Professor in American Literature Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Letters Japan

Faculty Open Position

1. Affiliation (Appointment): Academy of Hiroshima University (Department of British,
American, and European Languages and Literatures, and Linguistics , Graduate School
of Letters)

2. Position and the number of openings: Professor, one (1)

3. Commencing date of employment: April 1st, 2018

4. Field of specialization: American Literature

5. Teaching responsibilities

 Undergraduate level (general education courses): ‘The World of Literature and
Linguistics’, ‘English as a Foreign Language’, etc.

 Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses): ‘The History of American
Literature’, ‘Seminar on American Literature’, etc.

 Graduate level (master’s programs): ‘Seminar on Studies in American Literature’,
‘Special Research Tutorial I’, etc.

 Graduate level (doctoral programs): ‘Special Research Tutorial II’

* In addition to the courses listed above, he or she may be asked to teach other general
education courses and/or discipline specific courses in other department(s) and graduate

6. Qualifications

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:

(1) Hold a doctorate or an equivalent degree by the time the appointment begins

(2) Hold more than one book (monograph) published and/or more than published
twenty academic papers (including more than seven refereed papers)

(3) Be able to teach classes and supervise students in English

(4) Be able to carry out administrative work in Japanese

* Preferably, have experience in supervising graduate students in a master’s and/or
doctoral program(s) in preparation for the thesis/dissertation

7. Application materials required

(1) Resume (attach a recent photo and write school career, professional career,
affiliated academic society, mailing address, e-mail address, etc. )

If you have a history of being employed by Hiroshima University (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 oral presentations (Number each publication/presentation,
and underline the numbers of refereed articles. Affix an asterisk (*) to the numbers
of your five major publications or presentations.)

(3) Five major publications or presentations (Reprints, photocopies, or books)

(4) Major educational activities and teaching experience

(5) Major social contributions

(6) Major activities in university/institutional management and administration

(7) List of acquired external funding over the last five years

(8) Statement of intent (Please describe your interests in teaching and research in
approximately 1,000 words, should you take this position.)

8. Application deadline: All application materials must reach us by 17:00 on 29th September,
2017 (Japan time).

9. Please send all application documents to the following address:

Prof.Keiichi KUBOTA
Dean, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Letters
1-2-3, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8522, JAPAN

* Print in red “Application documents for faculty open position in the Department of
British, American, and European Languages and Literatures, and Linguistics
(American Literature), Graduate School of Letters” on the envelope containing the
application documents and send it by registered mail.

10. Selection procedure

(1) Selection will be made based on all application documents submitted.

(2) Interviews will be conducted as needed. As a genaral rule, a trial lesson in English
should be given by the candidate. In such cases, please note that travel expenses will
be the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants who pass the initial document
review will be informed of interview date, time and format.

(3) Hiroshima University promotes a gender-equal society in accordance with the
legislative intent of the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society.

11. Salary, etc.

(1) The monthly salary system or annual salary system will be applied to successful

(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.)

(2) Successful candidates may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for the trip
from their home or former place of work to the new place of work to assume their
post in accordance with the relevant regulations of Hiroshima University. For more
information, please contact us.

12. Evaluation

We conduct individual performance evaluations for all Hiroshima University faculty
members after their employment, numerically rate their performance, and salary and
benefits are commensurate with performance indicators.

13. Miscellaneous

(1) 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.

(2) All the faculty members of Hiroshima University belong to the "Academy", which is
the single university-wide faculty organization, and each faculty as a member of the
Academy of the University is appointed to educational and/or research
organizations such as an individual undergraduate school, graduate school,
research center or institute.

14. Contact

Prof.Takashi YOSHINAKA
Department of British, American, and European Languages and Literatures, and
Linguistics, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Letters
Tel: +81-82-424-6681
Fax: +81-82-424-6683

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