LINGUIST List 29.3106

Mon Aug 06 2018

Jobs: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; TESOL: Asst/Assoc Professor, The University of Aizu

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Date: 06-Aug-2018
From: Kyoko Okudaira <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; TESOL: Asst/Assoc Professor, The University of Aizu, Japan
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University or Organization: The University of Aizu
Department: Center for Language Research (CLR)
Job Location: Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure-Track Position, Center for Language Research, University of Aizu, Japan

Job Rank: Associate Prof. (= Assistant Prof. in North America); Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; TESOL, Second Language Acquisition



Job Rank: Associate Professor (= Assistant Professor in North America)

Specialty Areas: TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition

Department: Center for Language Research (CLR), University of Aizu


Location: Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan – (about 200 km north of Tokyo)

Tenure-Track Probationary Period: 3 years (with tenure review taking place approximately 2.5 years after commencing the position)

Mandatory Retirement Age: 65

Starting Date: April 1, 2019

Application Deadline: September 10, 2018

- Doctorate in hand (or proof of imminent completion)
- Experience in teaching English as a foreign language (Experience in EFL for computer science, engineering, or science students will be viewed favorably)
- Our primary consideration will be the selection of a candidate with strength in English language teaching.
- Scholarly publications and professional experience
- International experience (preferable for candidate to have lived, studied, or worked outside their native country; experience in Japan will be viewed favorably)

- Teach 8-9 undergraduate courses per year, including one Thesis Writing course (some of those 8-9 are multiple sections of the same course, so fewer preps), with each course meeting for fourteen 100-minute periods over a given quarter;
- Develop instruction;
- Serve on committees;
- Conduct and publish research

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

- Subsidized furnished housing in faculty apartments (2.5 km from campus)
- Large, well-equipped private office in modern building
- New-employee allowance for computer and research equipment
- Well-equipped, high-tech classrooms
- 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
- Subsidy on overseas moving cost to Aizuwakamatsu

Submission Package: Please include the following documents combined into a single PDF file in the prescribed order below. Submissions with multiple attachments will not be considered. Please do not use an online CV service.
- Cover letter (in English) - Please include information on where you heard about the position
- CV (in English)
- Copies of two representative publications (in English)
- Name, affiliation, and contact information (including email and telephone number) of three people who will recommend you. (Please do not send letters of recommendation until asked.)
- Photocopies of all university diplomas (with English translations if not originally in English)
- 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 September 10, 2018. Review of applications will begin on September 11, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Successful applicants may first be interviewed via Skype, and then invited to the campus for a face-to-face presentation, model lesson, and interview.

Application Deadline: 10-Sep-2018

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Professor Kyoko Okudaira

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