Required qualifications include: a PhD in Japanese, Japanese Studies or related field at time of appointment; native or near native proficiency in Japanese and English; experience in teaching at the university level; evidence of scholarly productivity as demonstrated by a focused research agenda that clearly articulates research and publication plans; and a stated commitment to promoting diversity and working with underrepresented groups. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.
Job duties include teaching two courses in Japanese language and translation per semester during the probationary period (translating is done in both directions: Japanese and English); advising undergraduate and graduate students; helping the Department grow its program in Japanese translation; and maintaining a successful research and publication record.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness to teach both graduate and undergraduate classes, to participate in program building and/or teaching in a translation program, and to contribute to the department's programming in community outreach and study abroad; a potential to secure appropriate external funding; and the potential to make dynamic, innovative contributions to the intellectual mission of Japanese Studies.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.