LINGUIST List 11.2341

Sun Oct 29 2000

Jobs: Business English at Kumamoto Gakuen U, Japan

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  1. Prof.Katsumasa Yoshikawa, Business English: Asst/Assoc Prof at Kumamoto Gakuen Univ, Japan

Message 1: Business English: Asst/Assoc Prof at Kumamoto Gakuen Univ, Japan

Date: 21 Oct 2000 08:27:24 -0000
From: Prof.Katsumasa Yoshikawa <>
Subject: Business English: Asst/Assoc Prof at Kumamoto Gakuen Univ, Japan

Rank of Job: Tenured assistant or associate professor
Areas Required: Business English
Other Desired Areas: Ability to communicate in Japanese
University or Organization: Kumamoto Gakuen University
Department: International Economics
State or Province: Kumamoto
Country: Japan
Final Date of Application: November 30, 2000
Contact: Prof. Katsumasa Yoshikawa

Address for Applications:
2-5-1 Oe
Kumamoto 862-8680

The Department of International Economics of Kumamoto Gakuen University
(located in Kumamoto, Japan) seeks to fill a tenure-track position in
Business English beginning April 2001. Details are as follows:


Rank: tenured assistant professor (koshi) or associate professor

Subject: Business English


(1) teach about 6 or 7 90-minute sessions per week of
 Business English and other English courses to undergraduate
(2) as a full-time, tenure-track faculty member, the successful
 applicant will be expected do work shared by all faculty
 members in the Department of International Economics of
 Kumamoto Gakuen University (e.g. attending faculty meetings,
 serving on committees, leading groups of students abroad once
 every several years, etc.)

Starting date: April 1, 2001


Salary will be determined in accord with the age, education, and
professional experience of the successful applicant. A 36 year old
person with eight years of teaching experience and a Ph.D. in hand,
for example, could expect to earn about 9 million yen per year (over
80,000 U.S. dollars per year at current exchange rates; net income
would be less due to Japanese taxes and other deductions) but the
income of a person with lesser qualifications would be proportionately
smaller. Salaries are only determined by standardized methods of
calculation and are NOT negotiable.

Terms of employment:

Kumamoto Gakuen University does not distinguish between Japanese and
non-Japanese faculty. Accordingly, all full-time faculty members
begin their employment with the Japanese equivalent of tenure. The
successful applicant will begin as a koshi or jokyo^ju but will have the
same opportunities for advancement as other faculty members.

Position includes:

Travel allowance: 312,000 yen per year
Moving allowance: negotiable
Airfare: One-way travel to Japan for successful
 applicant and dependents
Research allowance: 350,000 yen per year for purchase
 of books and equipment
Computer budget: up to 1,000,000 yen for purchase of
 computer, equipment, and software every four years


Degree requirements: MA required, PhD preferred.

Subject specialization: English education, business education or related
fields. Persons with practical business experience are encouraged to

Age: Less than 40 years of age as of April 1, 2001.

English skills:
The successful applicant must be a native speaker of English or
possess an equivalent level of skill in both spoken and written

Japanese skills:
Basic communication skills in Japanese are required; fluency is highly


Inquires may be made by e-mail or telephone. Applications must arrive
via conventional mail by November 30, 2000. The following materials
are required:

(1) CV/Resume (including list of publications);
(2) Graduate school transcripts (if not
 included in the transcripts, evidence of completion of
 degrees should also be submitted);
(3) Brief essay (in Japanese if possible) describing experience
 studying and using the Japanese language;
(4) Copy of one academic paper;
(5) Report from physician on current state of health.


Prof. Katsumasa Yoshikawa
Department of International Economics
Kumamoto Gakuen University
2-5-1 Oe, Kumamoto 862-8680 JAPAN
Telephone: 81-96-364-7416 or 81-96-364-5162
Fax: 81-96-372-0702


Contact person: Prof. Katsumasa Yoshikawa
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