Visiting Lecturer - Japanese

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Work type: Visiting Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Humanities

Classification Title: VISITING LECTURER
Job Description:

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, time-limited (with the possibility of a one-year renewal), non-tenure-accruing position at the rank Visiting Lecturer in Japanese Language and Culture to begin August 16, 2023.

The successful applicant will teach three courses in Japanese language during the Fall 2023 semester and three courses during the Spring 2024 semester. The successful candidate should be prepared to teach primary Japanese language courses at all levels (i.e., first-year through third-year). Preference will be given to candidates who can also teach one or more specialized language courses (e.g., business Japanese, newspaper reading, Japanese media, etc.).

The successful candidate will contribute to diversity and inclusive excellence through teaching courses and will also have opportunities, though not required, to participate in curriculum and program development, including outreach activities.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Japanese, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever more internationalized world. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and the Department especially encourages applications from women and minority groups. We particularly welcome applicants who can create such a diverse environment with their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:
  • M.A. or higher degree in Japanese language, linguistics, language acquisition, or related field;
  • Native or near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English;
  • Basic instructional technology skills, including navigating through course management systems such as Canvas.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching Japanese language;
  • Experience teaching college students in a classroom setting in North America.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

  • Cover letter with:
    - A brief statement of teaching philosophy;
    - A summary of Japanese teaching experience as it relates to this position's requirements;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations;
  • Names, titles, institutional affiliations, and email addresses of three recommenders. After initial review, if chosen to receive further consideration, an email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

After an initial round of screening, candidates who proceed to the next round will be required to submit:

  • A URL for a 25-minute teaching demonstration video;

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by February 28, 2023, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received after February 28, 2023, may be considered at the discretion of the committee.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: No


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