LINGUIST List 27.2293

Thu May 19 2016

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, Sophia University

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 19-May-2016
From: Hanako Okada <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
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University or Organization: Sophia University
Department: Faculty of Liberal Arts
Job Location: Tokyo, Japan
Web Address:
Job Title: Full-time position in the Core Program

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): English (eng)


Sophia University
Faculty of Liberal Arts
Tokyo, Japan

Position in the Core Program

The Faculty of Liberal Arts (FLA), Sophia University, invites applications for an open-rank position in its Core Program (Assistant Professor is a five year tenure-track appointment, while appointments of Associate Professor and Professor are tenured). The Core Program comprises a set of required courses for degree students, including composition courses at three levels, a public speaking course, and a course in critical thinking. The successful candidate is expected to have a specialization in English composition and be able to teach all courses offered in the program. The normal teaching load for full-time teachers in the Core Program is three courses per semester. The candidate is also expected to carry out administrative duties related to the Core Program and the faculty as a whole.

The successful applicant is expected to have a doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics or TESOL and a demonstrated record of scholarly achievements, with experience teaching academic writing in higher education English-medium programs in Japan or elsewhere. Preferred experience includes one or more of the following: program management and curriculum development in applied language at the college level; experience working in or with writing centers; experience with language testing; and relevant language teacher training. Although the student body of the FLA is diverse, it is important to note that this is not an English as a Foreign Language teaching position. The language of instruction is English. The appointment will be effective from September 21, 2017 (preferred) or April 1, 2018.

Sophia University, located in central Tokyo, was founded in 1913 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and is one of Japan’s leading private universities. The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers a comprehensive program in humanities, social studies, and international business and economics. In addition to our degree students, we annually welcome about 200 exchange students from leading universities overseas.

Applications should include a cover letter (outlining academic background, research interests, teaching abilities, and an explanation of your interest in being at Sophia University), a detailed curriculum vitae, two publications, and the names and addresses of three referees.

Applications should be postmarked by September 21, 2016 and addressed to Professor Michio Hayashi, Dean at the application address below.

For further information, contact Professor Hanako Okada (email below).

Application Deadline: 21-Sep-2016
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dean Michio Hayashi
Faculty of Liberal Arts
Sophia University
7-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-8554
Contact Information:
Professor Hanako Okada

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