LINGUIST List 25.2910

Sun Jul 13 2014

Jobs: English; Japanese; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature: Asst/Assoc Professor, Kansai University

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Date: 13-Jul-2014
From: Chair, English Linguistics/Literature <>
Subject: English; Japanese; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature: Asst/Assoc Professor, Kansai University, Faculty of Letters, Suita city, Osaka, Japan
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University or Organization: Kansai University, Faculty of Letters
Department: Department of English Linguistics and Literature
Job Location: Suita city, Osaka, Japan
Web Address:
Job Title: Asst/Assoc Professor of English Literature or Linguistics

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Ling & Literature

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


Kansai University, a large private university in Osaka, Japan, seeks to appoint one person in the field of English literature or linguistics for a permanent (tenured) position starting in April, 2015. In accordance to the Equal Employment Opportunity laws of Japan, applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender.

Classes (scheduled) to be taught during the 2015 academic year:
Undergraduate courses in the major--English Literature/Linguistics Lecture 1 & 2, undergraduate seminars, etc. In addition, the successful applicant may be asked to teach introductory first-year courses in the faculty, such as "Chinonabigeta"(an introduction to study skills) and other general education courses, as well as a master's course on comparative literature or linguistics.

1. Be able to teach a class in comparative English and Japanese literature or linguistics primarily in English.
2. Speak English as a first language, or have the equivalent of native speaker English proficiency. Native English speakers should also have a high enough level of Japanese language proficiency to conduct classes and carry out administrative duties in Japanese.
3. Have a doctorate or equivalent research.

Application materials:
1. Resume (in specified format): 1 copy
2. List of research publications and presentations (in specified format): 1 copy
3. For applicants holding a doctorate, proof of this qualification or a copy of the diploma: 1 copy
4. 1 copy each of 3 main publications (books or articles), offprints accepted.
5. An explanation of how you would develop a comparative Japanese- English literature or linguistics course (One A4-size page, about 600 words in length)

It is acceptable to submit both the resume and the list of research publications and presentations using a purchased form or a form developed by the applicant rather than the Kansai University form.

Additional points:
1. Send application materials by simple registered mail (kan'i kakitome) and on the front of the envelope, write 'Application for English Literature and Linguistics Faculty Position' in red ink.
2. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 31st, 2014.
3. Additional materials may be requested during the vetting process.
4. In principle, application documents will not be returned. Applicants who wish to have books or other publications returned should clearly state this in their cover letter and provide a self-addressed stamped envelope or COD parcel-post (takkyubin) envelope with the form filled in along with their application.

Selection Process:
1. The first screening will be based on the documents submitted, and the second screening will involve both an interview and a short model lesson.
2. The interview and model lesson are scheduled for Saturday, October 4th, 2014.

Notification of Decision:
Applicants will received notification of the results of the first screening (based on the documents submitted) by mail around mid September, 2014.

All inquiries about this position should be sent by email to the above address, with the subject line "Inquiry Concerning the Full-Time Tenured English Literature /Linguistics Position".

Application Deadline: 31-Jul-2014
Mailing Address for Applications:
Fred E. Anderson
Kansai University
3-3-35 Yamate-cho
Kansai University, Faculty of Letters
Suita-shi, Osaka 564-8680
Contact Information:
Chair, English Linguistics/Literature
Phone: +81-6-6368-1146

Page Updated: 13-Jul-2014