LINGUIST List 32.2912

Mon Sep 13 2021

Jobs: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Tenure-Track Position, Associate Professor, Center for Language Research, The University of Aizu

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Date: 09-Sep-2021
From: Kyoko Okudaira <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition: Tenure-Track Position, Associate Professor, Center for Language Research, The University of Aizu, Aizuwakamatsu/Fukushima, Japan
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University or Organization: The University of Aizu
Department: The Center for Language Research (CLR)
Job Location: Aizuwakamatsu/Fukushima, Japan
Web Address:
Job Title: Tenure-Track Position, Associate Professor, Center for Language Research

Job Rank: Asst/Assoc Professor

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

Required Language(s): English (eng)



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

Mandatory Retirement Age: 65

Application Deadline: September 30, 2021

Starting Date: April 1, 2022

- 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)
- 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 an average of 2 courses per quarter over 4 quarters (= 8 courses per year, usually 5 unique courses plus 3 repeated sections); courses include EFL courses and a Thesis Writing course;
- serve on committees;
- conduct and publish research

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications/experience by Fukushima prefecture regulations. Annual base salary (*1, *2): approx. 5,000,000 yen - 7,000,000 yen.
(*1) Other allowances including bonuses are paid in addition to the base salary
(*2) Social security premiums, taxes, etc. will be deducted from the salary

- Insurance: Japan Mutual Aid Association of Public School Teachers
- Pension and severance payment systems are in place
- Subsidized furnished/unfurnished housing in faculty apartments (2.5 km from campus)
- Very large, well-equipped private office (approx. 27 m^2) 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
- 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. Also, 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) - Please clearly list all degrees and the year each was completed
- 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 the email address provided below, Attention: CLR Faculty Selection Committee

All documents should be sent only by email (attached in a single PDF file).

The application deadline is September 30, 2021. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Successful applicants will first be interviewed via Skype or Zoom, and then invited to the campus for a face-to-face presentation, model lesson, and interview, depending on the possibility of international travel.

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2021

Email Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Associate Professor Kyoko Okudaira

Page Updated: 13-Sep-2021