Lecturer on Contemporary Japan

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La Jolla, CA

Next review date: Friday, Jun 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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.

Position description

The Program in Japanese Studies (http://japan.ucsd.edu/) within the Institute of Arts and Humanities (http://iah.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications for a part-time lecturer position in Japanese Studies for one course in Spring 2022 to teach Japanese 190: Selected Topics in Contemporary Japanese Studies. This is an upper division course required for Japanese Studies majors. Appointment will be part-time with the possibility of renewal based on performance and funding availability.

The successful candidate is expected to work with existing faculty members to develop the course. The syllabus will need to be reviewed and approved before instruction begins.

Salary is commensurate with teaching experience and is based on University of California salary scales.

The Program in Japanese Studies coordinates a variety of campus offerings related to the culture, history, political economy, and language of Japan and offers students the opportunity to major or minor in Japanese Studies.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualified candidates must have a PhD with a disciplinary focus on Japan or Japanese Studies, or the candidate’s research/scholarship in a particular field of study demonstrates a strong focus on contemporary Japan.

Candidates must also have two or more years of teaching experience at the undergraduate level as the instructor of record or Teaching Assistant, and/or at the graduate level as the instructor of record.

Preferred qualifications

Experience working with students in seminar style discussions of academic texts and guiding them through the process of writing research papers.

How to apply

Please submit a CV, one set of student course evaluations, and a teaching statement. Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process. The cover letter should include a paragraph on the proposed special topic and a short description of the material to be covered. Review of applications will begin June 18 and continue until the position is filled

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter – Include a paragraph on the proposed special topic and a short description of the material to be covered.
  • Statement of Teaching – Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Student Evaluations – Student evaluations from one course.
Reference requirements

  • 2 required (contact information only)

Apply link:
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02767

Help contact: [email protected]

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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