Job Summary The School of Modern Languages (https://modlangs.gatech.edu/) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Japanese at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2024. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students.
Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.
Job Responsibilities Teaching responsibilities include a four-course teaching load (two courses per semester), consisting of a combination of Japanese language courses (primarily taught in Japanese), and courses related to the candidate’s area(s) of expertise (taught in Japanese/English). Additional opportunities include teaching in our summer study abroad program, Language for Business and Technology (LBAT), supporting our graduate programs in Japanese, and providing service to the department, campus, and the community.
Preferred Qualifications We welcome candidates who have expertise in one or more of the following fields: Japanese Media Studies (including but not limited to film studies, digital media, games studies, etc.), Translation Studies, Japanese Applied Linguistics, and Computer-mediated Communication.
We are especially interested in candidates whose professional activities (e.g., teaching and pedagogical strategies, research, mentoring, or other professional or public service) foster diversity, equity, and inclusion and contribute to the excellence of the academic community. These activities can take various forms, such as effective pedagogical strategies used for the educational advancement of students from underrepresented groups, demonstrated contributions to the advancement of access and equal opportunity in education, and participation in activities that support the recruitment, retention, and success of scholars and students.
Qualifications Candidates will have a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment with college-level teaching experience in Japanese is required. Candidates should have a strong record of research and the promise of continued scholarly productivity. Candidates should also possess native/near-native proficiency in Japanese/English and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and developing courses in Japanese, including all levels of Japanese language courses as well as advanced content courses.
About the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College (IAC) provides innovative, human-centered perspectives at the intersection of humanities, social sciences, arts, and STEM. As one of the six IAC schools, the School of Modern Languages is proud to offer eight languages, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish plus linguistics and unique interdisciplinary degrees in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (B.S. and M.S. in French, German, and Spanish), Global Economics and Modern Languages (B.S.), and International Affairs and Modern Languages (B.S.), as well as minors and certificates.
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Application Requirements Please submit 1) a letter of application that speaks to research interests, teaching philosophy and interests, and advising/mentoring philosophy 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a scholarly writing sample not exceeding 25 pages, 4) an example of previously taught course syllabi (optional), and 5) contact information for three references. Application materials MUST be submitted as .PDF files via https://hr.gatech.edu/careers (job opening ID: 265604).
Requests for information may be directed to Kimberly Bass Seaton, Administrative Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be considered beginning on December 10, 2023. Recommendation letters will be requested in December after the first round of online interviews. The search will continue until the positions are filled. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to beginning employment.
About the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College (IAC) provides innovative, human-centered perspectives at the intersection of humanities, social sciences, arts, and STEM. As one of the six IAC schools, the School of Modern Languages is proud to offer eight languages, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish plus linguistics and unique interdisciplinary degrees in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (B.S. and M.S. in French, German, and Spanish), Global Economics and Modern Languages (B.S.), and International Affairs and Modern Languages (B.S.), as well as minors and certificates.