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Date Posted: 11/05/09
Soka University of America (Aliso Viejo, California) seeks a Professor of Japanese language and culture (at any rank) to fill a full-time, tenure-track position that begins on August 1, 2010.
QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Japanese pedagogy, literature, linguistics, second language acquisition, or related fields; native or near-native command of Japanese; demonstrable commitment to and excellence in teaching Japanese language and culture courses at all levels; ability and willingness to teach across disciplines with colleagues from other areas in some of SUA's multi-disciplinary courses and to contribute to the General Education program.
Soka University of America requires all undergraduates to take four semesters of a foreign language and one semester of study abroad. No language major is offered at SUA.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Soka University of America is a selective four-year institution offering a challenging program in the liberal arts with a focus on the Pacific Rim. The university is committed to a vision of an integrated inter- or multidisciplinary approach to education. The university aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty members and students by encouraging faculty mentorship. An appreciation of the centrality of peace, freedom and human rights to the happiness of the individual and the world provides the founding impetus for the university and its mission.
For full consideration send letter of application, CV, sample publications or internet links to publications, student evaluations (if available), and three letters of reference to:
Japanese Position c/o
Edward M. Feasel, PhD
Dean of Faculty
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Fax: (949) 480-4263
Postmark deadline is January 22, 2010. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline.
Soka University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer