Lecturer in Japanese Language for the East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department

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Position title: Lecturer

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Position duration: Appointment for AY 2022-2023. Position renewable if budgetary and other conditions allow.


Open date: April 8th, 2022

Next review date: Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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 Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Japanese Language. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Japanese language courses at all levels (elementary through advanced) and to work closely with the program coordinator to prepare course materials, to supervise teaching assistants, and to organize program-related events.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position.

Department: https://www.eastasian.ucsb.edu/


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • MA in Japanese language pedagogy, applied linguistics, linguistics, or a related field, at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Two years of experience in higher education, preferably in the United States, teaching Japanese language courses (elementary through advanced levels), and evidence of effective teaching.
  • Native/near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English, as evidenced through application materials.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Teaching Effectiveness – Quantitative data and samples of qualitative data from teaching evaluations
  • Sample Syllabi – Sample syllabi for at least two different levels of language instruction.
  • One Lesson Plan – One lesson plan for one unedited video of classroom language teaching or a recording of a class delivered by remote instruction. Please upload the video to SNS such as YouTube and include video link in the lesson plan.


Reference requirements

3 letters of reference required

Please arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation submitted via UC Recruit.

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Help contact: radam@hfa.ucsb.edu


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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