LINGUIST List 8.1534

Mon Oct 27 1997

Jobs: General English, English Linguistics

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  1. Judy Yoneoka, Positions in General English at Kumamoto Gakuen University, Japan
  2. Ocke-Schwen Bohn, English Linguistics

Message 1: Positions in General English at Kumamoto Gakuen University, Japan

Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 18:10:30 +0000
From: Judy Yoneoka <>
Subject: Positions in General English at Kumamoto Gakuen University, Japan

Announcing (2) job openings at Kumamoto Gakuen University, Japan
			Faculty of Foreign Languages
		Department of English/American Studies


(1) Rank: assistant professor (koshi) or above; tenure track
Subject: general English for communication, speech communication

(2) Rank: assistant professor (koshi) or above; tenure track
Subject: general English for communication, linguistics

Teaching: (1) communicative English, speech, discussion, debate
 (2) communicative English, general linguistics, phonetics 
				to undergraduate students.

Other: (for both (1) and (2)) as a full-time, tenure-track faculty 
 member, the successful applicant will attend faculty meetings,
 serve on committees, and do other work that is normally
 shared by faculty members at Japanese universities.

Starting date: April 1, 1998

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 over 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. 

Other benefits:
Travel allowance 312,000 yen per year
Research allowance: 350,000 yen per year for purchase
 of books and equipment
Computer budget: up to 1,000,000 yen for purchase/lease of
 computer, equipment, and software
Bonuses: 3 times a year
Health insurance, family allowance, housing allowance.


Minimum university degree required: MA or equivalent
University degree preferred: Ph.D.

Subject specialization:
TESL/linguistics degrees are preferred but persons with degrees in
related fields may also apply.

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

Japanese skills:
A native or near-native level of proficiency in Japanese is required.

*After initial screening of documents, an oral interview will be held to 
determine applicants' abilities in their non-native language(s).


Inquiries may be made by e-mail or telephone. Applications must arrive
via conventional mail by December 10, 1998. The following materials
are required:

(1) CV/Resume (with recent photograph);
(2) University and graduate school transcripts (if not
 included in the transcripts, evidence of completion of
 degrees should also be submitted);
(3) List of all academic papers and presentations to date;
(4) Copies of all academic papers;
(5) Report from physician on current state of health

Address: Prof. Chiyoshi Yamada, Dean of Foreign Languages Dept.
 Kumamoto Gakuen University
 2-5-1 Oe, Kumamoto 862 JAPAN

Please add "RE: application for English teaching position (1) or (2)" 
on envelope. Desired position should be specified, although qualified 
applicants may be considered for the alternative position as well.

Contact person: Judy Yoneoka, Dept. of Foreign Languages
 Kumamoto Gakuen University
 2-5-1 Oe, Kumamoto 862 JAPAN

Telephone: 81-96-364-5161 
Fax: 81-96-372-0702
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Message 2: English Linguistics

Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 16:51:35 -0800
From: Ocke-Schwen Bohn <>
Subject: English Linguistics

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics
The English Department at Aarhus University invites applications
for the tenured position of a "Lektor" (equivalent to Associate
Professor/Senior Lecturer) in English Linguistics with a
specialization in either psycholinguistic or other applied approaches
to morphosyntax. The position will be available as of August 1, 1998.
Required qualifications: 
- a Ph.D. or the equivalent in English
 linguistics or in neighboring areas (e.g. psycholinguistics, SLA)
 involving English, 
- a strong record of research in at least one of
 the above mentioned areas of specialization, 
- teaching experience in English syntax and morphology as well as 
 psycholinguistics or other areas of applied linguistics, 
- administrative experience with, for example, research projects and grants.

The successful candidate will
- teach graduate and undergraduate courses in English linguistics and
 should also be prepared to teach language proficiency, 
- continue a strong record of research and publication, 
- collaborate in the further development of the Department's profile in 
 English Applied Linguistics, 
- share a fair burden of administrative responsibilities.

All instruction at the Department is in English. However, other things
being equal, candidates who are proficient in Danish will be
preferred. Candidates who do not speak Danish will be expected to
learn enough Danish to participate fully in the work of the Department
within two years.

The starting salary for a "Lektor" is appr. 275,000 DKK before taxes.

The letter of application (marked 212/1-85) should be addressed to The
Rector and sent to the University of Aarhus, Journalkontoret, Ndr.
Ringgade 1, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Closing date: December 15,
1997, 12 noon. Three copies of the following material (marked as
above) should be sent directly to the Department of English, Aarhus
University, Building no. 326, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark: a) curriculum
vitae, including details of teaching and administrative experience
and research; b) list of publications and other relevant academic
production complete with all biographical information. Please
indicate clearly on the list which items are being submitted with the
application; c) the written material which the applicant is submitting
(theses, publications, etc.) as indicated on list b); c) copies of
academic diplomas and documentation of teaching experience.
The search committee reserves the right to request further material
for consideration. Material sent on computer disks will not be 
Before applying, potential candidates are invited to seek further 
information about the Department and the post from Karl-Heinz Westarp,
Head of Department, Department of English, University of Aarhus,
Building 326, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; tel. +45 89 42 21 45; fax +45
8942 2099; e-mail:; 
Please mark the application 212/1-85
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