Job Opening: Japanese, Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

job opening - 5Institution: University of Kentucky, Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Location:   Kentucky, United States
Position:   Assistant Professor of Japanese

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Japanese to begin August 2013.  The position will be housed in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures.  Applicants must have PhD in hand by July 2013, with preferred research specialization in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics with a focus on Japanese, Japanese Language Pedagogy, and/or a related field.  Teaching experience in Japanese language courses and native or near-native fluency in English and Japanese are expected; experience teaching SLA is a plus.

Responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program, coordinating the Japanese language program, and teaching a total of four courses per year in the Japanese Program and the graduate teaching World Languages Program, in particular SLA. Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, writing samples, a teaching portfolio, three letters of recommendation, and a digitized teaching demonstration to Chair, Japanese Search Committee, Modern and Classical Languages, 1055 POT, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY 40506-0027.  Alternatively, applicants may submit application materials via email to <>.  Applications will be acknowledged.  Review of applications will begin February 6 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Masamichi (Marro) Inoue, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Director, Division of Russian and Eastern Studies
Director, Japan Studies Program
University of Kentucky
1055 Patterson Office Tower

MCLLC / Japan Studies Program

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0027

Tel: 859-257-7024
Fax: 859-257-3747


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