LINGUIST List 30.1458

Tue Apr 02 2019

Jobs: Sociolinguistics: Rank Open, Kanagawa University

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Date: 01-Apr-2019
From: Tomio Hirose <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Rank Open, Kanagawa University, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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University or Organization: Kanagawa University
Department: Department of Cross-cultural Studies, Faculty of Cross-cultural and Japanese Studies
Job Location: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenured

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics; Media Studies


Kanagawa University in Yokohama, Japan, invites applicants for a full-time, open-rank faculty position in the Department of Cross-cultural Studies, a unit of the recently announced Faculty of Cross-cultural and Japanese Studies (tentative English name), to begin on April 1, 2020.

We seek applicants from the field of Media Studies whose research interests focus on relationships between Media and Language. Teaching responsibilities will include courses entitled “Language and Media,” “Language and Social Media,” “Media Linguistics,” and “Tourism and Media Theory.” Additional teaching responsibilities may include courses in English, and other courses offered in the Faculty of Cross-cultural and Japanese Studies and the university (e.g., First Year Seminar).

Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD by the time of appointment, or who can show evidence of equivalent research accomplishments. Native, or near native fluency in English is preferred. In addition, all candidates must possess Japanese language ability sufficient for work at an academic institution in Japan.

For a detailed list of materials to be submitted when applying, the address to which applications should be sent, and further information regarding the position, please view the announcement at (English follows Japanese).

Materials must arrive by May 13th, 2019.

Results of the search will be communicated by the end of September 2019.

Salary is competitive; precise salary level, which is linked to appointee experience, will be determined according to university guidelines.

In accordance with common practice at Japanese institutions, all ranks for this open-rank position can be understood as tenured.

For more information, please contact Professor Tomio Hirose at the contact information provided below.

Application Deadline: 13-May-2019

Contact Information:
Professor Tomio Hirose

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