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Instructor - Japanese

University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Languages & Cultures Department

Job Title: Instructor - Japanese
Reference Code: 15867
Job Location: Colorado Springs , CO
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Humanities: Languages & literature
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-04-01
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Instructor - Japanese
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Instructor- Japanese - 15867



The Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks a full-time instructor of Japanese Language and Culture. The successful candidate will be fluent in Kanji and vocabulary words at all levels of the Japanese language and be competent in sentence conjugation in Japanese. Fluency in American English is also required. The job will entail teaching a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester/24 credit hours per year.

Job Duties:

  • Teach all levels from beginning through advanced Japanese
  • Develop and teach courses on Japanese culture and coordinate courses with cross-listed departments (currently Art History/VAPA)
  • Oversee the minor in Japanese, including advising students
  • Work with the Chair and Associate Chair in fully integrating the Japanese minor into the department
  • Work with the Associate Chair to advise students pursuing the Interdisciplinary Studies Degree with Japanese and/or Asian Studies as a primary field
  • Coordinate and supervise additional lecturers hired to teach additional sections of Japanese language or to teach a one-time special topic
  • A resume or CV; a cover letter describing how your experience qualifies you for this position; unofficial transcripts; and a statement of teaching philosophy are required application materials.

Applications received by April 5, 2019 will receive full consideration.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report and has earned recognition as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S. Located 70 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs offers a wide variety of leisure and educational activities including sports, parks, symphony, local theater groups, museums, and several institutions of higher education and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

Reference checking is a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including email addresses, for up to five references as part of the search process for this position.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA in Japanese language
  • 9 months of experience in teaching in Higher Education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PHD in Japanese or a related field (MA in Japanese language is required)
  • Graduate level coursework in Japanese history and culture
  • 9 months of experience in directing program(s) in Higher Education

Information and Application Process Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Application review process to begin on Friday, April 5, 2019 and expected to continue until position is filled
  • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered

Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:

  • In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission
  • If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Teresa Meadows as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Teresa Meadows
1420 Austin Buffs Pkwy
Languages & Cultures Dept
DH 247A
Colorado Springs , CO 80918
Phone: 719-255-4132
Fax: 719-255-3364

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