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The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the Rochester Institute of Technology is seeking applicants for a lecturer position in Japanese.

Applicants must have MA or Ph.D. in Japanese or a related field, and at least two years of successful college-level Japanese language teaching experience.

The professional duties include, but are not limited to, instruction of Japanese at all levels through communicative-based methods, creating teaching materials, assisting with events related to Japanese language and culture, and attending curricular and department related meetings.

A successful applicant is skilled in conducting classroom communicative activities in Japanese, in which students are rigorously engaged in speaking. Those who have experience in team-teaching and/or able to teach Japanese culture formally or informally are preferable.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.


The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures offers a B.S. in Applied Modern Language and Culture with tracks in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish, in addition to minors, immersions, and general education courses in American Sign Language and Deaf Cultural Studies, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latino/Latina/Latin American Studies, Language Science, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. The Department houses a Modern Language Technology Center where faculty and students actively integrate technology in language teaching and learning.


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  • MA or Ph.D. in Japanese or a related field
  • Native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English.
  • At least two years of successful college-level Japanese language teaching experience
  • Experience in teaching Japanese through communicative-based methods
  • Evidence of successful teamwork and collaboration in teaching and/or projects, and literacy in technology
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, collaboration, and administrative skills and adaptability
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.


Apply online here; search openings, then Keyword Search 8511BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

  • Link to a teaching demo video of speaking-centered class (speaking-centered session of beginning or intermediate preferred)
  • Teaching portfolio (at least one syllabus and a teaching plan)
  • A brief teaching philosophy
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references
  • Contribution to Diversity Statement

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Yukiko Maru

Review of applications starts on February 1st and continues until the position is filled.

Salary Range: $50,000- $55,000

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

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