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Job Announcement: International Christian University

Japanese; Applied Linguistics: Assistant Professor, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

Employer: International Christian University
Department of Language Education
Job Location: Tokyo, Japan
Rank: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Second Language Acquisition, Japanese Language Education
Language Specialty: Japanese
LL Issue: 24.2115
Date Submitted: 20-May-2013
Job Description: Applied Linguistics in Japanese as a Second or Foreign Language
International Christian University
Faculty Position in the Department of Language Education

ICU is a private, bilingual liberal arts university with an undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and graduate programs. ICU’s educational mission is based on Christian and democratic principles. ICU has 3,000 students from Japan and overseas. The university is located on a wooded campus in the suburbs of Tokyo.

The College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University is pleased to announce an open search for a full-time faculty position in Applied Linguistics in Japanese as a Second or Foreign Language. The successful applicant is expected to teach general education, foundation, and area major courses, as well as courses in the Japanese Language Program, the Japanese Language Teacher Training Program, and the graduate school.

Department / Division: Department of Language Education, College of Liberal Arts
Rank and title: Associate professor or above (In Japan the rank of "Associate Professor" is an entry-level faculty position equivalent to "Assistant Professor" in North American universities.)
Employment: Full-time
Term of employment: Tenure, tenure-track
Number of positions: 1

1. Ph.D. or equivalent in the related fields is required
2. Language of instruction: Japanese and English
3. Commitment to the University’s Christian mission
4. Relevant teaching experience in Japanese pedagogy is necessary

Deadline for applications: August 31, 2013 (postmarked on August 31 will be accepted)
Starting date: April 1, 2014

Selection process: After documentary screening, short-listed candidates will be requested to give a lecture in Japanese or English and to be interviewed
Notification of decision: Applicants will be notified

Application materials:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. List of Academic Publications (No need to send actual publications until requested)
3. Names and contact information of three referees and one person who can testify to the applicant’s commitment to Christianity
4. Cover letter describing how the applicant is appropriate for the position

An application package with all necessary materials should be sent only by registered mail (no email applications please) to contact personnel, Professor Yutaka Sato. Please write “Application for position (Language Education)” on the envelope. Submitted application materials will not be returned. Personal information will be treated with confidentiality.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the e-mail address provided in the contact information field.
Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2013
Application Address: Prof. Yutaka  Sato
Chair, Department of Language Education International Christian University
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi
Tokyo    181-8585
Contact Information: Prof. Yutaka  Sato
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