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LINGUIST List 22.1064

Fri Mar 04 2011

Jobs: English for Science & Engineering: Full or Assoc Prof, U of Aizu

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        1.     Thomas Orr , English for Science and Engineering: Full or Associate Professor (Depending on Qualifications), University of Aizu, Japan

Message 1: English for Science and Engineering: Full or Associate Professor (Depending on Qualifications), University of Aizu, Japan
Date: 04-Mar-2011
From: Thomas Orr <t-orru-aizu.ac.jp>
Subject: English for Science and Engineering: Full or Associate Professor (Depending on Qualifications), University of Aizu, 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://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/
Job Rank: Full or Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; English for Science and Engineering

Required Language(s): English (eng)

Description:

The Center for Language Research, School of Computer Science and
Engineering at the University of Aizu, Japan is now accepting applications
for a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Full Professor
level, based on candidate qualifications.

Starting Date: March 1, 2012
Application Deadline: May 6, 2011 (winning candidate announced in July)

Qualifications:
- Doctorate (in hand)
- Strong commitment to and experience in researching and teaching spoken
and written English that is appropriate for university students and working
professionals in science and engineering (ideally, computer science and
computer engineering) as well as in related business fields
- Scholarly publications, presentations, and professional experience
(ideally, relevant to English language education for science and engineering)
- Skills in academic leadership, team-building, and policy-making
- Native or near-native English-speaker proficiency

Note: Science or engineering degrees or experience are not required;
however, they are highly advantageous.

Duties: Teach four to five courses per semester (one course meets for 90
minutes each week), develop original innovative instruction, participate in
projects, serve on committees, conduct research, network internationally,
and publish widely

Salary: Based on experience, qualifications, and rank assigned

Benefits:
- Subsidized furnished housing in faculty apartments within walking
distance of the university
- Large, well-equipped private office in modern building
- New-employee allowance for computer equipment
- Well-equipped, air-conditioned, high-tech classrooms
- Annual budget for research, business travel, academic memberships, etc.
- Eligibility for additional overseas conference travel funding
- Internal grant opportunities for special research projects
- 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 (in English)
2. CV (in English)
3. Copies of two representative publications (in English)
4. Three recent letters of recommendation (in English)
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 to the postal address below (hardcopy) or the
application email address below (digital).

The University of Aizu is the first university in Japan solely dedicated to
computer science and computer engineering. It has approximately 1,200
students at the undergraduate and graduate level, and about 40% of its
faculty is non-Japanese, coming from roughly 15 different countries. The
University is officially bilingual and all official meetings/documents are
conducted/printed in both English and Japanese.

The University of Aizu is located in Aizuwakamatsu City, a historic castle
town of scenic beauty with a population of nearly 120,000. For more
information about the university, please visit our web pages:
http://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/ and http://clrweb.u-aizu.ac.jp/.

See the full announcement here:
http://web-ext.u-aizu.ac.jp/~t-orr/CLRJobAd2012.html

Application Deadline: 06-May-2011
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor Yuko Kesen
Office for Planning and Management
University of Aizu
Attention: CLR Faculty Selection Committee
Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580
Japan
Email Address for Applications: clr-positionu-aizu.ac.jp
Contact Information:
Dr. Thomas Orr
Email: t-orru-aizu.ac.jp
Phone: +81 242-37-2588
Fax: +81 242-37-2599
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