Job Opening: Japanese Language, Lecturer (12 month appointment)

job opening - 5Institution:   University of British Columbia, Asian Studies
Location:   British Columbia, Canada
Position:   Lecturer in Japanese Language

Lecturer in Japanese Language

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for two or more 12-month lecturer position(s) in Japanese language, commencing September 1, 2014.  Each position is intended to be for one year, with the possibility of renewal, subject to performance appraisals, approval of the Department, and budgetary availability. Each successful candidate will teach 24 credits of Japanese Language courses, possibly from first to fourth-year, over the 12-month period of appointment, as well as assist the Coordinator of the Japanese Language Program in program administration and development.

Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English, a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Japanese Linguistics, Language Education, or related fields and extensive teaching experience at the college/university level in North America.  Strong interest in technology-based and/or content-based instruction and in curriculum development is a plus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send applications, including a letter of interest, Curriculum Vitae, names and contact information of three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a videotape or a DVD of a class taught, as well as a lesson plan for the class taped), no later than March 7, 2014 to:

Japanese 12-month Lecturer Search Committee
UBC Department of Asian Studies
Room 607-1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T-1Z2

Positions are subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. For information about the Department, please visit

Japanese 12-month Lecturer Search Committee
UBC Department of Asian Studies
Room 607-1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T-1Z2


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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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