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Assistant Professor, Japanese

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Posting Details


Position Title Assistant Professor, Japanese
Posting Number F00149
Posting date 09/08/2017
Closing date
Job Type Full Time Tenure Track
Internal Job Category Tenure Track
Position Purpose

To support the instructional needs in the Department of Foreign Languages/Japanese and the Asian Studies Program including Japanese Language courses as well as cultural studies. Faculty will also support BELL Core by teaching Humanities courses and First Year Seminar.

Job Functions

Job Function

Teach 24 credit hours per year.

Job Function

Advise and mentor students minoring in Japanese as well as students interested in Asian Studies and Study Abroad in academics, research and other class-related projects. Meet with new students interested in studying Japanese and conduct placement of students in the appropriate level of Japanese studies for those with previous knowledge.

Job Function

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

Job Function

Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.

Job Function

Participate in departmental work as appropriate and assessment of the Japanese language program. Also, engage in departmental and interdepartmental collaboration to benefit the program, college, university and students.

Job Function

Engage in service to the university and profession. Involvement in church and community endeavors. Engage in recruiting activities in support of the College and University.

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.

Knowledge of the Japanese Language and Culture is required.

Knowledge of the principles, methods and current developments in the area of Japanese language, Asian Studies, and Humanities teaching pedagogy and instructional strategies.
Knowledge of East Asian/Japanese studies.

Ability to work with Asian Studies curricular/co-curricular programs and to recruit and mentor Japanese minors.

Ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students in Japanese language, Asian Studies, and Study Abroad.

Skilled in the use of computers and Internet resources.

Ability to learn relevant sections of Belmont University’s online integrated database systems for student records management.

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.

Ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.

Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.

Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


Prior experience and effectiveness in teaching the Japanese Language.

Teaching experience in the general areas of language teaching pedagogy preferred.


Ph.D. in field related to Japanese Language & Culture completed by time of employment.

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

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community 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.

Belmont’s vision is 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.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

Attach an electronic version of your CV, cover letter, response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Value, and teaching philosophy in order to complete the online application process. Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

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