Lecturer in Japanese

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Lecturer in Japanese

Dept Contact Information

Department Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication

Position Details

Position Description

Rice University’s Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication (CLIC) invites applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer in Japanese (http://clic.rice.edu/people/faculty/).

This is a two-year, renewable appointment to begin 1 July 2018. Requirements: M.A., native or near-native ability in Japanese, training in second language pedagogy, experience teaching at the U.S. university level, and demonstrated ability to develop innovative second language curricula. Experience with Study Abroad program development/implementation, competence to teach another language, and Ph.D. degree would be beneficial.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the implementation of an innovative, research-based curriculum; the development of a coherently articulated program of instruction across levels of competency; the design, preparation, implementation, and evaluation of the syllabus and daily lessons; assisting with the development and administration of assessment instruments; and active and collaborative participation in professional development programs.

Salary will be commensurate with credentials, experience and demonstrated ability to develop research-based, innovative second language curricula. Rice offers good institutional support for professional development and state-of-the-art technological facilities are available.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Education Required Master's Degree
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Education Preferred


Other Required Qualifications

Native or near-native ability in Japanese.

Training in second language pedagogy.

Experience teaching at the U.S. university level.

Demonstrated ability to develop innovative second language curricula.

Other Qualifications Preferred

Experience with Study Abroad program development/implementation.

Competence to teach another language.

Physical Demands

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F18029
Open Date 12/15/2017
Close Date 02/28/2018
Open Until Filled No
Best Consideration Date
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Status Full-Time: 9 months
Benefits Eligible Yes
Special Instructions

Please submit (1) a letter of application, clearly addressing the above position requirements, (2) a 2- to 3-page CV, (3) a detailed, annotated lesson plan showcasing your ability to develop innovative pedagogical practices*, (4) transcript, (5) two of the latest teaching evaluations from students, and (6) information for three references who will be contacted through the system for recommendation letters. Applications without all six items above will not be considered for review.

  • Applicants are encouraged to review the information on the CLIC website (http://clic.rice.edu/) to prepare a substantive sample lesson plan that will showcase the competence of the applicant to carry out the vision and mission statement of CLIC.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document
  4. Transcripts
  5. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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