LINGUIST List 31.2256

Sat Jul 11 2020

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics: Assoc/Full Professor, Hokkaido University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 11-Jul-2020
From: Jeffry Gayman <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics: Assoc/Full Professor, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
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University or Organization: Hokkaido University
Department: Research Faculty of Media and Communication
Job Location: Sapporo, Japan
Web Address:
Job Title: Non-tenured English Language Teaching Position

Job Rank: Assoc/Full Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Required Language(s): English (eng)


July 10, 2020

Katsuyuki Nishikawa
Research Faculty of Media and Communication
Hokkaido University

Announcement of Job Opening

To Whom It May Concern:
Hokkaido University is pleased to announce an opening for a non-tenured English language teaching position.

A full-time specially appointed, non-tenured associate professor or professor in the Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University.

Teaching Duties:
Teaching English as a foreign language to undergraduate students along with other English language-related subjects.

- Native speaker of English,
- Master’s degree (PhD holder preferred),
- Active research career in Linguistics/TESOL, Area Studies (American Studies, British Studies, Asian/Japanese Studies, etc.) or Media Studies. Research and teaching experience in modern Japanese Studies is particularly desirable.
- Professional qualifications and/or work experience in TESOL.

Contract Period:
The contract period is four years. Contract renewal is possible depending upon evaluation of work/academic achievements during the contract period. The period of the renewed contract is four years for a total of 8 years maximum.

Trial Period:
1 month

Roughly 6.4 million yen per year for associate professor, and 7.4 million yen per year for professor.

Working Arrangements:
Seven hours and forty-five minutes per day under the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work

Health Insurance, Etc.:
Covered by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association, Welfare Pension, worker’s compensation insurance, employment insurance

Name of Recruiter:
Hokkaido University

- Teaching a maximum of 9 courses (18 classroom hours) per week,
- Conducting academic research and developing teaching materials,
- Entrance examination preparations and grading

Contract Commencement Date (Scheduled):
April 1, 2021

Application Materials (3 documents in total):
To be sent by e-mail attachment:
1) An application form (one Word or pdf file) containing:
- Cover letter (2 pages of A4 maximum) including your reasons for applying, teaching philosophy, and any particular contributions you can make to the department,
- Resume (include your date of birth),
- List of publications. List separately those publications in refereed journals and those which are unrefereed articles or conference presentations/proceedings,
- Contact details (name, affiliation, title, email address, telephone number) of two referees. At least one must be currently employed in higher education.

2) One sample of your research
- A pdf file or scan of a published paper, a draft of a conference presentation, or an MA/PhD thesis chapter.

3) A scanned version of the degree certificate of the highest degree obtained.

Application Deadline:
September 11, 2020 (Japan Time: 5:00 PM)

14. Contact Information/Submission Address
Jeffry Gayman
Hokkaido University

Applications MUST be sent to both addresses listed:

Please write “TEFL position” in the subject line of the email message.

Faculty Website:

Application Deadline: 11-Sep-2020

Email Address for Applications:, jeffry.gaymanimc.hokuda
Contact Information:
Professor Jeffry Gayman

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