Job Opening: Japanese Professor, South Puget Sound Community College

job opening - 5Institution: South Puget Sound Community College
Location: Olympia, WA
Application Due: 05/23/2013
Start date: September 16, 2013
Education: MA

Job Title: Japanese Professor #F00101

Closes: Open until filled; Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 23, 2013.

Location: South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, Washington Salary: This is a full time faculty, tenure track position. Salary is $47,521.00 per contract year (177 days)

South Puget Sound Community College anticipates an opening for a Japanese Professor and seeks to establish a pool of qualified candidates for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Essential Functions/Typical Duties:

  • Teaching a range of Japanese courses
  • Developing and modifying curriculum for face-to-face and online environments
  • Academic advising of students
  • Participating actively in instructional assessment
  • Serving on college committees
  • Participating in various college activities
  • Building a world language network within the local community and particularly with the Japanese-speaking community

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Japanese, Japanese literature or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Preparation for or experience in teaching the 100-200 college-level courses in Japanese.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates must include responses to the following attributes required of an effective Japanese Professor:

  • Native or near native fluency in Japanese.
  • Evidence of knowledge of Japanese culture and literature and of a commitment to teaching language within its cultural context.
  • Evidence of experience in curriculum development within these areas of expertise.
  • Experience teaching Japanese, particularly at a community college.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to student retention and success.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy.
  • Knowledge of and experience in responding to the needs of today’s learners, including, but not limited to, the use of technology.
  • Evidence of ability in and commitment to working with students of diverse backgrounds, abilities, needs and goals.
  • Knowledge of or experience in alternative modes of instruction, in language learning centers or with integrative teaching strategies: team teaching, internet – or computer-assisted instruction, hybrid classes (combined face-to-face and online instruction), or outcomes-based instruction.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with assessment of student learning and department/program effectiveness.
  • Evidence of success in collaborating and/or leading departmental, division, or college-wide projects/committee work.

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