Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
10 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese School
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 one or more openings for a full-time Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Japanese expected to begin August 1, 2018 and to extend through June 30, 2019. 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.

This is 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.

Additional Qualifications 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 http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7959. 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 February 12th, 2018. 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 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. URL
  2. Video