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Japanese Lead Instructor of Center for Language Studies

The Center for Language Studies invites applications for the position of Senior Instructor in Japanese.

Period of appointment: June 11 – July 31, 2020.

Beloit College’s Center for Language Studies has 37 years of experience providing excellent intensive critical language instruction in during the summer. Courses in 2020 will include Chinese, Japanese and Russian. Students live their language from dawn until dusk and are surrounded by a supportive network of instructors, peers and program staff, making for a transformative summer of learning and growth.

Qualifications: A master’s degree or higher, preferably in Japanese language pedagogy, applied linguistics, or a related field in education or Japanese studies. Native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in teaching all levels of Japanese at college-level in the United States.

Responsibilities: CLS courses cover one year’s worth of course material in seven weeks. Lead instructors teach Japanese in levels one, two or three. Other responsibilities include student tutoring and office hours outside of class, lunch and dinner conversation tables, and leading and joining in on student excursions.

Housing and meals: Beloit College will provide housing and a meal plan on campus.

Salary is competitive.

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.

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Center for Language Studies

Tenure Track Position


How to Apply

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three referees to  A sample teaching video is desirable, but not required. 

Contact: Josh Moore, director, Center for Immersive and Experiential Learning Opportunities (CIELO)

Application Deadline: To assure full considerations, please submit all materials by February 14, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

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