Assistant Professor of Japanese

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Japanese starting in August 2024. A Ph.D. (in hand by August 2024) in Japanese Language, Linguistics, or a related field is required. We are looking for candidates with expertise in all areas of Japanese linguistics. Candidates are expected to have native or near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English.
Responsibilities include (1) teaching undergraduate Japanese language courses at all levels, (2)teaching Japanese linguistics courses in English, (3) teaching other linguistics courses related to the candidate’s area(s) of expertise, (4) conducting scholarship in language and linguistics, (5)providing service to the department, such as curriculum development and student advising.
The ideal candidate will have successful experience teaching undergraduate Japanese language courses. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research program and show promisefor substantial contributions to their field. We are interested in candidates who demonstrate commitment to collaborate with the Japanese faculty to grow its curriculum, for example, through the possible development of an introductory-level Japanese language and culture course. Candidates with the potential to grow the Language Science curriculum and those with research experience using experimental and/or quantitative methods are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching and research are priorities for faculty at RIT, and all faculty are expected to mentor students through advising, research and in-class experiences.
We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration

Apply online at; search openings, then Keyword Search 8449BR.Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:
A brief teaching philosophy
A research statement including information about previous scholarly work and future research plans.
Materials to demonstrate teaching effectiveness
The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references
Contribution to Diversity Statement

You can contact the chair of the search committee, Zhong Chen, Ph.D., with questions on the position at:
Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2024, and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.