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Teaching Professor/Academic Specialist - Japanese - World Languages Center

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

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Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Position Title Teaching Professor/Academic Specialist - Japanese - World Languages Center
Requisition Number FTFR001057
Division/College College of Social Sciences and Humanities
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Posting Date 11/13/2017

The World Languages Center ( in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks applications as Teaching Professors/Academic Specialists to teach elementary through advanced Japanese courses in the World Languages Center. Duties include a teaching load of 3 courses per semester, directed studies, and ongoing curricular and pedagogical innovation, as well as service and professional development duties. These are one-year, non-tenure track, renewable positions with full benefits, which will begin on July 1, 2018.

These positions will support the University’s commitment to innovation in teaching as well as the World Language Center’s vision of cultivating students’ translingual and transcultural competence. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.


Teaching Professor/Academic Specialist in Japanese

A Master’s degree is required, a Ph.D. preferred. The successful applicant should be well trained in the teaching of Japanese as a foreign language, have experience teaching languages using technology, and possess native or near native proficiency in Japanese. A degree in Japanese applied linguistics, second language acquisition, or pedagogy is highly desirable.

Additional Information

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts ( Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest along with a list of three references.
To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address inquiries about the position to Boris Rasting-Sera, at Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents

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