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Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures (Japanese)

 

The Modern Languages and Literatures discipline at St. Norbert College welcomes applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese beginning Fall 2022. This is a two-year position, which will be renewable for a third year. Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand by August 2022, and be able to demonstrate a solid pedagogical foundation, inclusive teaching experience, excellent language skills, aptitude for program building, and an active scholarly agenda. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach Japanese language, culture and society at all levels of an undergraduate curriculum. Other opportunities include teaching Japanese popular culture or creating global seminar opportunities to take students abroad to Japan. This position further offers the possibility of teaching a course in one’s area of expertise in English within the College’s core curriculum or as a first-year seminar course. Select candidates will be invited to interview via video conferencing.


St. Norbert College is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of our people, ideas, and talents. We welcome individuals with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills to join our college community in our pursuit of inclusion and excellence. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

The division of Academic Affairs provides safe, inclusive, and anti-racist educational and work experiences for our faculty, staff, and students of color, congruent with our Catholic, Norbertine, and liberal arts values. Therefore, we invite candidates who have research interests, pedagogical experience, or lived experience that demonstrates a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging to join our community of teaching and learning. We are seeking to hire several new faculty members as a part of a cohort of scholars who are committed to meeting together and working as a group to infuse equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging (EDIB) into the curriculum. This past year we conducted a national search to hire an inaugural dean of curriculum and senior diversity officer, highlighting the importance of EDIB work and the curriculum.


About St. Norbert College: St. Norbert College, a thriving, nationally ranked Catholic liberal arts college known for its academic excellence, international focus, and leadership and service opportunities is situated on an attractive, riverside campus in De Pere, Wisconsin, a community contiguous with the city of Green Bay. St. Norbert is the only college in the world sponsored by the Norbertines, a Catholic order devoted to community, education, and serving the needs of others. St. Norbert College welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College’s mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing “an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development.” We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community.

 

As one of the nation’s top Catholic liberal arts colleges, St. Norbert builds on the beliefs and practices of an ancient religious order while responding to the current needs of its students and communities. Today at St. Norbert College, the spirit of Norbert of Xanten, who founded the Norbertine order of priests in the twelfth century, lives through this modern, bustling community dedicated to transforming and empowering its students. The college has seen remarkable development in the past decade, particularly the construction and renovation of more than $150 million in campus facilities and infrastructure. St. Norbert is characterized by recent strong enrollments, as evidenced over the past ten years by the largest, most diverse, and most talented first-year classes in the college’s history.

 

At St. Norbert College, a holistic approach to students characterizes the curriculum and classroom; faculty use their award-winning research to challenge and encourage students to greater curiosity, and students learn and collaborate both in and outside the classroom in an integrated experience. St. Norbert College is organized into four academic divisions – Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Visual & Performing Arts – and the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics.

 

The College offers an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan; paid time-off and tuition waiver. Further information about St. Norbert College is available at www.snc.edu.


About Northeast Wisconsin:

The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, growing family-friendly communities with modern and historical housing options, top tier schools, and world-class healthcare. Northeast Wisconsin is home to Fortune 500 companies, as well as thriving start-ups, and is served by its own international airport. For additional information, visit: 

For full consideration, applications must be received by December 1; screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates will submit a detailed letter of application (to the attention of Dr. Jennifer Hockenbery, Dean of Humanities), statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial), names, institutional affiliation and contact information for three references, and a curriculum vita by clicking on the “Apply Now” link found on this page.