Post-Doctoral Position in Japanese (Georgia Tech)

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Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce a call for applications to a post-doctoral position in Japanese at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Please see the announcement below.


Amanda Weiss

Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese

School of Modern Languages

Georgia Institute of Technology




Post-Doctoral Position in Japanese


The School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta seeks a recent PhD with training in Japanese for its signature Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies (GLACT) Post-doctoral Program with the following preferred specializations: Applied Linguistics; Digital Humanities; and interest in teaching content courses in Japanese in the areas of literature, history, culture, social science, and linguistics.  Native or semi-native Japanese proficiency is strongly preferred. Candidates with expertise in innovative teaching methodologies and interest in shaping cross-disciplinary language program development for the 21stst Century are especially encouraged to apply.

The GLACT Program fosters collaboration across languages, technologies, and global cultures. GLACT positions are full-time and renewable for up to three years. They include a 3/3 teaching assignment (with opportunities for a course offset in support of academic program development), health and retirement benefits, a salary of $49,500 per academic year, and a professional-development allocation in the amount of $2,500 per year. Relocation costs may be reimbursed up to $1,500. Opportunities for summer instruction or summer program development may be available.

Teaching and Curricular Development: The GLACT Program involves teaching a range of undergraduate courses with one to two courses possible in the candidate’s area of research specialization. The GLACT Program includes opportunities for curricular and program development in topics related to languages, cultures, and technologies, as well as potential instruction in connection with our signature summer study abroad programs Languages for Business and Technology (LBAT). Interest in collaboration with faculty and researchers in the School of Modern Languages and across the Institute – including in technology-oriented disciplines – is vital, as the GLACT position involves teaching a range of students while contributing to new and innovative academic programming and career education initiatives that align with Georgia Tech strategic priorities.

Research: Candidates are expected to continue their scholarly agendas and are encouraged to extend them to include research in areas such as pedagogy, service learning, international education, digital humanities, cross-disciplinary language and technology instructional innovation, and assessment. The GLACT Program encourages active collaboration on shared research interests as part of a vibrant scholarly community, with regular and formalized opportunities for feedback, mentorship, and intellectual development.

Professional Development: Candidates are supported in their professional development toward academic and non-academic career paths through projects such as programmatic assessment, grant writing, administration, publishing, and public relations.

Service: Candidates may serve on committees to help shape programmatic initiatives in areas such as innovative instructional technologies, curriculum development, recruitment and outreach, and professional opportunities for Georgia Tech students in the global arena.

Position requirements include a PhD awarded no more than five years prior to appointment plus demonstrated research and teaching strengths. Dossiers should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (minimally, a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and summary of course evaluations/comments; additional elements are acceptable), to be submitted in one single PDF document to Please make arrangements to have three letters of recommendation sent to Only digital applications will be reviewed. Review of applications begins on January 31, 2019. Virtual short-list interviews are expected to be conducted in mid-February. Expected start date is August 1, 2019.

The School Of Modern Languages / Our Degree Programs

The School of Modern Languages emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Language (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). Our graduate programs include an M.S. in Applied Languages (in Spanish) and Intercultural studies and an interdisciplinary M.S. in Global Media Cultures, in six languages. The school is home to approximately 60 faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. Located in midtown Atlanta, Georgia Tech enrolls over 21,500 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top seven public universities in the country. A unit of the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.