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CALL for applications:
tenure-track position

Job Rank: Full Professor, or Senior Associate Professor, or Associate Professor (= Full Prof, Assoc. Prof, or Asst. Prof in North America)
Specialty Areas: TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition
Department: Center for Language Research (CLR), University of Aizu
Location: Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, Japan -- (about 200km north of Tokyo)
Tenure-Track Probationary Period: 3 years (with tenure review taking place approximately 2.5 years after commencing the position)
Mandatory Retirement Age: 65 (as defined by Japanese labour law)

Starting Date: October 1, 2018 or April 1, 2019
Application Deadline: March 31, 2018

1. Doctorate in hand (or proof of imminent completion)
2. Experience in teaching English as a foreign language (Experience in EFL for computer science, engineering, or science students will be viewed favourably)
3. Our primary consideration will be the selection of a candidate with strength in English language teaching.
4. Scholarly publications and professional experience
5. International experience (preferable for candidate to have lived, studied, or worked outside their native country; experience in Japan will be viewed favourably)

Duties: Teach 8-9 undergraduate courses per year, including one Thesis Writing course (some of the others are multiple sections of the same course), with each course meeting for fourteen 100-minute periods over a given quarter; develop instruction; serve on committees; conduct and publish research

Salary: Highly competitive, and based on the university's established salary scale

- Subsidized furnished housing in faculty apartments
- Large, well-equipped private office in modern building
- New-employee allowance for computer and research equipment
- Well-equipped, high-tech classrooms
- Campus-wide wireless network
- Annual budget for research, business travel, academic memberships, etc.
- Consulting and other business activities permitted
- Winter utilities allowance
- Full-time employment with retirement and health benefits
- Subsidy on overseas moving cost to Aizuwakamatsu

Submission Package: Please include the following documents combined into a single PDF file in the prescribed order below. Multiple file submissions will not be considered. Please do not use an online CV service.
1. Cover letter (in English) - Please clearly indicate which job rank you are applying for (Full Professor, Senior Associate Professor, or Associate Professor)
2. CV (in English)
3. Copies of two representative publications (in English)
4. Name, affiliation, and contact information (including email and telephone number) of three people who will recommend you. (Please do not send letters of recommendation until asked.)
5. Photocopies of all university diplomas (with English translations if not originally in English)
6. URLs of any online work or educational materials (in English)

All documents should be sent only by email (attached in a single PDF file) to:
Professor Kyoko Okudaira
Office for Planning and Management
University of Aizu
Attention: CLR Faculty Selection Committee

The application deadline is March 31, 2018. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Successful applicants may first be interviewed via Skype and then invited to the campus for a face-to-face interview and presentation.