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Company: The Evergreen State College

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Position Title
Part-Time Adjunct, Japanese Language Instructor

Job Summary

The Evergreen State College seeks one part time (1/2 time) adjunct faculty with the ability to teach two year-long (three academic quarters) sequences of first- and second-year Japanese during academic year 2024-25. The courses will be located within Professional and Continuing Education and will be taught in the afternoons and evenings, in person.

Teaching Assignments:

  • First Year Japanese I, fall quarter, 4 credits;
  • Second Year Japanese I, fall quarter, 4 credits;
  • First Year Japanese II, winter quarter, 4 credits;
  • Second Year Japanese II, winter quarter, 4 credits;
  • First Year Japanese III, spring quarter, 4 credits;
  • Second Year Japanese III, spring quarter, 4 credits.

Job Expectations

Most faculty will teach in full-time, team-taught, 16-credit programs connected by a particular theme or line of inquiry. Faculty are generally responsible for evaluating 25 students/quarter, though their programs may include up to 50-75 students, depending on the size of their teaching team. This arrangement allows for in-depth, interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and the building of strong learning communities. Faculty are also responsible for advising students as they reflect on their learning process, develop a pathway of study, and formulate their own areas of concentration.

Our teaching is student-centered, which means we are interested in helping students develop strong skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaborative work. Because over 80% of our students come from underserved and marginalized groups, we are particularly invested in approaches to teaching that emphasize diversity and equity, that provide opportunities for challenge and growth, and that foster a learning environment where all are welcome and all can learn from each other.

A complete list of faculty responsibilities can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to teach introductory and intermediate Japanese successfully
  • Graduate Degree in Japanese or a related field
  • Excellent command of English

Preferred Qualifications

  • College-level teaching experience
  • Native fluency in Japanese
  • Experience working with diverse and underserved population

Conditions of Employment

* As a condition of employment, persons hired must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of beginning work.

* Prior to an official offer of employment, a Declaration Regarding Sexual Misconduct form must be submitted to the college per RCW 28B.112.080. The college will contact current and past employers to verify this information. Applicants who provide inaccurate information in their declaration will be disqualified and, if the inaccuracies are discovered after the applicant has been hired, it shall be grounds for termination.

Application Instructions


  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (Please do not include a photograph on your materials as we can not accept them,)
  • List of 3 references with their phone number and email addresses. (documents with fewer than 3 references will not be accepted)


  • Student Evaluations of your teaching from most recent 3 years (optional)

About Evergreen

Evergreen is an innovative, public, liberal arts college emphasizing integrated interdisciplinary study and collaborative team-teaching throughout the undergraduate curriculum and in three graduate programs. Teaching is the central work of the faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful teaching at Evergreen requires broad-ranging intellectual curiosity, the ability to formulate interdisciplinary questions, and the pedagogical skills to support our diverse student population.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or status as a protected veteran. For more information regarding Evergreen’s non-discrimination policies or to report discrimination, please visit the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity webpage at or contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Officer at (360) 867-5371, Room 3102 Library Building, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505.

Full time/Part time
Part Time

Salary Information
. Salary range $21,184-$47,752 Faculty membership is unranked with salary determined on a non-competitive, open scale based on earned degrees and years of relevant experience.

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Start Date
Fall 2024

Open Date

Review Start Date
Review of completed applications will begin on July 15, 2024. The posting may close at any time after that.

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