Boston University, World Languages & Literatures

Position ID:BU-MLCL-LECT [#19089]
Position Title: Lecturer
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Area: Japanese Language
Appl Deadline:2021/10/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/03, finished 2022/04/11, listed until 2022/02/03)
Position Description:    

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Boston University’s Department of World Languages & Literatures invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Japanese September 2, 2022, renewable based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities will include teaching all levels of Japanese language and collaborating with faculty in related fields across campus. Requirements include an M.A. (at minimum) in Japanese linguistics, language pedagogy, second-language acquisition, or a relevant field; native or near-native command of Japanese and English; commitment to a proficiency-based communicative curriculum; demonstrated excellence in college-level Japanese language teaching; leadership and administrative ability; familiarity with the North American higher education system; and experience using technology in the language classroom. The successful candidate values BU's commitment to serving a diverse student population and effectively communicates their ability to employ inclusive teaching approaches. Candidates will join a growing, and vibrant community of scholars of Japan and of the world's languages, literatures, and cultures.

Please submit to :

1) a letter of application

2) curriculum vitae

3) one-page statement of teaching philosophy

4) two sample syllabi of two different levels

5) a statement on how you will communicate the value of diversity and foster an inclusive atmosphere in your classroom.

6) a link to an unedited teaching video (minimum of 30 minutes)

7) three confidential letters of recommendation

Applications submitted through a website other than AcademicJobsOnline will not be considered. If electronic submission is not possible, send materials by postal mail to Japanese Lecturer Search, Department of World Languages & Literatures, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries to Satoru Ishikawa at We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
745 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215