV; 2) a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and how your research informs your teaching; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations); 4) the names, positions, and contact information of three references who may be contacted directly.

Application deadline is April 29, 2017; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's policy manual is located at and the complete non-discrimination statement at:

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Further Info:
PO Box 870202
Tempe, AZ 85287-0202

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