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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Japanese

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Work type: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Administrative Support, Student Services

Posting Job Title

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Japanese



Academic Affairs


Position Type

Adjunct Faculty


Number of openings



Job Summary

The Foreign Language department is seeking a Japanese adjunct professor to teach Elementary and Intermediate level Japanese language courses on Zoom and/or on the JCCC campus. JCCC is located in Overland Park, KS, the second largest city in the state of Kansas and part of the greater Kansas City Metro. The Kansas City Metro is known for its museums, restaurants, and music and art scenes. JCCC is similarly dedicated to creating and maintaining a rich cultural community, with an award-winning contemporary art museum and center for the performing arts located on campus.

JCCC is looking for a diverse pool of applicants for a part-time adjunct faculty position in the Foreign Language Department to teach Elementary and Intermediate Japanese courses on Zoom and/or the JCCC campus. The Foreign Language Department is part of the Communications Division. Many of our students are non-traditional, military veterans, immigrants, international and first-generation college students. JCCC has a diverse student population and is dedicated to increasing its diversity.

The successful applicant for this job will teach the equivalent of 5-10 credit hours per semester in Japanese. This person will perform other duties expected of adjunct faculty, to include collaborating and working successfully with other full-time and adjunct faculty in the Foreign Language department and other duties as assigned. Teaching assignments could be day or evening courses, and hybrid or online and are subject to change as needed.

Additional responsibilities include:
Provide extra and co-curricular opportunities for Japanese language students.
Participate in the planning and administration of all departmental initiatives.
Participate in on-campus events promoting languages.
Complete ACTFL online departmental training.

Candidates will be interviewed using zoom and will be asked to demonstrate a 30 minute Zoom class.


Required Qualifications

-M.A. in Japanese or an MA in a related discipline with at least 18 hours of graduate work in Japanese
-2 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level and/or 4 years of high school teaching experience
-Ability to teach elementary and intermediate level Japanese language courses
-Excellent communication and collaboration skills
-Knowledge of using technology in teaching


Preferred Qualifications

-Understanding of the climate of post-secondary institutions
-Knowledge of ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages and documentation from ACTFL (OPI) of advanced, mid or higher in Japanese
-PhD in Japanese, East Asian Languages or Cultures or Linguistics with a focus on the Japanese language


Required application documents

Please submit resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and two letters of recommendation: one from a supervisor and one from a colleague


Hours per Week



Work Hours/Days

Hours and days will vary.


Salary Grade Level




Competitive rate of pay



Overland Park Main Campus



Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

Johnson County Community College welcomes the application of any qualified candidate and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors which cannot be lawfully considered, to the extent specified by applicable federal and state laws.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

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