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Center for Language Research (CLR)
University of Aizu, Japan

Call for Applications

PROFESSOR

or

SENIOR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (~ associate professor in North American system)

or

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (~ assistant professor in North American system)

Center for Language Research, University of Aizu, Japan

Professor, Senior Associate Professor, or Associate Professor level, depending on candidate qualifications. Now accepting applications for one tenure-track appointment. The mandatory retirement age is 65 (as defined by Japanese labour law).

STARTING DATE: 1 April 2015 (or as soon thereafter as possible)

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Doctorate in hand (or proof of imminent completion).
  2. Experience in teaching English as a foreign language. (Experience in EFL for computer science or engineering students will be viewed favorably.)
  3. Although our primary consideration will be the selection of a candidate from those with strengths in English language teaching, our center also has a need for applicants having
    1. training and experience in assessment of language proficiency;
    2. training and experience with computer-assisted language learning, and
    3. experience with study abroad programs.
  4. Scholarly publications and professional experience.
  5. International experience (necessary to have lived, studied, or worked outside one’s native country).

DUTIES: Teach 4-5 courses per semester (including one thesis writing course; each course meets for 90 minutes per week), develop instruction, serve on committees, conduct research and publish

SALARY: Highly competitive, and based on the university’s established salary scale

BENEFITS

  • Subsidized furnished housing in faculty apartments
  • Large, well-equipped private office in modern building
  • New-employee allowance for computer and research equipment
  • Well-equipped, high-tech classrooms
  • Campus-wide wireless network
  • Annual budget for research, business travel, academic memberships, etc.
  • Consulting and other business activities permitted
  • Winter utilities allowance
  • Full-time employment with retirement and health benefits
  • Transportation costs to Aizuwakamatsu
  • Only two and a half hours from Tokyo by train

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please see http://clrweb.u-aizu.ac.jp

SUBMISSION PACKAGE

Include the following documents combined in a single PDF file in the prescribed order below. Multiple file submissions will not be considered. Do not use online CV services.

  1.   Cover letter (in English) – Please indicate clearly whether you are applying for the Professor, Senior Associate Professor, or Associate Professor position.
  2.   CV (in English)
  3.   Copies of two representative publications (in English)
  4.   Name, affiliation, and contact information (including email) of three people who will recommend you
  5.   Photocopies of university diplomas (with English translations if not originally in English)
  6.   URLs of any online work or educational materials (in English)

All documents should be sent only by email (attached in a single PDF file):

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Professor Kyoko Okudaira
Office for Planning and Management
University of Aizu

Attention: CLR Faculty Selection Committee

 The application deadline is 30 September 2014. Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Receipt of all applications will be notified.