Japanese Part-Time Faculty Pool

California State University-Fullerton



California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with approximately 2,151 full- and part-time faculty and a diverse student body of approximately over 38,948 enrolled in Fall 2015. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 55 at the baccalaureate level and 54 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $22.7 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2014-15. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 5th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Japanese Part-Time Faculty Pool

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at CSU Fullerton invites applications for its Part-Time Faculty pool in Japanese to teach undergraduate courses in Japanese language, culture, literature, linguistics and/or film (beginners to BA level).

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers diverse programs of language, cultural studies, linguistics, literature, and teacher education aimed at meeting the varying needs of today's students.  Its Japanese Program teaches an array of interdisciplinary Japanese courses, from elementary language classes to advanced seminars, and delivers the following academic degrees and programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese;
  • Minor in Japanese;
  • Intermediate Japanese Language and Culture Certificates as well as General Education courses

First and second year courses are five units per semester, all other courses are three units per semester, offered in a face-to-face mode. Further information regarding the Japanese program’s curriculum and its faculty may be obtained from the departmental website at http://hss.fullerton.edu/mll/academics/japanese/.

Areas of SpecializationWe are seeking highly motivated, well-organized individuals to teach in at least two of the following subject areas:

  • Japanese Language, Introductory to Advanced
  • Japanese Culture, Intermediate to Advanced
  • Japanese Literature, Intermediate to Advanced
  • Japanese Linguistics, Intermediate to Advanced

QualificationsCandidates must hold a Ph.D. or ABD in Japanese Studies or related field, and possess native-like fluency in Japanese.  Preference will be given to candidates who have prior teaching experience at the college or university level and can furnish evidence of strong teaching. An ability to work effectively with a broad mix of student ages and students from culturally diverse backgrounds is also highly desirable.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Academic CalendarThe fall term begins in late August and ends in mid-December; the spring term runs from the end of January through the end of May.

Appointment and SalaryAll part-time faculty appointments are made as Lecturers, under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the CSU system and the California Faculty Association. Initial appointments are for one semester only. Salaries vary depending upon qualifications. For a description of potential university benefits go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_BenEligibility.pdf 

Personnel ReviewsRegular performance evaluations of part-time lecturers are made by the department according to the terms of the approved Department Personnel Standards and the University Policy Statement (UPS 210.070). Positive reviews are based upon written teaching philosophy, student ratings of instruction, course materials, and in-class observations made by a full-time faculty member. In addition to classroom instruction, part time faculty are required to provide opportunities for student consultation outside of the regular class hours; on-line discussion periods or e-mail contacts shall not be a complete substitute for face-to-face consultation periods.

Application Procedures

1) Current vita 4) Three references for recommendations (title, email and phone number).

Email submissions welcomed. Send all materials directly to:

Dr. Kazuha Watanabe, Japanese Program Coordinator
 Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
 Humanities Bldg. 835A

Continuous filing

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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Fullerton , United States