LINGUIST List 26.2949

Thu Jun 18 2015

Jobs: Japanese; Applied Linguistics: Instructor, University of Oregon

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 18-Jun-2015
From: Kaori Idemaru <>
Subject: Japanese; Applied Linguistics: Instructor, University of Oregon, Oregon, USA
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University or Organization: University of Oregon
Department: East Asian Languages and Literatures
Job Location: Oregon, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Instructor of Japanese

Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures is conducting a search for a career instructor of Japanese. This is to fill a one-year full-time position with contract renewal contingent upon the quality of performance, available funding, and need. We seek highly qualified candidates able to teach Japanese language courses at all levels and to participate in the full range of language program activities. The position begins September 16, 2015.

Required are at least an M.A. degree in Japanese language pedagogy, linguistics, or a related field, experience teaching Japanese at the university level, and native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English. Preferred strengths include knowledge of foreign language teaching methodologies, knowledge of teaching materials development, strong background in classroom technology, experience in content-based teaching, experience in a multi-section teaching environment, and an interest in pedagogical or linguistic research. Position is subject to a criminal background check.

Duties will include teaching Japanese language courses, collaborating with other faculty members in team-teaching situations, supervising graduate assistants, sharing extracurricular responsibilities with other faculty, and participating in curriculum and program development. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 25,000. The Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.

Candidates must apply online at the application website below by submitting a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and experience (including levels taught, teaching approaches, and textbooks used), a sample of course materials, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., copies of course evaluation summaries). To ensure consideration, please submit applications by 7/16/2015. The position is open until filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Application Deadline: 16-Jul-2015 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Associate Professor Kaori Idemaru

Page Updated: 18-Jun-2015