LINGUIST List 26.3127

Thu Jul 02 2015

Jobs: English; Japanese; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis: Asst/Assoc Professor, Hokkaido University

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Date: 02-Jul-2015
From: Yasushi Kawai <>
Subject: English; Japanese; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis: Asst/Assoc Professor, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
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University or Organization: Hokkaido University
Department: Research Faculty of International Media and Communication
Job Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Web Address:
Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Japanese Media Studies

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis

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



- Conducting media discourse analysis research in the Research Faculty in the field of modern Japanese media. Possession of the skills necessary to process language information and bridge research from media culture research, media and journalism research, and language transmission research is desirable.
- Teaching and graduate student guidance within a Course in the Graduate School of International Media, Communication and Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University (Course of Media and Culture, Course of Media and Journalism, Course of Language Transmission, Course of Public Communication) appropriate to one’s specialty. Teaching courses on Japanese media research within the Modern Japanese Studies Program.
- Teaching English as a foreign language to undergraduate students, as well as teaching of other general education subjects (these courses should be considered equivalent to conventional foreign language courses or other general education subjects traditionally taught in Japanese universities).
- Performing other administrative and committee duties necessary to the smooth functioning of the Research Faculty.

Contract Commencement Date (Scheduled): April 1, 2016


- Doctoral degree (or expected obtainment thereof in the immediate future), or possession of equivalent ability.
- Native or semi-native English speaker preferable. Non-native Japanese speakers must possess the ability to conduct courses in Japanese as well as to smoothly carry out administrative duties in the Japanese language.
- Possession of the skills, qualities and attitudes necessary for positive engagement in international educational and research exchange with foreign universities. Possession of the experience of having organized international research conferences/symposia (translation, interpreting, coordination) is desirable.
- As work duties vary widely, candidates of a flexible and earnest nature who will proactively and positively engage in work-related duties and responsibilities are desirable.

Application Materials (to be compiled in Japanese)

- Resume (include your date of birth, home or work address, phone number, email address, as well as a photo)
- List of publications and presentations, including monographs, journal articles, competitive grants obtained, etc. List separately those publications in refereed journals and those which are unrefereed articles or conference presentations/proceedings. Include a 100-character summary in Japanese for all publications other than those in (3) below.
- At least two, and no more than 3, main samples of your research.
(a) Attach an approximately 1000-character summary in Japanese for each.
(b) Candidates who have completed their doctorate, or are currently in the process of review of a completed doctorate, must attach a copy, along with a 1000-character summary in Japanese.
- A scanned version of the degree certificate of the highest degree obtained.
- A statement, in approximately 1000 Japanese characters, of your previous teaching achievements as well as future teaching aspirations should you be hired by Hokkaido University.
- Contact details (name, affiliation, title, email address, telephone number) of two referees.

Please inscribe 「研究院国際地域文化論分野教員応募書類」 on the face of the envelope in red ink and send by registered mail.

*Sent materials will not be automatically returned. Those wishing for the return of their application materials should include a self-addressed return envelope with the appropriate postage affixed.
*Short-listed candidates will be requested to come to Sapporo for an interview (domestic airfare will be provided).

Application Deadline: 17-Aug-2015
Mailing Address for Applications:
研究院国際地域文化論分野教員応募書類 Yasushi Kawai
北区北 17 条西 8 丁目
札幌, 北海道 060-0817
Contact Information:
Professor Yasushi Kawai

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