Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Japanese - Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Japanese starting Fall 2019. Specialization is open but successful candidates must show a strong potential for research.  The course load is 2:2; in addition to teaching in one’s own specialty, the candidate will also be expected to teach Japanese language, literature, and culture at all levels. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role by helping to further develop our thriving Japanese Studies Program in addition to participating in the common work of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures faculty. Credentials: Ph.D., evidence of excellence in undergraduate language teaching, and native/near-native language ability both in Japanese and English. Please send all application materials (letter of interest, current CV,  a writing sample of one’s research, a current or recent teaching-demo video of elementary and/or intermediate Japanese language [CD, youtube, etc.]), student teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference (sent directly from the referees or a university placement service) electronically to Review of the applications will begin October 22, 2018. Support for this position is provided in part by a Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support (IPS) grant.

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