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Japanese Language and Asian Studies Lecturer

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Posting Details


Position Title Japanese Language and Asian Studies Lecturer
Posting Number F00071
Posting date 04/04/2017
Closing date
Job Type Lecturer
Internal Job Category Non-Tenure Track
Position Purpose

Teach classes in Belmont’s Japanese language minor, assist in recruitment for the Japanese minor, and provide instruction in Belmont’s BELL Core General Education, Asian Studies, and Humanities programs.

Job Functions

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Write syllabi, plan curriculum, and teach 12 credit hours per year.

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Complete logistical work required for scheduling, textbook ordering, and grading.

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Advise and mentor students studying Japanese language and culture at all levels through the Minor.

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Participate in departmental work as appropriate. For example, engage in assessment of Japanese at the program level and conduct proficiency evaluations and placement at the individual student level.

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Promote the study of Japanese and Asian Studies across campus, for example, by organizing related extra-curricular activities and convocation events that are open to the campus.

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Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the Departments of Foreign Languages and Asian Studies.

Job Function

The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Documented record of effective teaching of Japanese language to American students.

Ability to work with Asian Studies curricular/co-curricular programs and to prepare potential Japanese minors.

Knowledge of foreign language instructional strategies and techniques.

Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.

Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.

Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.

Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.

Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.


Experience teaching Japanese language to American students. Experience and/or teaching in general areas of language teaching pedagogy will be a plus.


A minimum of eighteen hours of graduate study in Japanese language and culture is required.

Near native or native proficiency in the Japanese language preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Sedentary work. Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

While completing the application, applicants will be asked to respond to Belmont’s mission, vision, and values statements articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to function in a Christian community of learning and service providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy. An electronic version of a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae must be attached in order to complete the online application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Internal Notification
    • Advertisement
    • Belmont Employee
    • Belmont Website
    • Professional Association
    • Conference
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents