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Full Time Faculty - Japanese Professor, Long Beach CIty College

  • 24 Jan 2022 8:47 AM
    Message # 12309201

    Full Time Faculty - Foreign Languages - Japanese Professor

    Salary: $72,538.74 - $105,332.29 Annually

    Job Type: Full Time

    Job Number: A22-19

    Closing: 1/31/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

    Location: Both Liberal Arts Campus & Pacific Coast Campus, CA

    Department: Foreign Language


    Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Long Beach City College currently has the privilege of serving approximately 34,464 students, the majority of whom are students of color. Long Beach City College is a Hispanic serving institution, and of our student population 53% are Hispanic/Latinx, 18% are White, 14% are African American, 12% are Asian & Filipino. An ideal candidate will demonstrate cultural competency in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities. For more information on our College demographics please click here:

    Long Beach Community College District is currently seeking one (1) full-time tenure track Japanese Professor commencing with the 2022-2023 academic year. The primary teaching assignment involves teaching Japanese classes at all levels offered. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development. The teaching assignment may be at the Liberal Arts campus, the Pacific Coast campus or other college teaching locations. The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Long Beach Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of Japanese.

    Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high-quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. We are Purposeful, Focused, Nurturing, Connected and Respectful.

    At, we celebrate equity, diversity and ensure a positive and inclusive working environment for all college students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We believe diversity fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to hiring qualified applicants who are dedicated to student learning and success.

    The College seeks candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for commitment to student success. In addition, the Department of Foreign Languages recognizes historical, systemic, and present conditions that marginalize children, families, and communities, through intersecting oppressive formations across race, language, culture, class, religion, and disability. We are committed to transforming and dismantling the consequences of the legal and social formation of racism and intersecting forms of oppression through antiracist and decolonial pedagogy, linguistically and culturally responsive approaches. The position encompasses the following professional responsibilities and competencies:


    • Proven excellence in creating a dynamic learning environment that values instructor/student interaction.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with and facilitate authentic learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences.
    • Excellence in culturally responsive approaches teaching pedagogy to the knowledge of each individual and class.
    • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within Japanese language courses and classrooms.
    • Ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.
    • Demonstrated experience and commitment to integrating new technologies into the learning process, including but not limited to interactive technologies for on campus and on-line courses.
    • Demonstrated excellence in teaching using different modalities, including asynchronous and hybrid courses.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate well orally and evidence of English competency, especially in academic and professional writing.


    • Commitment to and participation in serving the needs of the student, department, college, community, and shared governance activities.
    • Collaboration across disciplines and utilization of student support resources.
    • Participation in curriculum and program development.
    • Participation in ongoing professional development.
    • Commitment to working collegially and collaboratively within the department and college community by fostering and supporting culturally responsive norms; adhering to policies, regulations, and processes; and, developing and contributing to environments that stimulate innovation, free thought, and mutual respect.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master's in the language being taught

    • Bachelor's in the language being taught

    • Master's in another language or linguistics

      the equivalent.
    • Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

    Desirable Qualifications

    • Native or near native fluency in Japanese.
    • Educational and/or instructional preparation in Japanese.
    • Extensive knowledge of the Japanese culture.
    • At least two years of recent experience teaching Japanese to college students, especially at a community college.
    • Evidence of participation in student success initiatives in post-secondary setting.
    • Evidence of an ability to address and to effectively engage the instructional needs of a diverse student population taking a wide range of Japanese courses.
    • Demonstrated excellence in the use a variety of culturally responsive approaches and methodologies to increase student success.
    • Evidence and/or understanding of Student Learning Outcomes and their assessment, and the ability to adapt teaching techniques based on assessment.
    • Evidence of the ability to work effectively with technology to provide high quality instruction.
    • Knowledge and experience in curriculum development, including online and hybrid courses.
    • Proven excellence in innovation, scholarship, and/or leadership in the teaching of Japanese.
    • Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Long Beach City College.
    • Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the College.
    • Commitment to the and of Long Beach Community College District.
    • Evidence of the ability to teach a balanced course load at various levels within the department's offerings.
    • Evidence of the ability to use a variety of teaching strategies that encourage retention while successfully challenging diverse student populations.
    • Documented experience in fostering EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) in courses taught.
    • Recent participation or desire to participate in conducting study abroad programs.
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

    Additional Information

    Long Beach City College only considers complete applications for employment. All application materials must be electronically submitted and uploaded by the applicant by the application deadline. Applications are initially screened for completeness and State Minimum Qualifications. Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review. A complete application includes:


    • Application deadline: 01/31/2022
    • Application screening: 03/21/2022 - 04/01/2022
    • Applications are initially screened for completeness and Minimum Qualifications.
    • Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.
    • First level interview: Week of 04/18/2022
    • Final interview: tentatively planned for: Week of 05/09/2022

    All Long Beach Community College employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Jan 3, 2022 in compliance with District Policy. Please note that if selected for employment, you must provide proof of fully vaccinated status by date of hire. Documented proof of vaccination is required as part of the onboarding process. Individuals requesting accommodation must do so in a timely manner for consideration. For further information on LBCC District COVID-19 policy and guides, please view our

    If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4813.

    The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equity-minded hiring practices. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, language, accent, citizenship status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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