The Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks to hire a tenure-track Professor of Japanese at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in fall 2020. The candidate is expected to have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese in addition to strong proficiency in English.
The ideal candidate will pursue research in Japanese language and/or linguistics and demonstrate potential for substantial contributions to the field. Possible specialization areas include teaching Japanese as a second (or heritage) language, the acquisition of Japanese as a second (or heritage) language, and Japanese linguistics. The successful candidate should have a proven track record of teaching undergraduate courses in Japanese that is grounded in communicative language teaching and possess knowledge of current trends in second language teaching methodologies and new technologies in language learning. The candidate needs to be able to teach all levels of Japanese language courses. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the expertise to teach two or more upper-division courses that are part of the Japanese major, such as Business Japanese, Newspaper Reading and Advanced Composition, and Japanese Literature through Text and Film. We are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate strong potential to direct a Japanese Language Program, which includes a Japanese major and minor, and successfully lead its growth, while collaborating with relevant units across the university. Applicants should present evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly potential.
Review of applications will begin October 31, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
A Ph.D. in Japanese Language, Linguistics, or a related field must be in-hand at the start of the appointment. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/67200 and should submit a letter of application, CV, documentation of teaching excellence, including sample syllabi and student evaluations, and sample publications (two maximum), and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent.
Requests for additional information should be directed to Dr. Yoshiko Higurashi, Search Committee Chair, Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7727. Email: email@example.com, Phone: (619) 594-1005, Fax: (619) 594-4877.
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