Visiting Lecturer in Japanese Language

at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Visiting Lecturer in Japanese Language

Posting Number F00177JP Department Asian Studies Position Summary

The Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applicants for the position of Visiting Lecturer in Japanese Language, to begin in July 1, 2022. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second. We seek candidates with proficiency in English and native or near-native fluency in Japanese; we require an M.A. in Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, or related field and some teaching experience at the college level in the United States. The successful candidate will teach at all levels of the language curriculum, as well as contribute to the Japanese Language Program by participating in Japanese language table, and other co-curricular activities.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We especially encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit 1) cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement describing your approach to teaching Japanese and how your teaching reflects a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; 4) a teaching demonstration video of an entire class session; 5) one to two sets of most recent teaching evaluations; 6) sample syllabi and self-designed assignments or teaching materials; 7) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin December 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will interviewed on Zoom and will be asked to teach a Bowdoin class over Zoom.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (35% students of color, 7% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

Posting Date 11/17/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.

Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.

You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Employment Category Full Time Year Round Job Start Date 07/01/2022 Job End Date Job Type Faculty Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Applicant Documents To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC198232479

Posted On: Nov 21, 2021

Updated On: Jan 23, 2022