Visiting Faculty Position in Japanese at Bennington College, Spring 2021

Bennington, Vermont, United States | Part-time

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Bennington College invites applications for a one-term sabbatical replacement in Japanese to begin February 14, 2021. Responsibilities include teaching three innovative courses in Japanese literature and/or culture at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, as well as organizing extra-curricular activities. Candidates must have native/near-native proficiency in Japanese and English. Training and experience in Japanese language and culture pedagogy are expected. PhD preferred, though ABDs and strong candidates with MAs will be considered.

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We serve a diverse student population, and our faculty and staff also reflect diverse backgrounds and identities. Our aim is to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims. 

Candidates should apply online by submitting the following: a) letter of application that describes teaching experience and professional work; b) curriculum vitae; c) detailed descriptive proposal for two courses (one advanced/one intermediate); and d) the names and contact information for three references. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.