Language Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
Thursday, 5 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 3 February 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University anticipates a possible opening for a full-time Language Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese expected to begin August 1, 2020 and to extend through June 30, 2021. Language instructors (formerly Drill Instructors) teach small-group sections in Japanese language classes under the supervision of a course head and assist the course head in preparing class materials, grading, and providing individual assistance to students.

Should this opening become available, this will be a term appointment for one year, with the possibility of renewal dependent on performance and curricular need.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in all modalities of Japanese (reading, writing, listening, and speaking); a bachelor’s degree or higher; experience teaching Japanese, preferably at the college level to students whose native language is English; and computer literacy.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit:

  1. A cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.

Candidates should also send a 20-minute video of the applicant teaching by URL through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9375/), or send a USB drive with a file of the video to: Chair, Preceptor Search Committee Japanese Language Program East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department Harvard University 5 Bryant Street Cambridge, MA 02138

All the above should be submitted by February 3, 2020 Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online. Recommendation letters are due by February 7, 2020.

Selected candidates will be contacted directly in late February for an interview to be conducted either by Skype, for candidates outside the Boston area, or on the Harvard campus, for candidates within the Boston area.

Contact Information Rebecca Mahoney Language Program Coordinator
Contact Email eal@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 3