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World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures/Japanese: Part-time Instructor

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures/ Japanese  – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a part-time instructor in Japanese, beginning November  2017. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.
Masters degree or foreign equivalent required. Near-native or native fluency in Japanese and English are required. The ideal candidate has experience teaching beginning and/or intermediate Japanese and shows an ability to teach a diverse student body to support the Japanese program and the mission of the college. The teaching load for 2017-18 is five 3-credit Japanese language courses, spread over two ten-week trimesters.
Questions may be directed to the co-chair of the department, Lisa Seidlitz, at lisaseidlitz@augustana.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
A complete application includes:

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vita
  • copy of graduate transcripts
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness or summary of teaching evaluations
  • two letters of recommendation (including contact information)

To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using subject line: Search #118-17 Japanese, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean.
Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: search #118-17 Japanese, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean, Augustana College, 639-38th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201.

Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or creed.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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