University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

United States

June 1, 2022


Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title LECTURER

Working Title: JAPANESE LECTURER Position Number 02304062 Division College of Letters and Science Department B4834 FOREIGN LANGUAGES & LITERATURE Position Type Teaching Academic Staff Appointment Type Teaching, Fixed Term/Project FLSA Status Exempt Percent 100 Posting Type Faculty & Instructional Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The Department of Ancient and Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a full- time, multi-year Japanese Language Instructor, to begin in August 2022. The Department is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an urban research university with the twin missions of research and student access, including a large percentage of first-generation students. The Department is made up of nine programs, including Arabic, Chinese, Classics (Greek and Latin), German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Polish, and Russian. The Department has a vibrant undergraduate program, with some opportunities for related graduate study. More information about the Japanese program can be found at https: // uwm.edu/japanese/.

Job Summary

Duties for the Japanese position will include teaching first year Japanese language (first and second semesters). Teaching load will be 12 credit hours per semester.

Minimum Qualifications

A successful candidate will have:

  • An MA or higher in Japanese Studies, Second Language Acquisition, or related field by January 2022.
  • Demonstrated native or near- native FLUENCY in JAPANESE.
  • Demonstrated native or near- native FLUENCY in ENGLISH.
  • Experience and willingness to participate in and organize extra-curricular activities in support of department and programmatic goals.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching Japanese language at the university level.
  • Ability to teach both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Experience using social media, and other strategies to grow the Japanese major at UWM.
  • Application Instructions

    Applicants must submit an application, cover letter, CV and Statement of teaching philosophy. Three professional references will also be required.

    This is a continuous recruitment. The initial screening of applicants will begin on June 2, 2022, and continue until a qualified candidate is hired. Applications received after June 1, 2022, may not receive consideration.

    Application Deadline Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes If Continuous, Initial Review Date 06/02/2022 Position Contact Name Co-chairs Aragorn Quinn, Associate Professor and Masako Lackey, Lecturer Contact Phone 414-229-5650; 414-251-8441 Contact Email quinna@uwm.edu; lackey@uwm.edu Application Notes

    For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

    Legal Notices

    AA/EO Statement

    UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Reasonable Accommodations

    UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact uwm-jobs@uwm.edu or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

    Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

    UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

    CBC and Reference Check Policy

    Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

    Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

    For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see https:// www. cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM's Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

    Employment Authorization

    In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    Title and Total Compensation Project

    The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total- compensation-study/

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • References
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Optional Documents

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