Job Opening: Lecturer, Japanese language, University of Chicago

job opening - 5Institution: University of Chicago, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Location: Illinois, United States
Position: Senior Lecturer in Japanese

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a full-time (renewable) Senior Lecturer in modern Japanese language to start in the academic year 2014-15.  Responsibilities will include teaching in a comprehensive program in Japanese-language studies at both beginning and advanced levels, and assisting the Japanese Program Director in the administration of the program. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and previous language teaching experience at the college level. Applicants experienced in teaching with the Intermediate Japanese for University Studentstextbook are preferred. The successful candidate must also have experience in developing and maintaining novel curricular materials, including online materials, and should be prepared to update and maintain Kanji Live, a unique and widely used online curriculum and pedagogical aid developed at the University of Chicago for learners of Japanese.

To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website,, requisition #02132.  Applicants must upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, and provide names and contact information for three recommenders.

Application deadline:  All materials must be received by Friday, May 16, 2014.

For information on the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, please go to

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.


Dawn Brennan
Department Coordinator
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Wieboldt 301
1050 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois  60637

(voice) 773-702-1255

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