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Japanese Language, Temporary Instructor - position description

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks applications for a part-time temporary instructor of Japanese language in Spring 2019 (April 1st through June 7th). We seek an instructor to teach two sections (5 days per week, for a total of 10 classroom contact hours) of first-year Japanese language, and to be fully in charge of the course, at a rate of $9,000 per section. Primary teaching materials will be provided.

The successful candidate will have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and demonstrated expertise in Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics, Language Pedagogy or related fields.   Preference will be given to those with college-level teaching experience. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, course evaluations (if available) and contact information for two references to asianlac@northwestern.edu.  Additional materials may be requested at a later stage.

The review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration please submit your materials by March 1, 2019.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Literature and Culture- position description

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in Korean Literature and Culture to begin on September 1, 2019. The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Korean and English and a Ph.D. or advanced ABD status with a specialization in Korean literature/culture. The fellow will be required to teach three humanities courses over the course of the academic year; language teaching is not expected. Applications are welcome from candidates working in the modern period, or across modern and pre-modern periods. We also welcome candidates doing transnational or inter-regional research, though we are especially interested in candidates who can teach modern and contemporary Korean literature, film, media, and/or cultural studies. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, a 20-page writing sample, a teaching portfolio (consisting of a teaching statement, two syllabi, and any available course evaluations), and three letters of recommendation.  The online application form can be found here.

Questions may be directed to asianlac@northwestern.edu.

Review of applications begins on March 15, 2019.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity. Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Asian Humanities, Associate or Full Professor – position description

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time, tenured faculty member in a field in the Asian Humanities beginning in Fall, 2018. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media, from classical to contemporary periods, and in any Asian languages. We are particularly interested in a scholar and teacher who combines intellectual breadth and scholarly distinction in his or her field with a commitment to programmatic leadership and growth.

The successful candidate will join several tenured and tenure-line faculty specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, and Urdu literature and media cultures, as well as sixteen continuing lecturer faculty in Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, and Korean language in the newly-formed Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. As a new member of a growing department, the candidate should bring excellence in research and teaching, as well as enthusiasm and creativity to developing undergraduate curricula, and, at a future date, building a competitive graduate program.

Applications are no longer being accepted for this position.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and the position is open until filled. Inquiries about the search may be sent to asianlac@northwestern.edu.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

 

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