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Industry: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Faculty – Letters/Humanities, Temporary, Part Time

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Japanese – Part-Time Lecturer Pool

Job no: 538732
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Faculty – Letters/Humanities, Temporary, Part Time

Part-Time Lecturer Pool


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at CSU Fullerton invites applications for its Part-Time Lecturer pool in Japanese to teach undergraduate courses in Japanese language, culture, literature, linguistics and/or film (beginners to advanced learners).

Areas of Specialization
We are seeking highly motivated, well-organized individuals to teach in at least two of the following subject areas:

  • Japanese Language, Introductory to Advanced
  • Japanese Culture, Intermediate to Advanced
  • Japanese Literature, Intermediate to Advanced
  • Japanese Linguistics, Intermediate to Advanced

This is a pool of part-time lecturers for the department to draw on as necessary. Qualified applicants will be contacted when positions are available.



  • Candidates must hold at least a master’s degree in Japanese, Asian Studies, or a related field and possess native-like fluency in Japanese to teach lower-division (100- and 200-level) courses, must be at least a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Japanese, Asian Studies, or a related field and possess native-like fluency in Japanese in order to teach 300-level courses, and must hold a Ph.D. in Japanese, Asian Studies, or a related field and possess native-like fluency in Japanese in order to teach 400-level courses.
  • Candidates should demonstrate their ability to interact and work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, including first-generation college students.
  • This position requires the legal right to work in the United States of America. California State University, Fullerton cannot sponsor part-time faculty for work visas or permanent residence.


  • Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience at the college or university level and who can furnish evidence of strong teaching
  • Preference will also be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.
  • Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities.


A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. Please provide the following materials:

  • Cover letter which includes a statement of which courses the candidate is qualified to teach
  • CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Summary of teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Diversity statement – This statement provides the applicant’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas
  • Documentation of teaching effectiveness (if available)
  • Sample course syllabi (if available)
  • Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (unofficial copies accepted until appointment)

Applications will be reviewed as needed. Please direct all questions about the position to Dr. Satoko Kakihara, Japanese Program Coordinator, at


The College:
The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton is to educate students to be culturally, globally, socially, historically and environmentally astute, civically responsible alumni able to navigate an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ departments and programs offer students the breadth of a traditional liberal arts education in the humanities and social sciences while preparing them for a wide range of professions, for graduate school, and for advanced professional study in fields such as law, education, public administration, clinical psychology, and business. Students who graduate with a degree from H&SS are assured of having depth of understanding in their field of study and the useful core skills that are most attractive to prospective employers and to success in graduate school.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at Cal State Fullerton, offering 23 undergraduate degrees, 38 minors, and 15 graduate degrees. The 20 departments and programs employ over 450 faculty and 50 staff members serving more than 7,500 students and annually awarding over 2,000 degrees. For more information about the college, please go to

The Department:
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers diverse programs of language, cultural studies, linguistics, literature, and teacher education aimed at meeting the varying needs of today’s students. Its Japanese Program teaches an array of interdisciplinary Japanese courses, from elementary language classes to advanced seminars, and delivers the following academic degrees and programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese
  • Minor in Japanese

Further information regarding the Japanese program’s curriculum and its faculty may be obtained from the departmental website at

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. CSUF fosters an inclusive environment within which students, faculty, staff, and administrators thrive. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


The need for part-time faculty is greatest in Fall and Spring semesters. The Fall term begins in the late August and ends in mid-December; the Spring term runs from the middle of January through the end of May. On rare occasions part-time faculty are needed during one of the Summer Session segments.


All part-time faculty appointments are made as Lecturers, under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the CSU system and the California Faculty Association. Initial appointments are for one semester only.

Classification Range: $5,007 – $6,359 per month
Anticipated hiring range depending on qualifications, not to exceed $5,925 per month

The full-time (15 units per semester) monthly base salaries indicated above are prorated to the number of units worked and are paid in six monthly payments for each full semester. For a three-unit assignment, typical starting compensation ranges from $6,008.40 to $7,110 per semester.

For a description of potential benefits, go to


Regular performance evaluations of part-time lecturers are made by the department in accord with the faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and University Policy Statement 210.070. These performance evaluations determine which lecturers will be retained for future and continued teaching assignments. And in some instances, syllabi, assignments and reading material will be reviewed by the departmental personnel committee.


Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 41,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.


The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.


This offer is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or if information was knowingly withheld or falsified.

Please note, that continued employment is contingent upon your successful completion of a background screening as required under CSU policy. Faculty rehired at CSUF after a break in service of 12 or more months who have not had a CSUF background check within the past 12 months will be subject to a new background check; rehire is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the new background check


In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU related work within the State of California.


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Advertised: May 01 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
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