LINGUIST List 23.3146

Mon Jul 23 2012

Jobs: English; Applied Ling; Computer Assisted Language Learning: Associate Prof, Otaru Uni of Commerce

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Date: 23-Jul-2012
From: Personnel Unit <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Computer Assisted Language Learning: Associate Professor, Otaru University of Commerce, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
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University or Organization: Otaru University of Commerce Job Location: Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan Web Address:
Job Rank: Associate Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Computer Assisted Language Learning

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            Japanese (jpn)

The Otaru University of Commerce in Hokkaido, Japan is hiring afull-time tenured Associate Professor for the Department of AppliedLinguistics in the Center for Language Studies.

Field:Specializing in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), e-Learning, orclosely-related fields.

Job Description:1. Administration of e-Learning systems including Moodle, our in-house Testof English for International Communication (TOEIC) training program, andothers.2. Development, editing, recording and proofreading of e-Learning contents.3. Research, development, operation and improvement of e-Learningsystems.4. Operation and improvement of e-Learning classes.5. Faculty support for developing blended education course.6. Teaching general English classes.

Qualifications:1. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand, preferably in CALL, e-Learning,computer science, or a closely related field. They should otherwise haveequivalent qualifications.2. Applicants should have a clear understanding of English proficiency testssuch as TOEIC and TOEFL.3. Sufficient command of Japanese to pursue administration duties, such asproducing documents, participating in faculty meetings, and coordinating theteaching practicum.4. Teaching experience in college preferable.5. Applicants should be actively engaged in research.6. A demonstrated commitment to professional and program development.

Teaching Responsibilities:The appointee will be expected to teach English classes in the undergraduateprogram as well as e-learning/CALL courses in our undergraduate Englishteacher training program and on our graduate program.

Period of Appointment:The successful applicant will be required to take up duties on April 1, 2013.

Application Materials:1. One Curriculum Vitae in Japanese. Additionally, applicants may submit anEnglish CV.2. Copies of undergraduate and graduate school degree certificates andofficial transcripts.3. A list of papers and publications.4. A copy of the candidate's three most important research publications andtheir summaries. 5. Summaries should be written in Japanese for Englishpapers and in English for Japanese papers respectively on one side of an A4sheet of paper.6. A CD or DVD-ROM with the candidate's three most important researchpublications and their summaries as indicated in "(4)" in PDF or MS WORDFormat.

After document screening, one or two candidates will be invited to have aninterview and to demonstrate their teaching ability in a mock class.

In preparing the Japanese CV and list of papers and publications, please usethe prescribed, downloadable form (available from our Website URL listedbelow).

Please write (in red) "Application for English Department (Associate Professorof CALL Education)" on the envelope in which you send your materials. Sendthe documents by recorded delivery or by registered mail to the addresslisted below.

Additional contact details:Tel: (81) 134-27-5208; Fax: (81) 134-27-5213E-mail: given to fax or e-mail for inquiries)

Please note that an applicant may be requested to submit an essayconcerning English education, a letter of recommendation, his or her medicalcertificate, and other additional documents as we proceed in our selectionprocess.

Salary and Benefits:The successful candidate will be paid in line with the pay scale of OtaruUniversity of Commerce with pension and insurance benefits equal to thoseafforded all members of the faculty.

Application Deadline: 28-Sep-2012 Mailing Address for Applications:
President Makio Yamamoto, Personnel Unit Otaru University of Commerce 3-5-21 Midori Otaru, Hokkaido 047-8501 Japan Web Address for Applications:
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