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American Association of Teachers of Japanese


Level: Middle/High School level

Name: Glendale Unified School District (60% Rosemont Middle School/40% Crescenta Valley High School)
Location: Glendale, CA
Job Type: Japanese Teacher
Salary: Please visit website for additional information (www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1949385)

Job Summary:

This position teaches Japanese to Middle and High school students. Three periods of the school day (60% contract) at Rosemont Middle School and two periods of the school day (40% contract) at Crescenta Valley High School.
Minimum Qualifications:
Credential Required: Applicants must hold a valid California Multiple Subject Credential and must hold a BCLAD in Armenian.
Glendale Unified is seeking dynamic educators who exhibit:
• Effective skills in working with English Learner (EL) students
• Strong pedagogical skills
• Breadth of experience in educational technology
• Instruction with a 21st Century perspective

To Apply:

Original post: www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/1949385
Please submit the following:
• Letter of Introduction
• Resume
• Three letters of recommendation (preferably within the last six months and from at least one direct supervisor)
• Credential
• English Learner Authorization
• Proof of passing of (California Basic Educational Skills Test) CBEST or equivalent
• Unofficial Transcripts (copies of all college coursework credits)
Applicants must attach all required documents as part of their EDJOIN application (see link above).
Unfortunately, Glendale Unified will not accept attachments via fax or email.

Level: High School level

Location: Urbana, IL
Salary: Please contact the Institute for additional information

Job Summary:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for the position of Visiting Teaching Associate – Japanese at the University Laboratory High School, a 5-year, selective admissions public school with about 330 students. This is an academic staff, 9-month appointment for the 2024–2025 school year. The successful applicant will teach Japanese levels 1—4. Salary is commensurate with degree and experience. This position would begin August 2024 after the successful completion of a fingerprint criminal background check for employment.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Japanese, Teaching of Japanese, or relevant field
Evidence of effective and creative teaching experience
Advanced oral and written proficiency in Japanese

Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced degree in Japanese or equivalent training in Japanese
Native or near-native oral proficiency in Japanese
High-school level teaching experience in the United States
Experience in developing instructional materials and innovative curricula
Knowledge of Japanese culture and literature
Excellent communication skills in English
Professional Educator License (PEL) in the state of Illinois, or eligible for one
Involvement in professional organizations and experience with outreach activities
Technological literacyContact:

To Apply:In order to ensure full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, teaching statement, lesson plan sample(s), and contact information for three references to Lynda Lopez (blues@illinois.edu) by May 3, 2024. We aim to conduct interviews via Zoom shortly thereafter.

Level: Primary Education (Kindergarten-5th grade) to High School level

Name: Japanese Institute of Sawtelle
Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Job Type: Part Time (11-month contract, Saturdays only)
Salary: Please contact the Institute for additional information

Job Summary: Lead Teacher 

Leading one of the classes between Primary Education to High School. Responsibilities include curriculum planning, teaching, student assessment, Homework, and fostering a supportive learning environment for students. Additionally, fluent in Japanese and proficient in teaching Japanese.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience
- A bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university is preferred.
- Fluent in written and spoken Japanese.

- Experience working in an educational environment is preferred but not required. 

- Legal status to work in the US 

To Apply:Please email Ikuko Visco (ikuko.visco@sawtellegakuin.org)

To Find Out More About the School: Please visit the school's website


Level: Primary Education (Kindergarten-5th grade)
Name: El Marino Elementary School
Location: Culver City, CA
Job Type: Part Time (10 month contract, 2 hours per day)
Salary: $17.09 - $20.80
Job Summary: Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assist a certificated teacher by serving as a model of the target language to the children in order to enhance their language acquisition and providing target language support to the students upon the teachers’ direction.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the target language.
• One year of paid or volunteer experience working with school-age children desired.

Knowledge of:
• Correct oral and written usage of the designated target language.
• Child guidance principles and practices.
• Basic subjects taught in schools, including arithmetic, grammar, spelling, language and reading.
• Safe practices in classroom and playground activities.
• Oral and written communication skills in the target language.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Ability to:
• Assist with small groups in a classroom or assigned learning environment.
• Reinforce target language to individual or small groups of students as directed by the teacher.
• Understand and follow oral and written directions.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Monitor, observe and report student behavior and progress according to approved policies and procedures.
• Observe health and safety regulations.
Application Deadline: Until Position is Filled
To Apply: Please visit the Culver City Unified Page (Target Language Support Provider (Japanese) at Culver City Unified | EDJOIN), review the job description, and click "apply."

Level: Higher Education (College)
Name: University of North Texas System
Location: Dallas, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Job Summary: The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures seeks a full-time tenure-track position to begin Fall 2024. The successful candidate should demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. The anticipated teaching load is 4 courses per academic year.
Minimum Qualifications    
Fluency and mastery in English and Japanese. PhD in hand by time of appointment in Japanese or related field. Specialization for this position is open: Japanese pedagogy, linguistics, applied linguistics, cultural studies, film and media studies, literature, or a closely related field.
Preferred Qualifications    
Experience in teaching advanced undergraduate Japanese language courses and courses on topics related to Japan in Japanese, along with an ability to teach in English. Evidence of an active research agenda. Evidence of a commitment to service (program, department, university, and/or professional organizations).
To Apply: https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/77454

Level: Secondary School (High School)
Name: North Salinas High School
Location: Salinas, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Job Summary: North Salinas High School in the Salinas Union High School District needs to hire a full time Japanese teacher for the 2023-24 school year. The position will officially be for 1.0 FTE 4x Japanese 1x AVID. However, NSHS admin is open to discussing applicants' needs in terms of schedule. The four sections of Japanese are all Level 2, and the homegrown yearlong curriculum is based on ACTFL best practices such as authentic materials.
To Apply: Listing will be posted shortly on EdJoin (https://www.edjoin.org/) or for more information, please contact: Dr. Mary White (Salinas principal) via email at mary.white@salinasuhsd.org or via phone at (831) 594-0213.

Level: Secondary School (High School, Grades 9 - 12)
Name: Virtual Virgina (VVA)
Location: Remote! *Must be Virginia-certified to teach
Job Type: Part Time
Job Summary: Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  1. - Teach assigned courses in the endorsement area.
  2. - Work with VVA administration to revise curriculum as needed.
  3. - Follow all policies outlined in the Virtual Virginia Teacher Handbook and by VVA administration.
  4. - Maintain student records in compliance with VVA policies and procedures.
  5. - Additional consideration will be given to applicants willing to work on course curriculum for an additional stipend.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty (listed below) satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university. Certification from the Commonwealth of Virginia in the relevant subject area. Experience working in an online educational environment is preferred. Experience with the Canvas Learning Management system preferred, but not required. The applicant will have to complete a three-week teacher training course upon acceptance of the position if they have not already done so.
- Fluent in Japanese and English. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints in a manner consistent with VVA policies and guidelines.
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts and to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
- Ability to work with mathematical concepts and to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Required: 
- Valid Virginia teacher’s license with an endorsement in the content area. 
- Completion of Teaching With Virtual Virginia course or agreement to complete during the next training cycle.
To Apply: Please apply on the Virtual Virginia website (https://virtualvirginia.org/japanese23).  Please note that the current listing will close on 7/14/2023

Level: Higher Education (College)
Name: Villanova University
Location: Villanova, PA
Job Type: Part-Time/9 Months
Job Summary: Villanova University invites applications for adjunct teaching position in Japanese language for undergraduate courses only. The specific courses involved are in Japanese language, especially drill instruction for beginner and intermediate levels. The applicant must be committed to excellence in the teaching of Japanese.
Teaching and related duties will vary with the specific course(s) being taught.
Minimum Qualifications: 
- Advanced degree in Japanese or a closely related discipline is required.
- Must have experience teaching Japanese at least up to Intermediate level.
- The applicant must be committed to excellence in teaching.
Preferred Qualifications:
Previous teaching experience preferred—at least, two years of post-secondary teaching in a related field.
To Apply: Please visit the job posting on Villanova University's website (Villanova University Employment Site | Adjunct - Japanese Language Instructor
Message to Applicants: The Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies is now accepting applications to fill a vacant position for an adjunct instructor of Japanese language. All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.villanova.edu and complete a faculty profile.
Online applications must include: 1. A current and complete resume/curriculum vitae. 2. A cover letter or letter of interest. The letter should include the following three pieces of information: a) the qualifications for teaching Japanese at college level; b) the time period during which the applicant expects to be available; c) the names and the contact information of three references. If the applicant wishes to submit any other supporting documents, they may submit them online in conjunction with the application.

Level: Primary
Name: Amestoy Elementary School (Los Angeles Unified School District)
Location: Gardena, CA
Job Type: Full-time
Job Summary: The Japanese Dual Language program at Amestoy Elementary School in Gardena, CA. is in need of an additional teacher. We are LAUSD school and are looking for a teacher to teach our Kindergarten/1st Grade combo  classroom (approx. 18 students.) The classroom is designed for teaching to be done in both Japanese and English ( 50/50.) Currently, our program has only one teacher, but next year's enrollment has increased and we need to hire another teacher. 

Would you please share this opportunity with your groups? A great benefit to working with LAUSD is that it is one of the highest paying school districts with benefits in Southern California.  The dual language program is comprised of students who have backgrounds in Japanese or whose parents desire for their child to learn Japanese. Our families are very involved and supportive of the program. It is one of our parents that shared your organization with me. 

We do need to hire someone soon. If anyone is interested, please have them contact me either email at shelley.williams@lausd.net or cell at 213-460-8915.


Level: Higher Education (College)
Name: University of Northern Colorado
Location: Greeley, CO
Job Type: Full-time, ranked, non-tenure-track faculty member position
Job Summary: This is a 9-month appointment with the possibility of renewal. Successful candidate will teach undergraduate Japanese language and culture courses beginning Fall 2023. Native or near native fluency in Japanese and English is required. Standard assignment averages 12 credit hours per semester teaching Japanese language and content-based courses, with service duties, which may include student advising and recruitment, serving on departmental and university-wide committees, or engaging in service activities in the community and the profession.
We seek a candidate who can teach a broad range of language and content-based courses, and whose teaching will creatively contribute to our Japanese program and to our interdisciplinary Asian Studies major. We are especially interested in candidate with training or specialization in one or more of the following areas: ability to teach Japanese culture and literature courses, Asian American literature or diaspora studies, translation studies, elementary and intermediate Mandarin Chinese language, or Asian Studies courses.
The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching, and departmental and university service, and be committed to the continued development of a dynamic undergraduate program and working with a team of faculty to develop and manage the Asian Studies and Japanese programs.
Minimum Qualifications: MA by August 15, 2023, in Japanese, Japanese Literature, Linguistics, or related field; native or near native fluency in Japanese and English.
Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of excellence in teaching Japanese language at a variety of levels, formats, and content including online and hybrid instruction, especially at the college level; experience and interest in program development; commitment to extra-curricular activities and recruitment.
To Apply: Screening of applications begins June 22, 2023. Please apply here: https://careers.unco.edu/postings/6305

Level: Higher Education (College)
Name: Brookdale Community College
Location: Lincroft, NJ
Job Summary: Teach courses in subject matter as assigned starting Fall Semester 2023.
Qualifications:  Master’s Degree or equivalent credentials from another country.  Fluency in the language to be taught. Teaching experience preferred.
To Apply: Please email the Languages/ESL Department Chair, Debbie DeBlasio, at ddeblasio@brookdalecc.edu.

Level: Higher Education (College)
Name: University of California, Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Job Type: Summer, Temporary
Job Summary: UCLA is looking for a teacher for their 2nd year Japanese Summer Session/Japanese 4, 5, 6 for the following dates:
J4: 6/26 - 7/14
J5: 7/17 - 8/4
J6: 8/7 - 8/25
However, for the right candidate, being availible only for the J5 and J6 dates will not be a problem.
To Apply: Please email Iwasaki-sensei at: iwasaki@humnet.ucla.edu

Level: High School
Name: Lindberg High School
Location: Renton, WA
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary: Lindbergh is the only school in the Renton School District that offers a Japanese program.  The program is very strong and popular every year.  Some students wait a year or two to enroll in Japanese classes. 
We offer Japanese 1st and 2nd year using Adventures in Japanese 1 books (including online books for students).  We also offer UW in HS, JPN103 & JPN201 in 3rd and 4th year.  This is a full-time position.
In addition to Japanese, we offer French and Spanish.  We work very close and support each other during our PLC.   French and Spanish programs offer Central Washington in HS program.
Qualifications: Teaching Certificate
To Apply: Please click HERE and on the left hand side, click Lindberg High School, then scroll down to High School - Japanese Teacher to apply.

Level: Higher Level Education (College)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Location: Worcester, MA
Job Type: Part-Time
Job Summary: 
Job responsibilities include teaching 4 seven-week beginning language courses, developing a coherent proficiency-based curriculum and working with the East Asia Hub to provide extracurricular activities to support and strengthen the new Japanese course offerings at WPI. The job is currently being posted for one year. WPI is a diverse campus of learners passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. WPI offers $24,000 for this position. In-person teaching is preferred, but also open for synchronous on-line teaching. 

The job responsibilities include:
Design four coherent language sequence courses that align with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines;
Teach 4 elementary course over four 7-week terms in 2023-2024 academic year;
Work with the East Asia Hub to provide extracurricular activities to support the Japanese course offerings
Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field;
Minimum one-year of experience in teaching college-level Japanese language courses at a North American institution;
Native or near-native ability in Japanese;
Fluent in spoken and written communication in English.   
To Apply: Please submit the following:
Cover letter that addresses relevant expertise and experience;
Current C.V. that includes the names and contact information for three references;
Evidence of teaching excellence (syllabus, teaching portfolio, course evaluation, etc.)
A video recording of language teaching.
Online Application can be found HERE.

Name: Southeast Japanese School
Location: Norwalk, CA
Job Summary: Southeast Japanese School is looking for an instructor who is interested in teaching Japanese for the fall semester starting August 19.
To Apply: Please send inquiries to: Kimie Matsumoto, Principal of Southeast Japanese School at kimimatsu@yahoo.com

Level: Higher Level Education (College)
Name: Seattle University
Location: Seattle, Washington
Job Type: Full-time
Job Summary: The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Seattle University invites applications for full time Assistant Teaching Professor term faculty position in Japanese beginning September 2023. Responsibilities of this position include teaching, program-building, and engaging in service to the program, school, and university. Classes to be taught in academic year 2023-2024 are first- and second-year Japanese language courses. We use the Genki textbook series for Japanese language courses. Instructors may also teach content courses related to Japanese culture.  
Requirements: Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent. Ideal candidates will have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and good command of English, demonstrated excellence and strong commitment to undergraduate teaching of all levels of Japanese as a Foreign Language as well as a variety of topics within language courses and culture seminars. Candidates with a Ph.D. are also encouraged to apply.  
To Apply:Applicants should submit materials online at https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/.  Please include a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, most recent student evaluations from two different classes and contact information for three references. Recommendation letters may be solicited upon submission of application. Applications review begins June 10, 2023. Once the application materials are reviewed, qualified persons will be contacted for an interview and to schedule a teaching demonstration in late May-early June.

Level: Secondary (Grades 10 - 12)
Name: Kelowna Secondary School
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Job Type:
Job Summary: Looking for a qualified replacement for current Japanese Language Teacher who is retiring soon.  School has a vibrant Japanese language community and biannual two week exchange programs with one of two sister schools in Japan, punctuated by class to class Zoom meetings, etc.
Requirements: Please contact Ms. Leanne Zorn ( Leanne.Zorn@sd23.bc.ca) or school Principal, Mr. Scott Parker (Scott.Parker@sd23.bc.ca), for more information.
To Apply: Please contact Ms. Leanne Zorn ( Leanne.Zorn@sd23.bc.ca) or school Principal, Mr. Scott Parker (Scott.Parker@sd23.bc.ca), for more information.

Level: Higher Level Education (College)
Name: Anderson Language and Technology Center at CU Boulder
Location: Zoom
Duration: 8 weeks (June 15th - August 4th)
Job Summary: Japanese summer course instructor (non-credit course), teaching twice a week synchronously for 1 hour and 15 minute classes via Zoom (20 hours of live instruction over 8 weeks)
Requirements: Details listed here
To Apply: Please submit the following to alteclanguageclasses@colorado.edu
               - CV with language proficiency, teaching experience, and other relevant pedagogy experience
               - Name, email, and phone number of two profession references; briefly describe relationship


Level: High School
Name: Proviso Math and Science Academy (PMSA)
Location: Forest Park, IL (suburb of Chicago)
Job Summary: We seek a fulltime Japanese language teacher. We are open to hiring candidates who need the H1B visa.
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or higher, Illinois teaching certification (either Educator License or Professional Educator License)
To apply: Please fill the application for the "Anticipated SY 23-24 World Language Teacher Pool" position here.
Questions or Assistance: Please contact Principal Stephen Ngo at 1(708) 556-5583 or at sngo@pths209.org


Level: Higher Education, Time-limited, Visiting Lecturer of Japanese Language and Culture

City: Gainesville, FL

Name: University of Florida, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Job Summary: The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, time-limited (with the possibility of a one-year renewal), non-tenure-accruing position at the rank Visiting Lecturer in Japanese Language and Culture to begin August 16, 2023. Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Requirements: M.A. or higher degree in Japanese language, linguistics, language acquisition, or related field;  Native or near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English;  Basic instructional technology skills, including navigating through course management systems such as Canvas.

To apply: For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at https://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/en-us/job/524988/visiting-lecturer-japanese




Level: Higher Education; Instructional Professor of Japanese
City: Chicago, IL
Name: University of Chicago (Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations)
Job Summary: The University of Chicago seeks an experienced teacher of Japanese language to join and help grow its existing program, with a start date of September 1st, 2023.
To Apply: 
For a detailed job description and application instructions, please visit the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at



Level: K-12
City: Monterey, CA
Name: Monterey High School (Monterey Peninsula Unified School District)
Job Summary: Monterey High School is urgently seeking a full-time Japanese teacher to start immediately.
To Apply: For a detailed job description and application instructions, please visit https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1688525


Level: 9-12 Grades; Long-term Substitute Teacher
City: Studio City / Los Angeles, CA
Name: Campbell Hall

Job Summary: The World Language Department at Campbell Hall is seeking a long-term substitute Japanese teacher, effective January 2023 to the end of the academic year.  The candidate will be asked to teach five high school Japanese classes ranging from level II to AP Japanese.  A preferred candidate will have teaching experience in American schools and experience working at an independent school.  The candidate will be given a lesson plan for the remainder of the school year but will also need to create specific lesson plans and be responsible for grading.

To Apply: Please email Landry Tagliere (World Language Department Chair) at tagliel@campbellhall.org for more information.


Level: Higher Education; Assistant Professor of Instruction (9-mo. position)

City: Tampa, FL

Name: University of South Florida

Job Summary: The Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida is seeking candidates for an appointment to a nine-month position of Assistant Professor of Instruction (Japanese), effective August 07, 2023.  The application deadline is Friday, November 11, 2022.

• Teach all levels (elementary to advanced levels) of undergraduate Japanese language courses

• Teach various content courses about Japan and East Asian countries and cultures

• Participate in and contribute to program administration, assessment, and curriculum revision activities in Japanese

To Apply: Full description of position details, minimum & preferred qualifications, application deadline, and how to apply can be found at https://www.usf.edu/work-at-usf/careers/ (click on Access Careers@USF, find job opening by Advanced Search - Job Opening ID Number: 32161)


Level: Higher Education (Part-Time)
City: Denton, TX
Name: University of North Texas
Job Summary: The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of North Texas seeks qualified individuals for its Adjunct Instructor pool and welcomes applicants at any time. The current posting is for the Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 semesters. The specific courses involved may vary from semester to semester and openings to teach these courses develop on a periodic basis, depending on department teaching needs. The anticipated need is for teaching beginning or intermediate Japanese courses. Adjunct Instructors teaching 3 sections or more are eligible to receive benefits.
Requirements: This position requires an M.A. with preferably a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours directly related to assigned course(s) in Japanese. Teaching experience preferred.
To Apply: Interested candidates may apply at https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/55465.

Level: Higher Education
City: Cambridge, MA
Name: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (https://www.mit.edu/)
Job Summary: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Global Languages unit, invites applications for one full-time position as a Lecturer in Japanese. This is a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2023, with the possibility of indefinite renewals based on favorable performance reviews. This position includes full benefits.
Requirements: ·    
-A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Japanese language, teaching Japanese as a foreign language, second language pedagogy, linguistics, or a related field;
-Superior level of language proficiency in Japanese and English, according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines;
-A minimum of three years of post-degree (M.A.) teaching experience in a North American institution of higher education;
-A record of demonstrated excellence in teaching;
-A minimum of three years demonstrated experience in curriculum design and development of new instructional materials (print, audio, video or digital); and
-A record of on-going professional engagement and development.
To Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV clearly showing requisite qualifications, a sample syllabus, a sample of materials development (not to exceed 25 pages), and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should be prepared to submit a 20-minute recorded teaching demonstration upon request in January 2023, if selected for an interview. All other materials should be submitted no later than November 1, 2022, via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21949 
Any questions should be directed to languages-search@mit.edu.




Level: Senior Instructional Professor (open rank)

City: Chicago, IL

Name: University of Chicago, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations (EALC)

Job Summary: This is a full-time, benefits- eligible position, with an initial appointment of at least three-years. Longer initial appointments may be possible depending on the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate.
The Senior Instructional Professor will serve as Director of the Japanese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at one of North America’s most respected research universities. They will provide curricular vision and direction for the Japanese language program, including supervision and review of Instructional Professors teaching in the program, and will be responsible for overseeing the pedagogical and administrative aspects of the Program. The selected candidate will also teach in the Japanese Language Program. While serving as Program Director, the course assignment will typically be reduced to four courses/sections per year.

-ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in Japanese or equivalent
-MA or PhD in Japanese Studies or a related discipline,
-Minimum of three years of teaching experience in Japanese language at the college or postsecondary level, at multiple levels
Start Date:The expected start date of the position is September 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.
To Apply: Candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at http://apply.interfolio.com/113934.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed. Applicants may be asked to submit additional materials following the initial review of applications.
Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.



  • Level: Elementary
    City: Brooklyn, NY
    Name: Public School 147 The Isaac Remsen School for Environmental Engineering 
    Job Summary: 
    Public School 147 The Isaac Remsen School for Environmental Engineering is the proud home of the first and only Japanese Dual Language Program within the New York City Department of Education. Located in the highly desirable area of East Williamsburg/Bushwick Brooklyn, NY, PS147 is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated Japanese teacher who share our values for equity and excellence in service to all students.

    Students receive daily Japanese Language home language arts and literacy instruction through the subjects of Science and Social Studies.
    Opportunities for creativity through multi-disciplinary, hands-on learning experiences that foster meaningful and real-world connections are welcomed.

    At PS147, Japanese Teachers work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure alignment of the cross-grade curricula, implementation of pedagogical best practices and ensuring engaging learning experiences for students.

    PS147 holds strong partnerships with the New York City Japanese community, including Consulate General of Japan in NY/LA and Japan Foundation NY/LA.

    Additionally, our community is supported by dedicated families, elected officials, community-based organizations, volunteers, and New York City Department of Education leaders who work collaboratively to support our program currently in its sixth year.
    Our school has had the distinct privilege of welcoming on two occasions Ms. Akie Abe, wife of Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan.

    Teaching Requirements:

    . Education Degree: Teacher license as an Elementary School Teacher or Teacher of Japanese as a Second Language
    . Bilingual Extension, preferred
    . Minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience
    . Native or near-native fluency in Japanese, as well as strong communication skills in English
    . Experience with inquiry-based, preferred
    . Experience with curriculum development, preferred
    . Opportunity to work as a Substitute Teacher is an option
    . Opportunity for full medical benefits, Teachers Retirement System pension package and membership with the United Federation of Teachers in NYC

    Details: To apply, please email your resume to Principal Sandra Noyola at SNoyola@schools.nyc.gov
    Mail to: SNoyola@schools.nyc.gov



Level: Middle School, High School
City: Culver City, CA
Name: Culver City Unified School District (https://www.ccusd.org/)
Job Summary: The Culver City Unified School District offers a Japanese Immersion Program (Dual Language) for English-speaking students of various backgrounds and Japanese-speaking students an opportunity to learn from and with each other in an integrated setting.   The goal of the program is to develop students’ mastery of academic content, proficiency in both English and Japanese, and bicultural understanding.  We are looking for teachers to continue this through the secondary education program. We are in need of one middle school teacher and one high school teacher at a 60% assignment.
Requirements: Possession of a valid California credential authorizing the teaching of Japanese at the secondary level. CLAD/English Language Learner certification or equivalent is required.
To Apply: http://www.edjoin.org/ccusd




  • Level: 9-12 Grades (World Language Teacher - REG Japanese, full-time)
  • City: Chicago, IL
  • Name: Amundsen High School
  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for instructional planning, including, but not limited to, providing written lesson plans and preparation in accordance with the objectives of the instructional program, establishing positive learning expectation standards for all pupils, and evaluating pupils' progress and maintaining current and accurate records of pupils' achievements; implements instructional methods, including, but not limited to, applying contemporary principles of learning theory and teaching methodology, drawing from the range of instructional materials available in the school, participating in the development and implementation of new teaching techniques, and providing bulletin board and interest areas reflective of pupils' current work; exhibits and applies knowledge of the curriculum content related to subject areas and instructional level; participates in programs to improve student attendance; promotes anti-vandalism programs in the schools; establishes and maintains reasonable rules of conduct within the classroom and on school grounds, including, but not limited to, playgrounds, corridors, and lunchrooms, consistent with the provisions of the Chicago Public Schools' Uniform Discipline Code; maintains accurate attendance records and seating charts; encourages student growth in self-discipline and positive self-concept; ensures fairness in teacher-pupil relationships and exhibits an understanding and respect for students; initiates appropriate conferences with parents, guardians, administrators, and/or ancillary personnel, in accordance with school procedures; communicates with parents or guardians and counsels pupils on the pupil's academic progress, attendance, and conduct; participates in in-service meetings and professional staff meetings and uses pertinent information and materials provided; may coordinate and attend class field trips; may work in extra-curricular and after-school activities; utilizes appropriate resources available in the community.

    Education and Experience. Successful completion of all student teaching requirements as well as all course work required to obtain the appropriate teaching certificate(s) issued by the Illinois State Board of Education.


    License Requirements

    Teachers must possess at least one of the following valid teaching license issued by the Illinois State Board of Education: Professional Educator License (PEL), Educator License with Stipulations (ELS) or a Substitute License.

    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skill. Knowledge of subject matter consistent with state certification requirements, knowledge of contemporary principles and practices of teaching, knowledge of classroom and behavior management techniques.

    Ability to modify instruction to meet student needs, ability to cooperate with the school faculty and administration in the development and implementation of an articulated program of instruction, ability to work effectively with pupils, parents and guardians, staff members, and community representatives in providing an appropriate educational program; ability to understand the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional patterns of pupils.

    Skill in the application of contemporary principles and practices of teaching, good oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, skill in exercising sound and professional judgment.

    Physical Requirements
    Light Work – exerting up to twenty (20) pounds of force occasionally, or up to ten (10) pounds of force frequently, or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands include the ability to stoop occasionally, reach frequently, handle and finger objects occasionally, talk and hear constantly, frequent use of near visual acuity, and occasional use offer visual acuity.

  • PRIMARY LOCATION: North/Northwest Side-5110 North Damen Avenue (Roald Amundsen HS)

    TO APPLY ONLINE, please visit the Chicago Public Schools website: https://cpsk12il.taleo.net/careersection/3/jobdetail.ftl?job=P083744&lang=en



  • Level: College (Japanese 1 and/or Japanese 2)
  • City: Walnut, CA
  • Name: Mount San Antonio College (https://www.mtsac.edu/)
  • Job Summary: Mt SAC is looking for an instructor who can teach one or two sections of Japanese 1 (Elementary Japanese) and/or Japanese 2 (Continuing Elementary Japanese) in Fall 2022 (in-person on campus only).  We also accept applications for an instructor pool for future assignments.
  • Requirements: 
    A. The minimum of one of the following awarded/conferred from a regionally accredited institution:
    1. Master’s Degree in the language being taught; OR
    2. Bachelor’s Degree in the language being taught AND Master’s in another language or linguistics; OR
    3. California Community College credential, “Valid for Life” (no longer issued), authorizing service as an instructor in the appropriate discipline; refer to Ed Code § 87355 (If meeting qualifications with this credential, a copy of the valid lifetime credential must be submitted with the application.); OR
    4. The equivalent (please attach an Equivalency Determination Supplemental Form) AND

    B. Commitment to the community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests; personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment; awareness and commitment to the special needs of non-traditional students.
    If a candidate holds a BA & MA from a Japanese university, we can look at an equivalency option.




  • Level: Kinder through Teen (Ages 4-18)
  • City: San Fernando, CA
  • Name: San Fernando Valley Japanese Language Institute (http://www.sfvjli.com/)
  • Job Summary: San Fernando Valley Japanese Language Institute is recruiting part-time teachers to teach Japanese language and culture on Saturdays for 4 hours. Student ages vary from 4 years old to high school age. In addition to Japanese class, there are cultural events throughout the year such as mochi-tsuki (rice cake making) in January, Mame Maki (bean sowing) in February, Hina Matsuri (Girls Day) in March, etc. Next to the school building, there is a Japanese community center, a gymnasium, a judo room, and there are plenty of fun events, SFV Athletics and other clubs and organizations. The goal of the job is to deepen students’ understanding of Japan through Japanese culture and language.
  • Start Date: 8/20/22
  • To apply: Interested candidates should contact sfvjli@hotmail.com and/or



  • Level: Public High School
  • City: Encinitas, CA (San Diego County)
  • Name: San Dieguito Academy (https://sd.sduhsd.net/)
  • Job Summary: San Dieguito Union High School District is seeking a Japanese teacher to teach at San Dieguito Academy (SDA) due to the increasing enrollment.  This is a full-time position; however, part-time is also negotiable.  SDA is a well-balanced school with academic success and strong sense of community among students.  It has been offering a very successful Japanese program for 25 years along with a variety of extracurricular activities including Japanese National Honor Society and authentic cultural exchange experiences with students in Japan.   
  • Application: Please apply online at www.edjoin.org  by 5/22/2022.
  • Contact: Please email Rie Tsuboi (rie.tsuboi@sduhsd.net) for questions.


  • Level:University
  • City: Scranton, PA
  • Name: University of Scranton
  • Job Summary: 
    Part Time/Adjunct Faculty to teach beginner and Intermediate Japanese language.
  • Requirements:
    We invite applications from Japanese language specialists with a commitment toundergraduate education.The successful candidate will have a strong interest andexperience in teaching language in a proficiency-oriented and inclusive program.Teaching responsibilities will be at the beginning and intermediate levels inJapanese. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with students with varied academic interests.
    Masters degree or above, and 1-2 years teaching experience is preferred.
  • Contact: elizabeth.garcia2@scranton.edu


  • Level:College
  • City: Lincroft, NJ
  • Name: Brookdale Community College
  • Job Summary: 
    Brookdale Community College is looking for a Japanese instructor to teach 1-2 day classes starting in fall of 2022.
    $825 per credit (classes are 3 or 4 credits).
  • Requirements:
    A Master's degree (not necessarily in Japanese) and teaching experience required.
  • Contact: Deborah DeBlasio (ddeblasio@brookdalecc.edu)


  • Level: University
  • City: Los Angeles, CA
  • Name: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Job Summary: 
    The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a part-time lecturer position in Japanese language starting Fall 2022. Percentage and duration of employment will vary according to number of courses assigned.
  • Requirements:
    Qualified candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English. Candidates should have an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in applied linguistics, Japanese language/linguistics, education, language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related areas. Three years or more of experience in teaching all levels of Japanese language courses at the college level is desirable. Experience in instructional technologies and development of online (hybrid) materials is highly desirable.
  • Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07447
  • Help contact: khsu@humnet.ucla.edu


  • Level: High School
  • City: Los Angeles, CA
  • Name: Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Job Summary: 
    Ramon C. Cortines High School is actively seeking a full-time Japanese Level 1 teacher
  • Requirements:
    CA Teaching Credential or part of a district intern program which allows people in a teacher education program to actually be hired.
  • Website:https://www.cortinesgrandarts.org/
  • Contact: Ineterested candidates must contact Principal Lori Gambero (lori.gambero@lausd.net) and Japanese Teacher Ai Ikuma (asi4558@lausd.net).


  • Level: High School
  • City: Arcadia, CA
  • Name: Arcadia High School
  • Job Summary: 
    Arcadia High School is actively seeking a dynamic and optimistic Japanese teacher to start as early as 8/16/22 who can inspire and motivate struggling students while challenging high performing students. Collaborative team player who maintains a growth mindset and centers student wellness. Experience designing and implementing curriculum that is engaging for students and meets the diverse needs of students. Willing to teach a variety of courses within your certification to meet the needs of the school. Excited to be an active and involved member of our supportive and inclusive school community.
  • Requirements:
    -Valid Single Subject credential authorizing instruction in Japanese with
    English Learner Authorization
  • Website: www.ausd.net
  • Contact: A certificated application must be submitted online through Edjoin by May 12. 2022.
    Please apply online at www.edjoin.org and be sure to attach all requested documents as the required materials determine eligibility for an interview.



  • Level: Dual Language Immersion, Middle School
  • City: Glendale, CA
  • Name: Glendale Unified School District
  • Job Summary: 
    This position requires strong oral and written proficiency in Japanese. Students receive instruction in both Japanese and English through the Foreign Language Academies of Glendale or FLAG (our Dual Language Immersion Program) in elementary school prior to coming to the middle school, where this position will be located. It is possible that this position could be part time at 60% of a contract or three periods of instruction.
  • Duties:
    -Teaches classes in middle schools in the target language in accordance with the requirements of approved courses of study, and at a rate level in accordance with student progress expectations.
    -Develops lesson plans that engage students in cognitively challenging work aligned to standards.
    -Utilizes data about individual student progress, strengths and needs in planning.
    -Identifies, selects, and modifies instructional resources to meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
    -Evaluates student learning to determine progress, keeps appropriaterecords, and prepares progress reports.
    -Provides differentiated instruction in order to modify and accommodate for English Learners and students with special needs.
    -Actively plans with department team/s and collaborates effectively with all educational partners.
    -Creates a safe and supportive learning environment where students are encouraged to participate and share ideas.
    -Models respectful and polite interactions with all students.
    -Demonstrates use of a fair, firm and consistent classroom management system.
    -Provides clear behavior expectations for students and monitors student behavior throughout the school campus.
    -Participates in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings to develop IEPs for eligible students.
    -Assumes responsibility for meeting student performance goals and working with colleagues to meet defined achievement goals.
    -Provides ongoing communication with parents/guardians to create a partnership around student learning by providing information about the instructional program and the progress of their child/children
    -Maintains professional competence through staff development activities provided by the District and self-selected professional growth activities.
    -Takes necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, and materials.
    -Reflects on practice and student progress to inform future instructional strategies.
    -During periods of critical personnel shortage or other emergency situations, shall temporarily perform any duties, as directed, within the authorization of credential/s held.
  • Requirements:
    -An earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    -A valid California credential authorizing teaching service in the subject area/s and at the level of this job description.
    -Bilingual, Cross-Cultural, Language and Academic Development Authorization in the target language.
  • Website: https://www.gusd.net/
  • Contact: Interested candidates may apply online at https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1571439



  • Level: High School, Middle School
  • City: CA (virtual)
  • Name: iLEAD Online
  • Job Summary: 
    iLEAD Online is actively seeking a part time Japanese instructor for both high school and middle school Japanese courses. We are a fully accredited online school and all our courses are completely virtual and asynchronous.
  • Requirements:
    Course instructors are required to offer a minimum of 1 hour of virtual live instruction per week (they may choose the day/time that works best for their schedule)
    -Possess either a CA single-subject teaching credential in Japanese, or at least currently be in a program and actively working toward obtaining that credential. 
  • Website: ileadonline.org
  • Contact: Interested candidates may contact Ms. Kate Wolfe for more details.


  • Level: Adult learners
  • City: San Francisco, CA
  • Name: MultiLingual Solutions, Inc.
  • Job Summary: 

    MLS is a woman-owned, independent language school based in the Washington, DC metro area delivering high-quality training in foreign languages. MLS' objective is to offer student-centered language programs that develop authentic target language use, focus on individual goals, and enable students to be successful in their jobs and the world.
    MLS has a requirement for an experienced Japanese language instructor to teach in an informal environment, for 6-8 hours a day, between April 9-23, 2022, in San Francisco.

  • Requirements:
    -A minimum of 3 years of experience instructing adult government learners
    -Well-versed in the ILR scale
    -Native proficiency in the target language (Japanese)
    -A minimum of a bachelor’s degree

  • Website: www.MLSolutions.com

  • Interested candidates may contact Ms. Lama Hijazi (lhijazi@MLSolutions.com) for more details.


  • Level: High School
  • City: Providence, RI
  • Name: Classical High School
  • Job Summary: Full-time permanent teaching position beginning at the start of the 22/23 school year.
  • Requirements:
    -Fully certified as described above in "RIDE requirements" or willing to become fully certified including on an emergency basis if necessary (fully-certified strongly preferred)
    -Understanding of and willingness to work within the framework of an Aligned Instruction System as described in Providence School Board policy NSBA/NEPN: IF (available under "Policies and Regs" at http://www1.providenceschools.org/pesb/
    -You must complete the new hire compliance training prior to your first day of employment
    -The selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check.
  • Details:  View details here


  • Level: High School
  • City: Washington DC
  • Name: Globalize DC
  • Job Summary: Globalize DC is currently seeking a dynamic, creative, and committed Japanese language teacher, who will serve as the language teacher for the 2022-23 school year Japanese Plus program. This is a parttime position. The teacher will be hired as a consultant to Globalize DC (no benefits, no withholding). Payment will cover up to 150 hours per year of classroom instruction plus additional hours for planning curriculum development, administration, and other activities. The Japanese teacher will work closely with Globalize DC’s Executive Director and any program advisors to adapt, implement, and evaluate this innovative model for language delivery for DC public school students. Language assistants and volunteers will also be recruited to support the Japanese teacher, both in the classroom and in other enrichment activities. Review their website for more information about the program.  
  • Details:  Download the job announcement here.


  • Level: University
  • City: Overland Park, KS
  • Name: Johnson County Community College
  • Job Summary: Johnson County Community College is looking to fill a full-time faculty position in Foreign Languages to teach Japanese language courses. JCCC is located in Overland Park, KS, the second largest city in the state of Kansas and part of the greater Kansas City Metro. The Kansas City Metro is known for its museums, restaurants, and music and art scenes. JCCC is similarly dedicated to creating and maintaining a rich cultural community, with an award-winning contemporary art museum and center for the performing arts located on campus.
    JCCC is looking for a diverse pool of applicants for a full-time faculty position in the Foreign Language Department to teach Elementary, Intermediate and Conversational Japanese courses. The Foreign Language Department offers courses in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish and is part of the Communications Division. Many of our students are non-traditional, military veterans, immigrants, international and first-generation college students. JCCC has a diverse student population and is dedicated to increasing its diversity.
    The successful applicant for this job will teach the equivalent of 15 credit hours per semester in Japanese. This person will perform other duties expected of full-time faculty, including maintaining scheduled office hours; developing and revising curriculum; developing and implementing course and program assessment of student learning outcomes; participating in department, division and college meetings; serving on committees; participating in any Japanese related initiatives at JCCC; collaborating with and observing adjunct faculty teaching Japanese and other languages; collaborating and working successfully with other full-time faculty in the Foreign Language department; and other duties as assigned. Teaching assignments could be any combination of face-to-face day or evening courses, hybrid or online and are subject to change as needed.

    Work hours Monday-Friday 8-5 and evening hours as needed to teach night classes and other departmental duties.
    Additional responsibilities:
    • Provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for Japanese language students.
    • Participate in the planning and administration of all departmental initiatives.
    • Participate in on-campus events promoting languages.
  • Requirements
    M.A. in Japanese or an M.A. in a related discipline with at least 18 hours of graduate work in Japanese as required by JCCC HLC (Higher Learning Commission) criteria.
    -Teaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or high school teaching experience.
    -Ability to teach Elementary and Intermediate level Japanese language courses.
    -Demonstrated excellent communication and collaboration skills provided by supervisor and colleagues’ letters of reference.
    -Demonstrated 2 years past teaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or high school teaching experience.
    -Demonstrated ability to teach Elementary and Intermediate level Japanese language courses.

  • Apply here: https://careers.jccc.edu/mob/en-us/job/494550/assistant-professor-japanese-department-of-foreign-languages
    If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email Hr@jccc.edu.


  • Level: University
  • City: Akron, OH
  • Name: University of Akron
  • Job Summary: 
  • The University of Akron in Ohio is seeking a substitute Japanese instructor for Spring 2022 semester. This would consist of teaching one section of Intermediate Japanese II. This course is on Tuesday/Thursdays from 10:45 am -12:00 pm EDT and it covers the Genki II textbook Lesson 15-18. The format of the class would be changed from In-person to 100% synchronous online to accommodate the short notice, the long-distance, and possible time zone differences of the instructor taking over.
  • RequirementsDoctoral and graduate students are welcome to apply. Spring semester classes begin January 10, 2022. 

  • Details: Please contact Theresa Procopio at tmp77@uakron.edu with a copy of your current CV.


  • Level: University
  • City: Philadelphia, PA
  • Name: Swarthmore College
  • Job Summary: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 academic years. The position will start in August 2022 and carries a 2/2 teaching load. Responsibilities include a combination of Japanese language teaching, courses in Japanese literature and culture taught in English, and assistance with administration of the Japanese Section. Candidates with expertise in modern Japanese literature as well as Japanese film and media are especially encouraged to apply.
    Requirements: College-level Japanese-language teaching experience and fluency in both English and Japanese is expected. The ideal candidate will have Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment; candidates at advanced ABD status may also be considered. 
  • Details: Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of reference, and a statement of teaching philosophy detailing language teaching experience. Apply via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/96151
    Candidates are also requested to submit a video demonstrating language teaching; a link to an online video can be specified in the cover letter. So that it can be included in the dossier in a timely manner, we request that candidates arrange to record the teaching video during the fall semester if they do not already have one on file. 


  • Level: University
  • City: Columbus, GA
  • Name: Columbus State University
  • Job Summary: The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Columbus State University is seeking qualified applicants to teach two Japanese language and culture classes per semester at the Elementary and Intermediate levels. The instructor must be willing to comply with department teaching requirements; recruit to their language program; and participate in professional development activities. (Note: This position can be for remote instruction during the spring 2022 semester.) 
    Requirements: The successful candidate should have an earned Master’s degree and at least 18 graduate credit hours in the Japanese language and/or literature; and must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese. The selected candidate must have the ability to operate the Online Learning Management System.  Applications for part-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. 
  • Details: Interested candidates can search for the position here by typing Japanese in the search bar: https://hr.columbusstate.edu/employment-opportunities.php 


  • Level: Elementary
  • City: Herndon, Virginia
  • Name: Fox Mill Elementary School of Fairfax County Public Schools (https://foxmilles.fcps.edu/)
  • Job Summary: Well-established Japanese Immersion school is seeking a Japanese/English bilingual teacher.  Candidates should be able to speak, read, and write in Japanese at a native-like level. This is a full-time classroom teacher position beginning August 2022. The Immersion teacher is responsible for teaching Math, Science, and Health in Japanese. Japanese language and culture objectives are integrated into the content areas. The experienced Japanese immersion team will provide ample support and warm care.
  • Requirements:
    • K-6 Elementary Education Licensure or
    • K-12 Foreign Language licensure with endorsement with K-6 Elementary Education Licensure (K-6 Elementary endorsement can be obtained with passing scores of Elementary Praxis subject tests)
      There have been some cases where teacher candidates were hired with provisional licenses and asked to earn full licensure within three years. Please see
      Virginia Department of Education website for more details for licensure requirements
    • Good communication skills in Japanese and English
    • Passion for teaching young students
  • Contact: Principal, Mr. Brian Moose (BKMoose@fcps.edu)
  • Video Message from the Immersion Team: https://youtu.be/K2OjWia0IEQ
  • Questions: Contact Noriko Otsuka: NLVANKEUREN@fcps.edu
  • Licensure Information: A Guide to Becoming a Japanese Teacher in DC, MD, VA (https://tinyurl.com/2yahdrss)


  • Level: University
  • City: Los Angeles, CA
  • Name: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Job Summary: The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for one or more full-time or part-time lecturer position(s) in Japanese language starting Fall 2022. Percentage and duration of employment will vary according to number of courses taught.
    Positions may be part-time, limited duration appointments not to exceed one year without a further competitive search. Screening of applications will take
    place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.
    Requirements:Qualified candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English. Candidates should have an M.A. or Ph.D. degree in applied linguistics, Japanese language/linguistics, education, language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related areas.
  • Details: Interested candidates can check out the following PDF for more information: Position Opening  


  • Level: University
  • City: Walnut, CA
  • Name: Mt San Antonio College 
  • Job Summary: Mt SAC is looking for an instructor who can teach one section of Japanese 1 (Elementary Japanese) in Spring 2022 (M/W from 2:15-4:20pm in-person on campus, no virtual option available).  We also accept applications for an instructor pool for future assignments.
  • Requirements:    

    A. The minimum of one of the following awarded/conferred from a regionally accredited institution: 1. Master’s Degree in the language being taught; OR 2. Bachelor’s Degree in the language being taught AND Master’s in another language or linguistics; OR 3. California Community College credential, “Valid for Life” (no longer issued), authorizing service as an instructor in the appropriate discipline; refer to Ed Code § 87355 (If meeting qualifications with this credential, a copy of the valid lifetime credential must be submitted with the application.); OR 4. The equivalent (please attach an Equivalency Determination Supplemental Form) AND B. Commitment to the community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests; personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment; awareness and commitment to the special needs of non-traditional students. 
    If a candidate holds a BA & MA from a Japanese university, we can look at the equivalency option. 
    Details: If you are interested, please contact the Dept. Co-Char, Solene Alghannam (salghannam@mtsac.edu) with your resume.  

  • Level: University
  • City: Kingston, RI
  • Name: University of Rhode Island
  • Job Summary: The department invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Japanese with specialization in Japanese language teaching to begin Fall 2022. The successful candidate will provide critical support in teaching, research and service to the university’s growing Japanese language program which falls within the Global Languages and Area Studies (GLAS) major as well as program development for the Japanese language track of the various URI dual degree programs, including the International Engineering Program, International Business Program, International Computer Science Program and the International Studies and Diplomacy Program.
  • Requirements:    
    - Teach Japanese courses across the undergraduate curriculum with special emphasis on Japanese language and culture.
    -  Contribute to the department’s proficiency, intercultural communicative competence and languages for the professions initiatives.
    - Establish and maintain a solid research program.
    - Contribute through service and collaboration to the missions of the Japanese program, the Japanese International Engineering program, the Japanese International Studies & Diplomacy program, our other signature programs, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University.
    -  Contribute through service to honing and maintaining URI’s Japanese student mobility programs and the advising of students planning to study abroad in Japan.
    -  Contribute to the development and expansion of the curriculum for interdisciplinary models of Japanese language teaching.
  • Details: For more information, please view PDF and please visit the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu to apply for job posting (F00277).


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