Tenured Position in Interpreting Studies, Interpreter Education or Related Field Kansai University, The Faculty of Foreign Language Studies

Data number
D117060824


Date of publication
2017/06/15


Date of update
2017/06/15


Title
Tenured Position in Interpreting Studies, Interpreter Education or Related Field


Institution
Kansai University


URL of institution or department
http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/fl/


Department
The Faculty of Foreign Language Studies


Institution type
Private university


Content of job information


The Faculty of Foreign Language Studies at Kansai University is seeking applicants for the following tenured positions.


・Rank: Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor, or Professor (one position, tenured)


・Starting Date: April 1, 2018


・Field: Interpreting Studies, Interpreter Education or related field


(Prefer skills in both English-Japanese and Japanese-English. Additional languages are desirable.)


・Teaching Duties: General English language courses for students of other faculties, English major language courses and content courses (including immersion courses) offered by the Faculty of Foreign Language Studies; and (in the future) graduate courses in the Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research
Research field


1.
Area
Humanities
Discipline
Interpreting Studies, Interpreter Education


Job type
1.
Professor level

 

2.
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level

 

3.
Assistant Professor level


Employment status
Full-time(Tenured)


Work location
Kinki district - Osaka


Qualifications


The successful applicant will have:


1. A Ph.D. (including Ph.D. candidates who will complete their dissertation before April 1, 2018) or M.A. in Interpreting Studies or Interpreter Education or a related field


2. Experience in interpreting and teaching interpreter training courses at university (including part-time positions), or equivalent experience.


(Note: Interpreting experiences for both English-Japanese and Japanese-English and additional languages, if applicable, should be described in the document of “a list of publications and interpreting experiences".)


3. Academic research achievements and publications in Interpreting Studies or a related field.


4. The ability to write questions for entrance examinations


5. The ability to coordinate the curriculum for general English courses


6. The ability to manage international exchange and study-abroad programs


7. A high level of enthusiasm toward fulfilling his/her official school duties


8. A functional level of ability in Japanese for non-native speakers of Japanese that will allow him/her to partake fully in any assigned administrative duties. An advanced level of ability in English for non-native speakers of English


9. Experience of studying abroad is desirable.

 

Compensation
Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor, or Professor


Application period
2017/08/22 Deadline for receipt


Application
/selection
/notification of result
/contact details


[Required Application Documents]


1. Curriculum Vitae written in Japanese using the Kansai University CV (rirekisho) template (available with sample forms at: http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/global/footer/kyouin.html)


● The names of the courses the applicant taught at each teaching position, whether part-time or full-time, should be indicated.


● Experience of writing entrance examinations and/or managing study-abroad programs should be indicated.


● A cover letter (1 – 2 pages) that explains how the applicant's teaching experience and research achievements qualify him/her for the position.


2. A list of publications and interpreting experiences


● The first and last pages and the total number of pages of each paper, book, or book-chapter should be indicated.


● If the applicant has been granted any fellowships (e.g., fellowships from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science) or competitive grants (e.g., Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research), that information should be provided.


● Interpreting experiences should be included in this same list under a section called Interpretation Experiences.
Main publications (The applicant's 3 main publications on interpreting or a related field)


● 5 copies of each research paper/publication. In the case of books, two copies will be sufficient.


● A chapter from an edited book is categorized as a research paper, and 5 copies of all the sections authored by the applicant are required.


● 5 copies are required in the case of publications other than research papers or books.


3. Relevant documentation of any academic awards received in the applicant's field of research.


4. A list of course titles and brief descriptions (30-50 words for each course) that the applicant has taught. 3 copies of documents that indicate the quality of the applicant's teaching (e.g. student course evaluations and/or lesson portfolios). The applicant may choose the course and the kind of documents. Only paper-based compiled documents will be accepted.


[Applications should be sent by registered mail (haitatsukiroku) to:]
Iwasakikinenkan Seigai Office, Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, Kansai University,
3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka-fu 564-8680


● For mailed applications, please write "English Position in Interpreting Studies, Interpreter Education Enclosed" in red on the front of the envelope.


[Contact Information]


Iwasakikinenkan Seigai Office, Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, KansaiUniversity.
Tel: 06-6368-0034; Fax: 06-6368-0036; email: gaiji@ml.kandai.jp


● When contacting the Seigai Office, please indicate the position name: Tenured Position in Interpreting Studies, Interpreter Education or Related Field.


[Application Deadline]
August 22, 2017

 

[Selection process]


1. The results of the initial selection process will be announced in late September.


2. Second-round candidates are scheduled to be interviewed on Saturday, October 7, 2017. As a part of the interview process, the candidate will be required to present a demonstration lesson.


3. For the second round of the selection process, applicants will be required to submit one copy of each of their publications and official documentation that proves they have been awarded a Ph.D. or will complete it before April 1, 2018 (i.e., Ph.D. diploma, or a copy of the diploma).


4. Further documents may be required in addition to the above documents.


5. The successful applicant will be required to submit official documentation that proves each of his/her acquired degrees (i.e., diplomas).


6. The successful applicant will be required to reside in Osaka or within close commuting distance.


Additional information


Note:


● The Kansai University List of Publications (kenkyu gyosekisho) template (available with sample forms at: http://www.kansai-u.ac.jp/global/footer/kyouin.html) must be used.


● The information provided will be used only for selection purposes in compliance with the Privacy Protection Law. Submitted documents and publications will not be returned.


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