Part Time Lecturer in Japanese

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Riverside, CA, US
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Part Time Lecturer in Japanese Language

The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, seeks a part-time Japanese language lecturer to teach JPN 110 (Advanced Reading in Japanese) in Spring Quarter 2020, pending enrollment and funding.

Spring Quarter begins March 25, 2020. The first day of classes is March 30, 2020; the last day of classes is June 5, 2020; Spring Quarter ends June 12, 2020.


Present lecturer salary is approximately $7,047.52 per course (pending final budget approval). Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.


Minimum requirements are an M.A. or higher in Japanese or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experience in teaching Japanese at American universities.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.


Duties will consist in the instruction of 1 course: JPN 110 (Advanced Reading in Japanese)

Application Procedure:

Please provide cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of contributions to diversity, sample syllabus or syllabi, quantitative and qualitative teaching evaluations, and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded using UCR's on-line application system:

Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as "Online Application Deliveries". The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature:

Review of applications will begin on February 13, 2020, and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by February 13, 2020.

Department Contact Person:
Professor Anne McKnight

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law