*Assistant Professor of Japanese*
*Institution: *University of Rhode Island
This position is *full-time academic-year tenure-track, permanent*.
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures in the
College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island is a
collaborative, forward-leaning, and dynamic team of individuals committed
across all languages to the departmental priorities of proficiency-based
teaching, intercultural communicative competence (ICC) and languages for
the professions. We collectively believe in diversity of thought, ideas
and, especially, people. Our faculty come from multiple and diverse ethnic,
linguistic and cultural backgrounds and we unite around our three
afore-mentioned priorities with open-mindedness, collegiality, mutual
respect and a spirit of consensus. We are furthermore committed to faculty
training in the areas of our strategic priorities as well as in respect for
diversity, equity and inclusion. For example, we provide the opportunity
for all full-time faculty members to attend the 4-day Oral Proficiency
Interview workshop and to pursue certification; we regularly invite
nationally renowned speakers to provide ongoing training for the department
in intercultural communicative competence; and we collectively organize and
complete trainings and micro-credentials in inclusive teaching and
antiracism. Our department is one of the largest undergraduate language
departments in the nation, and it has a leadership team that includes a
chair, an associate chair, six language section heads, a proficiency
coordinator, an intercultural communicative competence coordinator, and a
Language Center director. We also house the Chinese Flagship Language
Program as well as five other signature programs: the International
Engineering Program, International Business Program, International Computer
Science Program, the International Studies and Diplomacy Program and the
International Pharmaceutical Sciences Program. Our department and our
departmental initiatives are robustly supported by the College of Arts and
Sciences and the Office of the Provost; and our commitment to hiring,
supporting and retaining faculty members from diverse backgrounds falls
within the larger College and University strategic plans, and especially
the URI Provost’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, which we encourage all
interested job candidates to read:
Our department invites applications for a *tenure-track position of
Assistant Professor of Japanese with specialization in Japanese language
teaching* to begin Fall 2022. The successful candidate will provide
critical support in teaching, research and service to the university’s
growing Japanese language program which falls within the Global Languages
and Area Studies (GLAS) major as well as program development for the
Japanese language track of the various URI dual degree programs, including
the International Engineering Program, International Business Program,
International Computer Science Program and the International Studies and
*Duties and Responsibilities:*
– Teach Japanese courses across the undergraduate curriculum with
special emphasis on Japanese language and culture.
– Contribute to the department’s proficiency, intercultural
communicative competence and languages for the professions initiatives.
– Establish and maintain a solid research program.
– Contribute through service and collaboration to the missions of the
Japanese program, the Japanese International Engineering program, the
Japanese International Studies & Diplomacy program, our other signature
programs, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.
– Contribute through service to honing and maintaining URI’s Japanese
student mobility programs and the advising of students planning to study
abroad in Japan.
– Contribute to the development and expansion of the curriculum for
interdisciplinary models of Japanese language teaching.
For complete details, including required and preferred qualifications, and
the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at
https://jobs.uri.edu to apply for job posting (F00277).
The search will remain open until the position is filled. First
consideration will be given to applications received by *December 2, 2021*.
Second consideration may be given to applications received by *December 16,
2021*. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date
(December 16, 2021) may not be given full consideration.
*APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ONLY.*
The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.
Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities,
and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.