Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Japanese in World Languages and Cultures in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Department 00091 - World Languages and Cultures

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2024


The Department of World Languages & Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, renewable Assistant Professor (Lecturer) position in Japanese beginning July 1, 2024. The teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Japanese language courses at all levels, potentially including content courses in their area of expertise, as well as to participate actively in curricular and program affairs. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in hand by the start date in Japanese pedagogy, linguistics, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in teaching Japanese as a foreign language at the college level in North America and native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English are required. Adaptability with instructional technologies, experience implementing up-to-date foreign language teaching methodologies, and involvement in the professional field are highly desirable. Research activities are not a requirement of the position, but the Department and the University offer support for faculty research at the Assistant Professor (Lecturer) rank.

Complete applications include 1) a letter of application outlining the candidate’s qualifications for the position (submit via “Cover Letter”); 2) a curriculum vitae (submit via “Curriculum Vitae”); 3) a one-page teaching statement (submit via “Teaching Statement”); and 4) a sample lesson plan that includes a link to a 10- to 15-minute video demonstration of part of the plan (submit via “Writing Sample 1”). Three letters of recommendation will also be solicited. For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by February 2, 2024. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Mujeeb Khan (

A scholarly community stimulates innovation and educational excellence. The College of Humanities and the Department of World Languages & Cultures work to maintain a respectful and supportive environment where everyone can flourish. We are actively working to increase and to promote belonging and community for all. We value constructive input and welcome feedback from our community.

Located in metropolitan Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the state’s flagship R1 research institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. The university emphasizes exceptional scholarship, quality teaching, and professional service. It serves over 34,000 students from across the U.S. and the world, with over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, such as law and medicine. The university’s language programs benefit from and serve the state’s extensive K–12 Dual Language Immersion program.

Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the University of Utah encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation, and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty, and business leaders. Salt Lake City is a vibrant, major metropolitan area with a diverse, multicultural population and numerous cultural and outdoor activities.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 12/08/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01154CF

Type Faculty