Faculty Position in Language
Osaka University, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Studies in Language and Society

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Recruitment Information for Specially Appointed Academic Staff at THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY (the School of Foreign Studies), Osaka University(Hungarian language)
Osaka University
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Graduate School of Language and Culture, Studies in Language and Society
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National university
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY at Osaka University is involved in research and education with respect to world languages, world cultures, and societies, whilst maintaining languages as its base. At this time, THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, STUDIES IN LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY is recruiting faculty staff who are scholars in this particular area, and who can also help improve language education.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Engage in education and research on Hungarian language, literature and culture (Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type : 40 hours per week ), which includes, assigned by THE GRADUATE SCHOOL, teaching courses offered by the Graduate School of Language and Culture (the Studies in Language and Society major) and the School of Foreign Studies for 8-12 classes per week (one class lasts 90 minutes).
* However, if there is a change in the duration per 1 class period due to a revision of the academic calendar in fiscal year 2017 or thereafter, the professor in charge is required to engage in the number of classes that would amount in total to the number of required hours for students to graduate.
Candidates will be expected to engage in other duties required by THE GRADUATE SCHOOL and the School of Foreign Studies.

[Address of work location and other information]
8-1-1 Aomatani-higashi, Minoo

[Number of positions]
Specially Appointed Associate Professor (Full-time) or Specially Appointed Associate Professor (Lecturer) (Full-time)

*English job title "Specially Appointed Associate Professor (Lecturer) (Full-time)" corresponds to Japanese job title "Tokunin-Koshi(Jokin)" at Osaka University.

[Starting date]
April 1st, 2017
The successful applicant is requested to arrive in Japan and obtain the status of residence by March 31st, 2017.

Research field
Hungarian language, literature and culture
Job type
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
From April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2019. The initial contract may be renewed but not to extend beyond March 31st, 2027.
Work location
Kinki district - Osaka  

An applicant is deemed qualified if s/he:
(1)is a native speaker of Hungarian.
(2)has a Ph.D., M.A. or equivalent certification in Hungarian as a foreign language, Hungarian linguistics or Hungarian literature.


Employment Conditions:
(1)The monthly salary may vary from 487,450 Yen (minimum) to 603,650 Yen (maximum).
(2)The appointed applicant will be provided with furnished residential facilities equipped with electricity, heating and water services throughout the term of the contract. Please note that the appointed candidate will be responsible for both rent and utility costs.
(3)Upon assuming the post, the candidate will be provided with travel expenses.
(4)Commuting allowance, dependent allowance, bonus, and travel expenses for returning home will not be provided. 

Insurance: The successful candidate will join National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment Insurance and Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance.

Employment Form: Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type:40 hours per week
*Based on the 'Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Limited Term Staff.'

Application period
2016/08/29 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application method (including where to send documents)]
Application Documents:
(1)Curriculum vitae (Attachment 1)
(2)List of Main Publications (Books, Articles, etc.) (Attachment 2)
For items (1) and (2), please use the attached forms (Attachment 1 & 2), and carefully fill in all of the necessary information.
Applicants should also provide their current address, phone/fax number, and e-mail address, so that direct contact may be made during the administrative procedure.
Application documents will not be returned.

Where to submit applications:
ARAKI Hiroshi
Office Section (Specialist)
Graduate School of Language and Culture &
School of Foreign Studies,
Osaka University
8-1-1 Aomatani-higashi, Minoo
Osaka 562-8558, Japan

(Please write on the envelope "Application for Hungarian Teaching Position" in red.)

[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]
Screening of application documents by faculty members at THE GRADUATE SCHOOL , Osaka University.
Short-listed candidates may also be invited to attend an interview at their own expense.
Candidates will be notified by mail of the screening decision during mid-November 2016 or later.

[Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important
For further information:contact us at 
* Please add "osaka-u.ac.jp" to the end of the E-mail address.
Professor WASEDA Mika 

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