LINGUIST List 15.169

Mon Jan 19 2004

Jobs: Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, Japan

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  1. swkbys, Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, Japan

Message 1: Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, Japan

Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 01:13:40 -0500 (EST)
From: swkbys <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, Japan

University or Organization: Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Japan
Department: International Communication
Rank of Job: Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Prof.
Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Language
		 Acquisition, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics,
Required Language(s): English (Code = ENG)


Gunma Prefectural Women's University, Japan, invites applications for
a tenure-track faculty appointment as Professor, Associate Professor
or Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics, effective 1 April 2005,
for a new faculty (Faculty of International Communication) which will
open on 1 April 2005.

Applicants should have a solid background in applied linguistics and
preferably have experience in teaching English as a foreign language
at the university level. Duties will include teaching undergraduates
in applied linguistics and English language (a total of five or six
90-minutes classes a week, 30 weeks a year), and BA thesis
supervision. (The faculty will not have yet started a graduate course
on 1 April 2005, but probably will start it at April 2009, and then
teaching graduates may be included.) Possible research areas include:
pragmatics, discourse analysis, socio-linguistics, second language
acquisition, speech/language processing, CALL, ESP (business English),
or testing. Collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching
are encouraged.

As a member of a Japanese university, applicants are expected to have
an excellent command of Japanese, (if applicants are native speakers
of Japanese, academic experience in an English-speaking country is
preferred) and to contribute to various aspects of the development of
the faculty. Candidates must have an MA or equivalent (preferably a
PhD) in the relevant area, a demonstrated record of research
achievement, and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate
and graduate teaching.

The deadline for applications is 21 February 2004.

Please submit the following documents to the address below: a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, three samples of published work, a summary
of research experience and plan (A4, 2 pages), an essay on your
teaching plans and strategies for both English and content
(i.e. applied linguistics) classes and your ideas regarding curriculum
development (A4, 2 pages).

If possible, please email your cover letter and curriculum vitae to

When candidates are short-listed, they will be asked to come to the
University for interview. Unfortunately, we are unable to pay for
travel or accommodation expenses incurred by the interviewee.

Dr. Shigenori Wakabayashi 
The Committee of the New Faculty, 
Gunma Prefectural Women's University
1395-1 Kaminote, Tamamura, Gunma 370-1193 Japan

email address:
Phone: +81 (0) 270 65 8511
Fax: +81 (0) 270 65 9538
Web site:

Around half of the members of the new faculty will be new to the
university. We intend to establish a strong institute both in English
language teaching and research.

Address for Applications:

	Attn: Dr Shigenori Wakabayashi
	GPWU 1395-1 Kaminote
	Sawa, Gunma 370-1193

	Applications are due by 21-Feb-2004 

Contact Information:
	Dr. Shigenori Wakabayashi
	Tel: +81(0)270 65 8511
	Fax: +81(0)270 65 9538
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