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Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese Language (3-Year Position)

January 11, 2021


Earlham College invites applications for a three-year position in the Department of Languages and Cultures atthe rank of Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese Language and Linguistics, beginning August 2021.  

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will typically teach three courses per semester: two Japanese language courses and one linguistics course or a course in the area of his/her specialization or interest. The candidate should also expect to collaborate with the programs of Japanese Studies and Comparative Language and Linguistics.

Experience & Qualifications

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrate highly successful skills in teaching Japanese at all levels, and specialize in language teaching, linguistics, or related fields with native or near native competency in Japanese and English. It is possible that a candidate who is ABD will be considered.A strong commitment to teaching Japanese to undergraduates is essential. In addition to language courses, the candidate must be able to teach Japanese pedagogy, sociolinguistics, and Japanese-specific sociolinguistics courses in English.

Application Instructions

A complete application will include the following: 1) cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interests, qualifications and experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; 4) statement of 300 to 500 words describing your ability to contribute to the advancement of diversity and inclusion at Earlham College; 5) graduate transcripts; 6) three letters of reference. 

Application materials 1-5 should be sent by email in a single PDF file to:

Candidates should arrange for references to send their letters separately to:

Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.  

For additional information or/and any questions email Yasumasa Shigenaga at

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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