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Lecturer in Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Japanese with an anticipated start date of August 10, 2024. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position with the possibility of continuing employment after an initial three-year appointment.


Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English and at least a master’s level degree in a relevant field. Experience in teaching students at all levels is strongly preferred. Knowledge of current trends in language teaching methodologies and familiarity with effective uses of technologies in language instruction are expected, as is a commitment to department service. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) teaching three courses per semester, contributing to the development of the Japanese program on Grounds and abroad, and active involvement in departmental service and student life.

Application Instructions

To apply:

Visit, complete the application, and attach the following:

(1) cover letter that includes:
• a brief statement of your credentials,
• relevant past teaching experience,
• reasons for applying;
• how your skills and experiences could advance the University’s ambition to cultivate the most vibrant community in higher education in order to prepare students to be leaders in a diverse and globally connected world.

(2) current CV;

(3) statement of teaching philosophy;

(4) sample syllabi for at least two different levels of language instruction;

(5) dossier of previous teaching evaluations;

(6) contact information for three professional references.

Applicants who advance to the shortlist will be asked to submit a URL link for unedited teaching videos.

Review of applications will begin June 4, 2024 and, the search will remain open until filled.

Questions about this position should be directed to Mieko Kawai at mk5aj .

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see and .

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information.

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