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University of Utah Instructor (Lecturer) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Instructor (Lecturer)

Department 00091 - World Languages and Cultures

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2019


The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for two renewable Instructor (Lecturer) positions in Japanese beginning July 1, 2019. The successful candidates will be able to teach courses in Japanese language and/or culture, depending on program needs. Candidates with expertise in literature, visual culture, gender studies, pedagogy, or religious studies are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated teaching excellence and native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English are required. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. in Japanese or equivalent terminal degree is preferred. Complete applications include a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Questions may be addressed to Margaret Toscano at Review of application materials will begin by April 5, 2019.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 03/22/2019

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00388CF

Type Faculty

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