Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Japanese
Location: Walla Walla, Washington
Type: Temp to Full Time
Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
The Japanese Department, a part of the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program, at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a one-year position, at the rank of visiting assistant professor (or visiting instructor if a PhD has not been completed by the start of employment), beginning August 2023. The successful candidate will offer five courses in Japanese language, or four courses in Japanese and one course in the field of the candidate's specialization. The position is limited to the 2023-2024 academic year.
Qualified candidates will have a master's degree or higher in Japanese Studies, linguistics, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, or a related field in the humanities or social sciences; native or near native fluency in Japanese; and more than one year of experience in teaching Japanese at the college level.
Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and articulate how their classroom practices work to advance antiracism in the learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.
To apply, go to http://apply.interfolio.com/121745. The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; and contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on March 27, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college’s working and learning environment.
Whitman College is an EEO employer. The college shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Founded in 1882, Whitman College is a selective private, independent, co-ed, nonsectarian residential liberal arts college located in Walla Walla, Washington.
At the foot of the Blue Mountains in the southeastern corner of Washington state, Walla Walla has been named the best small town in America and one of the friendliest places to live. Famous for its wheat fields, sweet onions and wine, it's three hours by car to Spokane, four to Portland and a little under five to Seattle. A mild climate means it's perfect for outdoor activity all year long.
Whitman's 1,498 students come from 42 states and 31 countries. Our students are explorers of their world, whether that means digging in - to the rugged beauty of Washington's landscapes during a pre-Orientation Scramble, for example - or heading out - as in, say, studying health and social policy in South Africa for a year. Friendship Families help international students settle in, and the four language houses on campus are home to native speakers of French, German, Spanish and Japanese, who help residents improve language skills and gain first-hand knowledge of cultural customs without ever leaving Walla Walla. Every Whitman student has the opportunity to become a global citizen.