Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese

Massachusetts, United States
07 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Position Description

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University anticipates a possible opening for a full-time Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese expected to begin August 1, 2019 and to extend through June 30, 2020. Drill instructors teach small-group drill 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, it 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 a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references (who will be invited to upload letters of recommendation) to https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8636. The references will be contacted separately and invited to upload letters of recommendation. Candidates should also submit a 20-minute teaching demo by URL through the ARIeS portal.

All the above should be submitted by March 4, 2019. Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online.
Selected candidates will be contacted directly 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


Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard is 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.