LINGUIST List 26.5433

Mon Dec 07 2015

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Professor / Associate Professor, University of Aizu

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Date: 05-Dec-2015
From: Kyoko Okudaira <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Professor / Associate Professor, University of Aizu, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan
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University or Organization: University of Aizu
Department: Center for Language Research (CLR)
Job Location: Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan
Web Address:
Job Title: Center for Language Research (CLR), University of Aizu, Japan

Job Rank: Associate Professor; Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; English


Center for Language Research (CLR)
University of Aizu, Japan

Call for Applications

Professor or Senior Associate Professor or Associate Professor

Center for Language Research, University of Aizu, Japan

Professor, Senior Associate Professor, or Associate Professor level, depending on candidate qualifications. Now accepting applications for tenure-track appointments. The duration of the tenure-track probationary period is three years with the tenure review taking place 2.5 years after commencing the position. The mandatory retirement age is 65 (as defined by Japanese labour law).

Starting Date: 1 October 2016 (or as soon thereafter as possible)


1. Doctorate in hand (or proof of imminent completion).
2. Experience in teaching English as a foreign language. (Experience in EFL for computer science or engineering students will be viewed favorably.)
3. Although our primary consideration will be the selection of a candidate from those with strengths in English language teaching, our center also has a need for applicants having
- a. training and experience with computer-assisted language learning,
- b. training and experience in language assessment and testing, and
- c. experience with study abroad programs.
4. Scholarly publications and professional experience.
5. International experience (necessary to have lived, studied, or worked outside one’s native country; experience in Japan will be viewed favorably).

Duties: Teach 4-5 courses per semester (including one thesis writing course; each course meets for 90 minutes per week), develop instruction, serve on committees, conduct research and publish

Salary: Highly competitive, and based on the university’s established salary scale


- Subsidized furnished housing in faculty apartments
- Large, well-equipped private office in modern building
- New-employee allowance for computer and research equipment
- Well-equipped, high-tech classrooms
- Campus-wide wireless network
- Annual budget for research, business travel, academic memberships, etc.
- Consulting and other business activities permitted
- Winter utilities allowance
- Full-time employment with retirement and health benefits
- Transportation costs to Aizuwakamatsu
- Only two and a half hours from Tokyo by train

Additional Information: Please see

Submission Package

Include the following documents combined in a single PDF file in the prescribed order below. Multiple file submissions will not be considered. Do not use online CV services.

1. Cover letter (in English) - Please indicate clearly whether you are applying for the Professor, Senior Associate Professor, or Associate Professor position.
2. CV (in English)
3. Copies of two representative publications (in English)
4. Name, affiliation, and contact information (including email) of three people who will recommend you. (Please do not send letters of recommendation until asked.)
5. Photocopies of university diplomas (with English translations if not originally in English)
6. URLs of any online work or educational materials (in English)

All documents should be sent only by email (attached in a single PDF file) to:
Professor Kyoko Okudaira
Office for Planning and Management
University of Aizu

Attention: CLR Faculty Selection Committee

The application deadline is 29 February 2016. Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be notified.

Application Deadline: 29-Feb-2016

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Kyoko Okudaira

Page Updated: 07-Dec-2015