LINGUIST List 32.2281

Tue Jul 06 2021

Jobs: East Germanic; English; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax: Asst/Assoc Professor, Otaru University of Commerce

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Date: 06-Jul-2021
From: Sumiyo Nishiguchi <>
Subject: East Germanic; English; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax: Asst/Assoc Professor, Otaru University of Commerce, Hokkaido, Japan
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University or Organization: Otaru University of Commerce
Department: Center for Language Studies
Job Location: Hokkaido, Japan
Web Address:
Job Title: Associate Professor or Lecturer in English Linguistics

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

Specialty Areas: Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax

Required Language(s): English (eng)
                            East Germanic


Announcement of a full-time tenured faculty position in English Linguistics

Applicants are invited for the post of Associate Professor or Lecturer available from April 1, 2022 at the Center for Language Studies, Otaru University of Commerce. The Center has a long history of being one of Hokkaido’s top academic research organizations and language educational institutions. We are seeking an exceptional academic who can support our ambitions to enhance our teaching and research reputation. Prospective applicants should refer to the following:

Full-time tenured Associate Professor or Lecturer of English Linguistics assigned to the English section at the Center for Language Studies.

Candidates should possess a doctorate in English Linguistics or closely related area, preferably with expertise in one or more of the following five areas: Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics.

- Applicants are expected to have completed their PhD in English Linguistics or a closely related field by April 1, 2022.
- Applicants should have sufficient ability to teach English in English.
- Applicants should have a record of educational and research activities as they will be expected to participate in committee work, entrance examinations, and work related to teacher training.
- Applicants should possess a solid command of the Japanese language in order to perform administrative duties, such as producing documents, participating in faculty meetings, and coordinating teaching practicums; the selection process does not exclude applicants on the basis of nationality or their first language.
- Applicants should have relevant teaching experience, preferably at the college and/or university level.

- Academic staff may be requested to teach both daytime and/or evening courses. The appointee will be expected to teach the following courses.
- Undergraduate: English I and II. Linguistics courses in the teacher training program.
- Graduate: Academic English, Linguistics
- The successful candidate will be committed to professional and program development, as they will be requested to not only assist with English and the teachers training program, but also with the international student exchange program, the Glocal course, and various administrative duties not only with the English section, but also to the Center for Language Studies and for the University. A high level of proficiency in written and spoken Japanese is therefore required.

Period of Appointment:
The successful applicant is expected to begin on April 1, 2022.

Salary and Benefits:
The successful candidate will be paid in accordance with the #2 annual salary system of Otaru University of Commerce and applicable staff salary regulations.

For more details, please go to the links provided below:

Application documents are to be submitted via JREC-IN.

Application Deadline: 01-Oct-2021

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Otaru University of Commerce
Phone: (81) 134-27-5208
Fax: (81) 134-27-5213

Page Updated: 06-Jul-2021