LINGUIST List 30.120

Wed Jan 09 2019

Jobs: Japanese; Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Williams College

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 08-Jan-2019
From: Lucy Green <>
Subject: Japanese; Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics: Lecturer, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA
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University or Organization: Williams College
Department: Asian Studies
Job Location: Massachusetts, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: One-Year Visiting Lecturer Position in Japanese

Job Rank: Lecturer

Specialty Areas: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Required Language(s): Japanese (jpn)


The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting lecturer position in Japanese beginning September 2019. Successful candidates will teach four courses over two semesters, and one sustaining course for the first year Japanese language students during the January winter term. Depending on college authorization, this position could be renewable for a second year. We welcome candidates who can teach all levels of language courses.

Minimum requirements include:
- Native or near-native proficiency in Japanese;
- A graduate degree (Ph.D. or ABD preferred) in Japanese, linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropological linguistics, applied linguistics, literature, cultural studies or any related field;
- Strong teaching experience at the college level; and
- Ability to teach all levels of language courses in close coordination with departmental colleagues.

In the cover letter, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:

The deadline to submit application materials is February 15, 2019. More information at the application link provided below.
To apply, send:
- Letter of application,
- Curriculum vitae,
- 3 recommendations and
- A link to a sample video clip of language teaching in Japanese.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website ( Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Application Deadline: 15-Feb-2019

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
ASST Administrative Assistant Lucy Green

Page Updated: 09-Jan-2019