LINGUIST List 21.3012

Wed Jul 21 2010

Jobs: English as a Foreign/Second Language: Assoc Prof/Prof, Nagoya U

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        1.    Katsuo Tamaoka, Some Area of English as a Foreign or Second Language: Associate Professor/Professor, Nagoya University, Aichi-ken, Japan

Message 1: Some Area of English as a Foreign or Second Language: Associate Professor/Professor, Nagoya University, Aichi-ken, Japan
Date: 21-Jul-2010
From: Katsuo Tamaoka <>
Subject: Some Area of English as a Foreign or Second Language: Associate Professor/Professor, Nagoya University, Aichi-ken, Japan
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University or Organization: Nagoya University Department: The Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences Job Location: Nagoya, Aichi-ken, Japan Web Address:
Job Rank: Associate Professor/Professor

Specialty Areas: Some Area of English as a Foreign or Second Langua

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Nagoya University is a comprehensive, research-intensive universityboasting a distinguished faculty which has received numerous internationalawards including four Nobel Prizes, the Fields Medal, and the King FaisalInternational Prize. The university is centrally located in Nagoya, thefourth largest city in Japan, with easy access to Tokyo and Kyoto. The cityhas a vibrant cultural life combining elements both modern and traditional,making it a stimulating and comfortable place to live.

The Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (Kyoyo-kyoiku-in), NagoyaUniversity, Japan, announces one opening for a professor/an associateprofessor, term limited, beginning April 1, 2011. This position entailsinstruction at the undergraduate level.

1. The ideal applicant should:(1) be a native speaker of English (knowledge of the Japanese language atthe conversational level would be considered an asset).(2) have a professional interest in teaching English as a foreign language.(3) have a specialization in some area of English as a foreign or secondlanguage, and English language acquisition.(4) have a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification.(5) be able to teach English writing and presentation classes forpost-graduate students as well as general English classes for undergraduatestudents.(6) have had at least one paper published in a highly-regarded, refereedjournal in the applicant's area of specialization.

2. The official status will be a term-limited professorship/a term-limitedassociate professorship with a teaching load of approximately eight90-minute classes per week for undergraduate and post-graduate students,including general English, English writing, and English presentation. It isnecessary to cooperate with all aspects of the making and marking of theForeign Language component of the Nagoya University Entrance Examinations.

3. Term of Employment: Three years, renewable twice with teaching andacademic evaluation.

4. Remuneration will be approximately five to nine million yen per annum(including bonuses) before tax depending on age, qualifications andexperience. If the selected applicant is from overseas, the cost of his/herair fare to Japan will be reimbursed by the university.

5. Applicants are requested to send the documents listed below to theapplication address by September 30, 2010.

Application documents must be sent by registered post.(1) Curriculum Vitae (including date of birth).(2) Recent photograph.(3) List of publications.(4) Three published works and their abstracts (photocopies are acceptable).(5) Two personal letters of references, written within the last sixmonths. These should either be included with the application documents,with each letter in its own sealed envelope, or mailed separately by thereferences.'Undergraduate English Instructor Position' should be written in red on theapplication envelope.

6. In addition to the above documents, final candidates will be asked toprovide a health certificate. (Therefore, please be prepared to submit oneat short notice.)

7. Final decision will be made following a personal interview, which may beconducted by telephone or Skype in the case of overseas applicants.

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Katsuo Tamaoka Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences (Kyoyo-kyoiku-in) Nagoya University Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku Nagoya, Aichi-ken 464-8601 Japan Contact Information:
Prof. Katsuo Tamaoka Email:

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