Position overviewPosition title: Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics
Japanese and Applied Linguistics - Assistant/Associate Professor
Open date: August 29, 2022
Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics (https://language.ucsc.edu/) at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Japanese, focusing on applied linguistics, linguistics, second language acquisition, education, or any related areas of study. This position is authorized at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. Significant training in second language acquisition and experience in coordination of Japanese language courses is desirable. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong record of research and promise of continued scholarly productivity. Candidates are expected to have native/near native proficiency in Japanese and should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching (and developing) courses in Japanese, including all levels of Japanese language courses as well as advanced content courses. The successful candidate will also teach existing courses and develop new courses (in English) in the undergraduate major in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism, may be asked to train and supervise graduate student instructors, will assist in the development of a graduate program in applied linguistics, and provide service to the department, campus, and community.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to understanding and articulating the issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion and must be able to work with students, staff, and faculty from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates whose professional activities (e.g., teaching and pedagogical strategies, research, mentoring, or other professional or public service) foster diversity, equity, and inclusion and contribute to the excellence of the academic community. These can take a variety of forms such as, but not limited to, effective pedagogical strategies used for the educational advancement of students in underrepresented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of access and equal opportunity in education; and participation in activities that support the recruitment, retention, and success of scholars and students.
The chosen candidate will be expected to sign a statement representing that they are not the subject of any ongoing investigation or disciplinary proceeding at their current academic institution or place of employment, nor have they in the past ten years been formally disciplined at any academic institution/place of employment. In the event the candidate cannot make this representation, they will be expected to disclose in writing to the hiring Dean the circumstances surrounding any formal discipline that they have received, as well as any current or ongoing investigation or disciplinary process of which they are the subject. (Note that discipline includes a negotiated settlement agreement to resolve a matter related to substantiated misconduct.)
Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Japanese, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related field and demonstrated record of research in applied linguistics and Japanese; demonstrated record of independent teaching at the college or university level. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by July 1, 2023.
Cover Letter - Statement of interest describing the applicant’s research, teaching, and Japanese language proficiency
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. showing a full list of publications (including preprints), other professional activities, and extramural funding, if applicable
Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
Representative publication or writing sample (1 of 3)
Representative publication or writing sample (2 of 3)
Representative publication or writing sample (3 of 3)
Sample syllabus from an applied linguistics course
- 3 letters of reference required
Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* a minimum of three (3) are required and a maximum of three (3) will be accepted. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
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