LINGUIST List 21.3374

Mon Aug 23 2010

Jobs: Japanese Studies or Comparative Studies: Assoc Prof, Nagoya U

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        1.    Katsuo Tamaoka, Japanese Studies or Comparative Studies: Associate Professor, Nagoya University, Japan

Message 1: Japanese Studies or Comparative Studies: Associate Professor, Nagoya University, Japan
Date: 22-Aug-2010
From: Katsuo Tamaoka <>
Subject: Japanese Studies or Comparative Studies: Associate Professor, Nagoya University, Japan
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University or Organization: Nagoya University Job Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan Web Address:
Job Rank: Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Japanese Studies or Comparative Studies


The Global 30 International Graduate Program in Comparative Studies ofLanguage and Culture, Nagoya University seeks to fill a full-time,non-tenure-track, Associate Professor position to teach introductorycourses in Japanese Studies and/or courses in comparative studies in thehumanities or social sciences.

Possible courses that the successful candidate will be expected to teach:(a) Graduate Program1. Courses pertaining to the candidate's field of expertise2. Thesis writing(b) Undergraduate ProgramLiberal education courses in humanities and social sciences

Minimum Qualifications1. Doctoral degree in some area of either (a) Japanese Studies or (b)comparative studies in the humanities or social sciences. In the case of(a), a comparative approach would be advantageous. In the case of (b), somerelevance to Japan or Japanese would be advantageous. In both caseshowever, strong candidates whose field of expertise does not include theseattributes are encouraged to apply2. Demonstrated ability with relevant experience to teach and advisestudents at the undergraduate and graduate levels3. Willingness to participate widely in the International Programs of theuniversity including but not limited to teaching courses to Japanesestudents and some administrative duties4. Strong inter-personal skills and evidence of effective interaction withstudents, faculty, administration, and community5. English fluency to effectively teach above-mentioned courses6. Non-Japanese citizenship

Preferred Qualifications1. Experience of working in a multicultural environment is preferred2. Japanese language proficiency is welcome though not required

Terms of EmploymentThe initial contract will start in April, 2011, and terminate in March,2014. Contingent upon job performance and funding of the Global 30International Program, the contract may be renewable for an additionalthree-year term.Salary: JPY4,000,000-10,000,000/year (all inclusive)*Salary will depend on qualifications and experience, based on NagoyaUniversity's Salary Rules.*Taxes and insurance will be withheld from the annual salary.

Application Requirements1. Cover letter2. Full curriculum vitae - please include country of citizenship3. Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for theapplication process)4. Three sealed letters of professional recommendation - written within ayear of this application - with the referee's Name, Title, Name ofOrganization, Relationship and Length of Relationship with Applicant, andContact Details included (note: we will conduct reference checks forcandidates who clear the initial screening)a. At least two letters should address the applicant's teaching abilitiesb. At least one should address the applicant's ability to work in amulticultural environment5. A one-page statement of teaching philosophy, addressing the applicant'sability to integrate creative thinking and global perspectives into thecourses taught6. Evidence of teaching excellence, such as any of the following items:a. Copies of past course syllabi - from at least two different courses -prepared and used by the applicant illustrating his/her teaching philosophyb. DVD of the applicant's teachingc. Student evaluation forms and summaries from at least two different coursesd. Student letterse. Public commendations, prizes, and other awards for teaching excellence7. List of all publications and copies of up to five (Ph.D thesis isacceptable)8. List of current areas of research

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2010 Mailing Address for Applications:
International Planning Division Furo-cho Chikusa-ku Nagoya 464-8601 Japan Contact Information:
International Planning Division Email:

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