Job ID: 203785

Adjunct Faculty - Japanese

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Jan. 18, 2023
 
  • Adjunct Faculty - Japanese
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA
 
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
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  • Adjunct Professor
  • Foreign Languages/Literatures
 
 



JOB TITLE
Adjunct Faculty - Japanese

LOCATION
Worcester

DEPARTMENT NAME
Humanities & Arts - JM

DIVISION NAME
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
This new part-time adjunct position has been created to introduce a full-year Japanese language course sequence at WPI.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job responsibilities include teaching 4 seven-week beginning language courses, developing a coherent proficiency-based curriculum and working with the East Asia Hub to provide extracurricular activities to support and strengthen the new Japanese course offerings at WPI. The job is currently being posted for one year.

WPI is a diverse campus of learners passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

The job responsibilities include:

  • Design four coherent language sequence courses that align with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines;
  • Teach 4 elementary course over four 7-week terms in 2023-2024 academic year;
  • Work with the East Asia Hub to provide extracurricular activities to support the Japanese course offerings.



REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of a master's degree or equivalent in teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field;
  • Minimum one-year of experience in teaching college-level Japanese language courses at a North American institution;
  • Native or near-native ability in Japanese;
  • Fluent in spoken and written communication in English.


Applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter that addresses relevant expertise and experience;
  • Current C.V. that includes the names and contact information for three references;
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (syllabus, teaching portfolio, course evaluation, etc.)
  • A video recording of language teaching.



WPI requires that all employees be fully-vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. For additional information, please go to https://www.wpi.edu/we-are-wpi/health-and-safety/vaccine-information

ABOUT WPI

Founded in 1865, WPI is a highly selective and the nation's third oldest private technology university. Guiding by the WPI motto "theory and practice", the university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real-world problems around the globe.

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

WORKING CONDITIONS

College teaching and researching environment, no special working conditions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

No physical requirements.

FLSA STATUS
United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Adjunct-Faculty---Japanese_R0002289

About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.









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