Senior Lecturer in Japanese Language

Applications are invited for an experienced Japanese language instructor beginning September 2013.

Applications are invited for an experienced Japanese language instructor beginning September 2013. The position will be filled at the level of Senior Lecturer. The initial term of appointment will be three years, with the possibility of renewal. Minimum requirements include the M.A. or M.S. in foreign language pedagogy, linguistics, or a related field; candidates with the PhD are also welcome to apply. The candidate should have native or near-native proficiency in Japanese, demonstrated teaching and leadership experience, and the ability to instruct a diverse student population in all levels of Japanese.  It is desirable that the candidate have experience teaching in a liberal arts college and a track record as the independent manager of a successful Japanese language program.

To apply send letter of intent, statement on teaching experience and educational philosophy, curriculum vitae or resume, DVD of classroom teaching, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Ms. Corrinne Fahl, Japanese Language Search Coordinator, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford PA 19041. Where practical, materials may be submitted electronically to: .

Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, we encourage applicants to submit all materials by this date. Virtual and on-campus interviews will be conducted in the Fall; candidates may also be interviewed at the annual ACTFL meeting in Philadelphia.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate in employment, admission decisions, financial aid policies, or educational opportunities on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender identity or its expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, veteran status, age, or disability status.  Haverford has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion, social justice, peacemaking, and conflict resolution.  Learning in a diverse community defined by mutual trust (reaffirmed annually in student-written, student-governed honor code) is at the core of the College’s mission.  Haverford embraces its responsibility to reflect in its curriculum, classrooms, and communal composition genuine sensitivity to racial, ethnic, sexual, cultural, socioeconomic, and other forms of diversity.  Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the College's educational mission.


Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action

In keeping with Haverford College's long-standing policy of non-discrimination, the Board of Managers of Haverford College has established a program of affirmative action. The goal of this program is to attract and retain staff of high quality and diverse backgrounds and to do so without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. In accordance with the Affirmative Action Policy, the College recruits persons in these protected categories as candidates for Haverford positions that become available. The results of the hiring process are reviewed regularly by the Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) to make certain these goals are being met.

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