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Lecturer of Japanese

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 14th, 2018
Next review date: February 4th, 2019
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: February 15th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a full-time position of Lecturer of Japanese for the 2019-2020 academic year. Primary duties are to teach Japanese language courses at various levels as assigned. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment is renewable contingent on departmental teaching needs.

Requirements include an MA or above in second-language pedagogy, Japanese linguistics, applied linguistics, or any relevant field; native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English; and a demonstrable record of excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with college teaching experience in the U.S., knowledge of current developments of second language pedagogy, strong skills in written Japanese, and the ability to apply modern technology in classroom teaching.

Complete application should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) sample sets of student evaluations, 4) names of three references, and 5) video demonstration of recent classroom teaching. Please upload application materials 1-5 to by February 4, 2019. Position will remain open until filled.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Sample Set of Student Evaluations - Should include tabulation of scores and student comments, if any.

  • Video Demonstration of Recent Classroom Teaching - You may provide a link to a video posted on a public website, or mail a DVD to the department mailing address. Please upload a PDF document with the link, or indicate on the document when we should expect to receive your teaching video by mail.

  • Sample Set of Additional Student Evaluations - Optional. Use this link to upload additional set if any.

  • Sample Set of Additional Student Evaluations - Optional. Use this link to upload additional set if any.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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