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Northern California
Japanese Teachers’ Association

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Japanese at San Diego State University

The Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages at San Diego State University (SDSU) seeks to hire a tenure-track Professor of Japanese at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in fall 2023.The candidate is expected to have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese in addition to strong proficiency in English.

The ideal candidate will pursue research in Japanese language, linguistics, culture, or literature, and demonstrate potential for substantial contributions to the field. Possible areas of specialization include the acquisition and teaching of Japanese as a second/foreign language, the acquisition and teaching of Japanese as a heritage language, Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature and culture, and Japanese cultural studies. The successful candidate should have a proven track record of teaching undergraduate courses in Japanese that is grounded in communicative language teaching and possess knowledge of current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies and new technologies in language learning. The candidate must be able to teach all levels of Japanese language courses. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the expertise to teach two or more upper-division courses that are part of the Japanese major, such as Business Japanese, Newspaper Reading and Advanced Composition, and Japanese Literature through Text and Film. We are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate strong potential to collaborate effectively with existing faculty to manage and grow the Japanese Language Program, which includes a Japanese major and minor,and to maintain the program’s ties with relevant units across the university. Applicants should present evidence of teaching experience and scholarly potential.

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2022,and continue until the position is filled.

A Ph.D. in Japanese Language, Linguistics, Culture, Literature, or a related field must be in-hand at the start of the appointment. Applicants should apply via Inter folio at: should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, names and contact information of three references, documentation of teaching experience, including sample syllabi and student evaluations, and sample publications (two maximum),and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent.

Requests for additional information should be directed to Dr.Yoshiko Higurashi, Search Committee Chair, Department of Linguistics and Asian/Middle Eastern Languages, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7727. Email:, Phone: (619) 594-1005, Fax: (619) 594-4877.

SDSU is a large, diverse urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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