Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) - Japanese Language
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
The Department of East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Japanese Language. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, for a three-year term, beginning on July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2023. An additional two-year renewal may be possible.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree (or at minimum an MA) in Japanese language education or a closely related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Native or near native fluency in Japanese is expected together with an excellent command of English. We seek candidates whose teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths: Candidates must demonstrate expertise teaching Japanese as a second/foreign language in a degree granting program at the undergraduate program level including curriculum development and lecture preparation and delivery. Experience in developing online materials/lectures and teaching all levels of Japanese is preferred. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activities.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier (as outlined below), and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the Japanese language (at any assigned undergraduate levels) and assist with other activities in the Japanese Language Program. For further information about the department, please visit:

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a complete teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, sample syllabi and sample lesson plans from different levels of teaching along with links to a video of the applicant teaching a class based on the lesson plans, course materials, and teaching evaluations).

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference, including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to Professor Andre Schmid at by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 9, 2020.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.