Associate Professor of Education
Hiroshima University, Department of Elementary Curriculum Development

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Recruitment Information(Department of Elementary Curriculum Development Professor or Associate Professor )
Hiroshima University
Institution type
National university
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details,explanation of project,etc.)]
Department of Elementary Curriculum Development, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Education

Job Title and Number of Positions Available: Professor or Associate Professor,one(1)

Field of Specialization:English as a Foreign Language Education in Elementary School 

Courses to Teach:
Undergraduate programs (Specialized education courses): Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students, Introduction to Theories of Foreign Language Activities in Elementary School, Curriculum Development for the Elementary School, Research Methods in Elementary School Curriculum1, Research Methods in Elementary School Curriculum 2
,Graduation Thesis, Introduction to Primary School Teaching Practice, Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession,Lectures and Seminars for Fostering Globally-Minded Teachers, etc.
Graduate programs (Master's programs): Lectures and Seminars on English Education in Elementary School, Lectures and Seminars for Fostering Globally-Minded Teachers, etc.

[Address of work location and other information]
1-1-1 Kagamiyama,Higashihiroshima 739-8524,Japan

[Number of positions]
Professor or Associate Professor,one(1)

[Starting date]
October 1, 2016 or later of the earliest possible date

Research field
Social science
Job type
Professor level
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Chugoku district - Hiroshima  

Application Requirements
Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements.
(1) Hold a doctoral degree or equivalent research ability
(2) Have excellent educational and research achievements in English Education, especially it is desirable to have research achievements on English education in elementary schools, curriculum development and learning development
(3) Be able to supervise master students in thesis preparation
(4) Have strong enthusiasm for elementary school teacher training
(5) Be able to teach, guide and support students in both English and Japanese


Salary, etc.:The monthly salary system or annual salary system will be applied to successful candidates.(Regulations Concerning Salaries of Hiroshima University Faculty Members will be applied. Regulations Concerning Salaries of Hiroshima University Faculty Members Employed under Annual Salary System will be applied.)

Evaluation:We conduct individual performance evaluations for all Hiroshima University faculty members after their employment, numerically rate their performance, and translate their evaluation results into their treatment.

Application period
2016/01/25 -  2016/04/04 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application method (including where to send documents)]
Application Documents
(1)Curriculum vitae (Use the standard resume form. Attach your photo.)
If you have a history of being employed by Hiroshima University (including one as a TA, RA, researcher, etc.) in the past five years, be sure to state all positions you have held.
(2)List of publications and presentations (Number each publication and presentation in the chronological order (starting from the oldest). Underline the number of reviewed papers. Affix an "*" to the number of each of your five major publications or presentations.)
(3)Five major publications or presentations (Reprints, photocopies, or books)
(4)Major educational activities
(5)Major social contributions
(6)Major activities in management and administration at universities or other institutions
(7)Status of acquisition of external funds in the last five years
(8)Aspirations and plans for research and education after taking office (limit:
2000~3000 letters in Japanese)
(9)One recommendation letter

Address to Which to Send Application Documents
Professor Makoto MIYATANI,
Dean, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Education
1-1-1 Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima 739-8524, Japan
* Print in red "Application documents for a faculty member position in the Department of Elementary Curriculum Development, Graduate School of Education" on the envelope containing the application documents and send it by registered mail.

[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]
Selection Procedures:
(1) Selection based on application documents
(2) We may hold an interview as needed. In such a case, please note that no travel and other expenses will be provided. The interview will include lecture demonstrations in English and Japanese.
(3) Hiroshima University promotes gender-equal society. In accordance with the legislative intent of the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society, Hiroshima University will hire a female applicant rather than a male applicant when the achievements (including research achievements, academic achievements, societal contribution, etc.) and character of both applicants are considered of equal quality.

Professor Takahito YAMASAKI
Department of Elementary Curriculum Development, 
Hiroshima University Graduate School of Education
Tel: 082-424-7128
Fax: 082-424-7128

Additional information

In the case of applicants who will be employed by Hiroshima University after retiring from the national government, an independent administrative institution, local public authority, government-affiliated financial corporation as specified in the Act on National Public Officers' Retirement Allowance, etc., their term of office at their former place of employment and at Hiroshima University will not be combined. Be sure to note this change from before the incorporation of national universities.
For applicants who will be employed by Hiroshima University after retiring from another national university corporation, independent administrative corporation national institute of technology, etc., their term of office at their former place of employment and at Hiroshima University will be combined as before, provided that their current place of employment has the same regulation as this.

Personal information obtained from application documents will not be used or provided to any third party for purposes other than the necessary procedures related to personnel affairs, salary, and welfare. Application documents of applicants whom we have decided not to employ will be returned to those applicants in an appropriate manner,after the completion of relevant selection processes.

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