Director of Language Instruction: Japanese Program
The Director of Language Instruction (DLI) reports directly to the Chair of the department on all matters. In addition to the duties described for Lecturer, the DLI’s responsibilities include:
Leadership of program
Coordination of curriculum and teaching assignments, including summer session instruction
Development of materials as needed
Directing TA and new teacher training
Annual Evaluation of teaching staff
Collaboration with other language programs and faculty members within the department, and with other units (CLA Language Center, CARLA)
Program website oversight
Outreach to community
Required qualifications for appointment to rank of Lecturer:
Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in the relevant field, or a related field.
In the case of language instruction, skill in the language of instruction as appropriate for the position; in the case of modern languages, native or near-native fluency.
Positive evaluations from students, peers, and/or supervisors.
Demonstration of commitment to quality teaching and program development.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Teach undergraduate language courses.
Provide administrative support relating to teaching duties and course responsibilities, when appropriate to the appointment.
Assist with test development and/or administration.
Coordinate and mentor Teaching Assistants, P&A instructional staff, and CIS instructors when appropriate to the appointment.
Serve as member of appropriate departmental and university committees if called upon to do so.
Engage in professional development activities.
Positive evaluations from students, Teaching Assistants (if appropriate), peers, and supervisors.
Demonstration of commitment to quality teaching, program development, and professional development.
Effective handling of student inquiries.
Position begins fall semester 2020. Applicants should submit the following materials on the UMN employment website: (1) cover letter, (2) CV with the names of 3 references, (3) statement of teaching and leadership philosophy, and (4) three sample syllabi. Application deadline: January 31, 2020.
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies is a dynamic and innovative department offering courses in the study of the cultures, media, literatures, and languages from Asia and the Middle East. We offer courses in the diverse fields of cultural studies, film studies, gender, religion, poetry and prose, environment, postcolonial studies, and more. Our interdisciplinary approach to the study of cultures ranges from the histories of the premodern world to the challenges of the global 21st century and provides students with unique opportunities to study Asia or the Middle East at the regional, global, or transnational scale.
BACK TO TOP
ACTFL Job Central is Just One of the Benefits.
Discover what else ACTFL has to offer!
The job you are trying to reach from was originally posted at ACTFL Job Central.