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Instructor of Japanese

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Foreign Languages and Literatures

Job Description

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time instructor of Japanese position to begin August 10, 2022. 4/4 teaching load.

Required Qualifications

Requirements include: 1) MA or equivalent by time of appointment in Japanese language, literature, culture, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or related field; 2) evidence of successful teaching of Japanese at a US university; 3) commitment to proficiency-based and communicative approaches to teaching language; 4) native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal background check. Occasional travel to national conferences may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications: ability to teach all levels of Japanese language; willingness to participate in co-curricular activities.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Review Date

May 23, 2022

Additional Information

Applications are to be submitted online and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references including email addresses. Finalists will be asked to submit letters of recommendation and student and/or peer teaching evaluations. Applicant screening will begin on May 23 and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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