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LINGUIST List 20.1470

Sat Apr 18 2009

Jobs: Language and Culture Policy: Rank Open, Kwansei Gakuin University

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        1.    Mark Sawyer, Language and Culture Policy: Rank Open, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Message 1: Language and Culture Policy: Rank Open, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Date: 17-Apr-2009
From: Mark Sawyer <mark02me.com>
Subject: Language and Culture Policy: Rank Open, Kwansei Gakuin University, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
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University or Organization: Kwansei Gakuin University
Department: School of Policy Studies
Job Location: Kansai, Japan
Web Address: http://www.kwansei.ac.jp
Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Language and Culture Policy


Description:

Tenure-track position - Kwansei Gakuin University

The School of Policy Studies of Kwansei Gakuin University, located on the
Kobe-Sanda Campus in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan invites applications for an
open rank faculty position in the area of Language and Culture Policy
within the newly reorganized Department of Policy Studies. Salary and
benefits are competitive. The preferred starting date is September 15,
2009, though April 1, 2010 may also be possible.

Duties: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise graduate students,
participate actively in faculty committee work and university ceremonies.
Normal undergraduate teaching load is five courses per semester (90 minutes
weekly), plus one or two graduate courses. Undergraduate courses are likely
to include the required freshman course Introduction to English Studies
(team-taught with four other instructors), the elective course Language and
Communication, and sophomore, junior, and senior research seminars, on
topics of mutual interest to instructor and students.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with the following
qualifications:
- Ph.D. in linguistics or an area related to language or culture,
preferably combining both
- Native or native-like proficiency in English
- Working proficiency in Japanese, or evidence of willingness to develop it
- Successful experience teaching Japanese university students
- Active relevant research program

Kwansei Gakuin University is one of the top universities in the Kansai
area, and the School of Policy Studies is known for its
internationally-oriented faculty, strong English and computer skills
programs, and enthusiastic hard-working students.

Applications: By May 20, submit the following items (either hard paper
copies or PDF electronic versions):
(1) curriculum vitae and cover letter
(2) copies of three publications (in principle non-returnable)
(3) three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline: 20-May-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Convenor
Language and Culture Faculty Search Committee
School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University
2-1 Gakuen
Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture 669-1337
Japan
Email Address for Applications: lcfsckwansei.ac.jp
Contact Information:
L&CFSC Convenor
Email: lcfsckwansei.ac.jp

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