Professor in Japanese Linguistics Hiroshima University, Department of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language Japan

Faculty Open Position

1. Affiliation (Appointment): Academy of Hiroshima University (Department of Teaching
Japanese as a Second Language, Graduate School of Education)

2. Position and the number of opening: Associate Professor, one

3. Commencing date of employment: April 1, 2018

4. Field of specialization: Japanese Linguistics (Lexicology, Semantics and Corpus

5. Teaching responsibilities

 Undergraduate level (general education courses): Introductory Seminar for
First-Year Students, etc.

 Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses): Lexical and Semantic Study of
Japanese, Phases of the Japanese Language, etc.

 Graduate level (master's programs): Special Lecture on Teaching Japanese as a
Second Language V, etc.

 Graduate level (doctoral programs): Research into Teaching Japanese as a Second
Language, etc.

* In addition to the courses listed above, 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) Have excellent research achievements on the field of specialization
(3) Have experience in supervising both undergraduate and graduate students
(4) Have experience in teaching Japanese as a second language
(5) Be able to teach classes and supervise students in English
(6) Have native-level proficiency in both Japanese and other languages

* In addition to the above requirements, having experience in training Japanese
language teachers is desirable.

7. Application materials required

(1) Resume * Use attached electronic file.
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.) * Use attached electronic file.

(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 ten years

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

* Applicants should send the electronic files (MS Word, Excel, etc.) recorded in the CD or
DVD disk also needed to be sent in addition to the printed application materials.

8. Application deadline: All application materials must reach us by 5:00 pm on Wednesday,
August 16, 2017 (Japan Standard Time).

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

Professor Masataka Koyama
Dean of Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University
1-1-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-hiroshima 739-8524, JAPAN

* Print in red "Application documents for faculty open position in the Department of
Teaching Japanese as a Second Language (Japanese Linguistics), Graduate School of
Education" 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. The interview will include a mock lecture in
English. 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.

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 and institute.

(3) In accordance with the provisions of Article 8, "Special Provisions of Measures
Pertaining to Women Workers," of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law for Men
and Women, an open recruitment limited to female researchers is conducted as one
measure to actively increase the current low ratio of female faculty members.

(4) Hiroshima University facilitates the adoption of foreign faculty members (those
who are nationals of a country other than Japan) with the aim of promoting
globalization of the University.

14. Contact

Professor Daisuke Nishihara
Department of Teaching Japanese as a Second Language, Graduate School of Education,
Hiroshima University
Tel: 082-424-6877
Fax: 082-424-5245

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