California State University, Long Beach, Asian and Asian American Studies/CLA

Position ID:CSULB-AAAS-ASSTPROFESSOR [#13754, 2602]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Japanese
Asian American Studies
Asian Studies
Starting Date:2020/08/17
Appl Deadline:2020/02/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/17, finished 2020/09/06, listed until 2020/02/29)
Position Description:    

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College of Liberal Arts 
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies 
Tenure-Track Position Opening 

Recruitment Number: 2602 
Position: Assistant Professor of Japanese (Japanese language and pedagogy)  
Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester) 
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Required Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D. in Japanese language or related discipline (such as second language acquisition or linguistics with a focus on Japanese)
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020
  • Specialization in Japanese language and pedagogy
  • Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Demonstrated potential for continued development of research, scholarly, and creative activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Specialization in Japanese applied linguistics or Japanese Heritage language teaching and learning
  • Experience or strong commitment to working in a foreign language program serving both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Experience teaching Japanese language courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Publications in area of desired specialization or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor students and supervise research
  • Evidence of service in an academic institution


  • Teach courses appropriate to disciplinary expertise in Japanese language and Japan-related content courses at the lower and upper-division level as well as graduate-level seminars
  • Maintain an active research program and profile leading to publications and presentations
  • Responsible for grant writing and development projects that promote Japanese language education
  • Collaborate in assessment planning and implementation
  • Advance the department’s educational and research mission through curricular initiatives
  • Advise study-abroad students and participate in study-abroad activities
  • Promote departmental profile throughout the University and the Southern California community
  • Provide service to department, college, university and community as appropriate

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, first generation college students, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The CSULB Department of Asian and Asian American Studies is dedicated to student learning and creating opportunities for hands-on, real life research experiences that advance career and graduate school opportunities. We seek to foster an environment within which faculty can conduct meaningful research, collaborate on shared goals and build partnerships across the university.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application or cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Two sample syllabi
  • Copies of recent student evaluations from various course levels
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:

    1. A signed SC-1 form,
    2. Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and
    3. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:


Required documentation and/or requests for information should be addressed to:
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies
Attn: Michelle Okawa
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1002
(562) 985-4645 or

Application Deadline:

Review of applications to begin December 1, 2019

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Employment Requirements:

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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:
(562) 985-4645
Michelle Okawa
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Asian & Asian American Studies
1250 Bellflower Boulevard, FO3-340
Long Beach, CA 90840

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