Posted on: 
November 28, 2023

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Japanese. A Ph.D. (in hand by August 2024) in Japanese Language, Linguistics, or a related field is required. Candidates are expected to have native or near-native proficiency in both Japanese and English.
Responsibilities include (1) teaching undergraduate Japanese language courses, (2) teaching Japanese linguistics courses in English, (3) teaching other linguistics courses related to the candidate’s area(s) of expertise, (4) conducting scholarship in language and linguistics, (5) providing service to the department.

The ideal candidate will have successful experience teaching undergraduate Japanese language courses. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research program and show promise for substantial contributions to their field. We are interested in candidates who demonstrate commitment to collaborate with the Japanese faculty to grow its curriculum. Candidates with the potential to grow the Language Science curriculum and those with research experience using experimental and/or quantitative methods are especially encouraged to apply.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Public contact information: 

Public Contact Information

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 8449BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, and cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

•A brief teaching philosophy

•A research statement including information about previous scholarly work and the future research plan.

•Materials to demonstrate teaching effectiveness

•The names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references

•Contribution to Diversity Statement


You can contact the chair of the search committee, Zhong Chen, Ph.D., with questions on the position at: [email protected].


Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2024, and will continue until an acceptable candidate is found.


Position Type: 
Assistant Professor.
Linguistic Specialization: 
Applied Linguistics.
Languages: 
Japanese.