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Lecturer of Japanese

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 9th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 the position of Lecturer of Japanese for the 2020-2021 academic year. Primary duties are to teach up to five modern Japanese 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 closely 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 Due Date May 25, 2020. 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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Job location

Davis, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Video Demonstration of Recent Classroom Teaching - You may provide a link to a video posted on a public website. The video must be open access and not require a login/password to view. Please upload a PDF document with the link to your video.

  • Sample Set of Student Evaluations - Should include tabulation of scores and student comments, if any. The file should be no more than 25 MB.

  • Additional sample set of student evaluations - Optional. Use this link to upload an additional set if any. Maximum file size is 25 MB.

  • Additional sample set of student evaluations - Optional. Use this link to upload an additional set if any. Maximum file size is 25 MB.

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)