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Tenured full-time faculty position as associate professor (either "junkyouju" or "koushi" in Japanese) in Japanese Literature

Institution Department of Language and Information Sciences,
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,
The University of Tokyo, Komaba
Field of specialization Japanese Literature
Teaching responsibilities undergraduate language courses in English (reading, presentation, listening and speaking, etc.); undergraduate and graduate courses on Japanese Literature; etc.
Title Associate Professor (either "junkyouju" or "koushi" in Japanese)
Full-time (tenured)
Address Department of Language and Information Sciences,
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo,
3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku,
Tokyo 153-8902,
Japan
Number of positions One
Qualifications 1. Doctorate in the specified field (already received or expected to be received by the end of March, 2012).
2. Sufficient proficiency in Japanese to carry out administrative and other duties.
3. Previous experience in teaching and supervising students in the specified field at the university level.
4.
a) If Japanese is not the applicant’s first language, the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Japanese is strongly preferred.
b) If English is not the applicant’s first language, the ability to give lectures in English in the specified field is highly desirable.
Salary As prescribed by the University of Tokyo’s regulations.
Deadline for applications Applications must be received no later than Monday, March 5, 2012.
Start of employment October 1, 2012 or April 1, 2013
Application documents For first stage of selection process
Applicants must submit one copy each of the following:
(1) CV in the University of Tokyo’s standard résumé format. The form and instructions for completing it can be downloaded at the following URL: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/per01/r01_e.html
(2) Proof of receipt of most advanced degree (photocopy acceptable). If the degree has not yet been received, documentation, such as a letter from the applicant’s doctoral advisor, confirming the expected date of the granting of the degree.
(3) A list showing research accomplishments and teaching experience. Any format is acceptable. Indicate three major accomplishments with circles.
(4) Three major research papers or other research accomplishments (original copy, reprint, or photocopy), including at least one item in English.
(5) Summaries in English of the three major accomplishments indicated in (3). Each summary should be about one page in length on A4 or letter-size paper.
(6) A detailed description in English of the applicant’s teaching experience (about one page on A4 or letter-size paper).
(7) The names, affiliations, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of two referees.

 

Recommendations of potential candidates by others are also welcome. In such cases, the recommender should submit a letter of recommendation (about two A4 or letter-size pages in any format) as well as a brief résumé of the candidate and a list of the candidate’s major research publications and other accomplishments. The deadline for such recommendations is the same as for regular applications.

Applicants who pass the first stage of the selection process will be asked to submit the following for the second stage:
(8) Additional research accomplishments (original copies, reprints, or photocopies).

How to apply Submit all of the required documents together by mail or parcel delivery service.
1. Print “Application for Faculty Position in Japanese Literature” in red on the envelope containing application documents.
2. Materials submitted for the first stage of the selection process will not be returned.
Address for application submission Naoki Ogoshi,
Chair,
Department of Language and Information Sciences,
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo,
Komaba 3-8-1, Meguro-ku,
Tokyo 153-8902,
Japan

 

Selection process (1) First stage: Evaluation of submitted documents. Applicants who pass the first stage will be notified of the results in early April.
(2) Second stage: Applicants who pass the first stage will be asked to submit the additional items described in (8) by mid-April.
(3) Third stage: Applicants who pass the second stage will be interviewed in late April or early May. These applicants will be notified of the time, location, and other details of the interview later. Travel and other expenses will be borne by the applicants.
Contact Office of the Department of Language and Information Sciences,
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo,
E-mail: admin [at mark] boz.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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