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Japanese Language Program Director - LEO Lecturer III
University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 05/11/2022
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

How to Apply

A complete dossier includes a letter of application explaining your qualifications, separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, three letters of recommendation, and examples of publications. A teaching demo is required and samples of materials development are recommended. Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/105418 to apply. Inquiries should be directed to alc-admin@umich.edu. 


The University of Michigan Department of Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of Japanese Language Program Director (LEO Lecturer III) starting Fall 2023. This is a non-tenure-track position with a university-year appointment. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


This position will provide supervision and leadership for the faculty teaching Japanese language. Responsibilities include 6-9 instructional hours per week, active leadership in curricular and program affairs, and supervision of program faculty. The Director of the Japanese Language Program is a member of the department’s Language Program Committee. A typical full-time (100% effort) load for a Lecturer III in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts is three courses per semester, or the equivalent in other duties.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have an MA or PhD in Japanese language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field. 

Desired Qualifications*

Expertise and experience in curriculum development is essential, and evidence of scholarly work related to language teaching or linguistics is welcome. Familiarity with digital and multi-media language instruction and innovative approaches to engaged and experiential learning is highly desired. Native or near-native competence in both English and Japanese is required. Excellence in teaching and instructional service in all levels will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.

Additional Information

Based on the expected supervisory responsibilities associated with this position, it is anticipated that it will be excluded from the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

LEO job openings are posted for a minimum of ten calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eleventh day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Selection Process

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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