Assistant Professor of Japanese Language & Culture (closed)

Date Posted: 02/03/2014


Soka University of America (SUA) seeks to fill a full time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Japanese Language & Culture.  The teaching responsibilities of this position include conducting college-level courses in the field of Japanese language and culture; planning, evaluating, and revising curricula, course content, and methods of instruction; evaluating and grading students’ class work, assignments, and papers; preparing and delivering lectures to undergraduate and/or graduate students; administering and grading examinations; collecting bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments; initiating, facilitating, and moderating classroom discussions; keeping abreast of developments in the field by reviewing current research and studies; and confer with colleagues and participate in professional conferences. 

SUA is a very selective four-year institution offering a challenging B.A. in the liberal arts. The university is committed to cross-disciplinary education and aims to foster close intellectual relations between faculty and students through 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.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Linguistics and have two years post-doctoral research experience and two years of teaching experience in linguistics or language and culture instruction from elementary to advanced at the university level.  Additional experience to include: Ability to teach core curriculum.  Experience serving on academic committees.  Research specialty in diachronic pronouns in the Japanese language.  Experience in reviewing manuscripts and/or abstracts for international and/or national publications. 

Requires native or near native fluency in Japanese and English.

Benefits / Salary:

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. All regular faculty members are eligible for full medical, dental and retirement benefits.

Deadline for applications: Rolling. Applicants should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to:

Japanese Language & Culture Position (JLC-0214), c/o:

Bobbie Stemple

Soka University of America

1 University Drive

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.