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LINGUIST List 19.3068

Fri Oct 10 2008

Jobs: English & Applied Linguistics: Asst Prof, University of Aizu

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        1.    Ian Wilson, English & Applied Linguistics: Asst Prof, University of Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Message 1: English & Applied Linguistics: Asst Prof, University of Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Date: 08-Oct-2008
From: Ian Wilson <wilsonu-aizu.ac.jp>
Subject: English & Applied Linguistics: Asst Prof, University of Aizu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
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University or Organization: University of Aizu
Department: Center for Language Research
Job Location: Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Web Address: http://clrweb.u-aizu.ac.jp/cms/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; L2 Assessment & Education

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Assistant Professor (tenure-track), specializing in English language
education and assessment - especially assessment

Starting date: Feb. 1, 2009, or after


- Doctorate (in hand or nearly complete)
- Scholarly publications, presentations, and professional experience that
demonstrate expertise in language education and assessment (especially
- Interest and ability in teaching English for academic and workplace
purposes to students, faculty, and working professionals in computer
science, computer engineering and related technical/business fields.
- Interest and ability in developing and managing CLR entrance exams, exit
exams, language proficiency exams, and other forms of assessment.
- Native or near-native English-speaker proficiency

Duties: Teach 4 to 5 courses per semester (each course meets once a week
for 90 mins), develop innovative instruction and assessment tools, manage
CLR assessment projects, serve on committees, conduct research, publish
widely, and network internationally.

Salary: Based on experience, qualifications, and rank


- Subsidized furnished housing in faculty apartments within walking
distance of the university
- Large, well-equipped private office in a modern building
- New-employee allowance for computer equipment
- Well-equipped, air-conditioned, high-tech classrooms
- Annual budget for research, domestic conference travel, academic
memberships, etc.
- Eligibility for one annual overseas conference trip
- Internal grant opportunities for special research projects/conferences
- Consulting and other business activities permitted
- Subsidies for special extra-curricular classes
- Winter utilities allowance
- Two bonuses per year
- Full-time employment till age 65 with retirement and health benefits
- One-way transportation costs to Aizuwakamatsu
- Shipping expense allowance
- Scenic setting close to ski and hot spring resorts, national parks,
rivers, lakes, mountains, museums, castle, historical district, shopping
- Only two and a half hours from Tokyo by train

Submission package:
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) Copies of two representative papers
4) Three recent letters of recommendation
5) Photocopies of university diplomas
6) URLs of any online work or educational materials

All documents (hardcopy or digital) should be sent to the address provided

The University of Aizu is the first university in Japan solely dedicated to
computer science and engineering, with a language center where tenured PhDs
are employed full time to study and teach the English of science and
engineering in academic and professional contexts. It has approximately
1,200 students at the undergraduate and graduate level, and about 40% of
its faculty is non-Japanese, coming from a wide variety of countries. The
University is officially bilingual, and thus all official meetings are
conducted in English and Japanese, and all official documents are printed
in both English and Japanese. The mission of the Center for Language
Research is "to contribute to the development of professionals in computer
science, computer engineering, and related fields through the research and
teaching of successful language use in academic and workplace contexts."
For more information, please see our website.

Application Deadline: 25-Oct-2008
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Yuko Kesen
CLR Faculty Selection Committee
Office of Planning and Management
University of Aizu
Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture 965-8580
Email Address for Applications: clr-positionu-aizu.ac.jp
Contact Information:
Professor Thomas Orr
Email: t-orru-aizu.ac.jp
Phone: 81-242-37-2588

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