The Department of World Languages and Cultures (WLC) at the University of Northern Colorado invites applications for a full-time, ranked, non-tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Instructor or Lecturer. This is a 9-month appointment with the possibility of renewal. Successful candidate will teach elementary through advanced undergraduate Japanese language and culture courses beginning Fall 2021. Native or near native fluency in Japanese and English is required. Standard assignment averages 12 credit hours per semester teaching, with service duties, which may include student advising and recruitment, mentoring teacher candidates, serving on departmental and university-wide committees, or engaging in service activities in the community and the profession.
Responsibilities include teaching a broad range of language and content-based courses, as well as contributing to our Japanese program and to our interdisciplinary Asian Studies major. Requirements include at least two years’ experience teaching Japanese in a college, university, or similar academic environment. For the rank of Instructor, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in Japanese or related discipline. The rank of lecturer requires a master’s degree in Japanese or a related discipline.
Preferred experience includes teaching students across a range of levels, and curriculum development, such as designing/revising courses and programs. We are especially interested in candidates with training or specialization in one or more of the following areas: teacher education, pedagogical theory and methodology, supervision and training of K-12 student teachers, or ability to teach elementary and intermediate Mandarin Chinese language, Asian American literature or diaspora studies, or translation studies.
The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching, and departmental and university service, and be committed to the continued development of a dynamic undergraduate program and working with a team of faculty to develop and manage the Asian Studies and Japanese programs.
Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2021 in Japanese, Japanese Literature, Linguistics, or related field; native or near native fluency in Japanese and English. Qualified candidates with Master’s degree considered.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
Internal Number: F99294
About University of Northern Colorado
Founded in 1889 and tucked between the Rocky Mountains and Colorado’s stunning high plains, UNC is a public doctoral research university committed to the success of its 13,000 students, with more than 100 undergraduate programs and 120 graduate programs. The university is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 108,649 and is situated an hour north of Denver and 30 miles east of the Rocky Mountains.