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Associate Professor of English (Kyushu University, Linguistic Information)
Kyushu University
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Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Department of Linguistic Environment, Section of Linguistic Information
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National university
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The Faculty of Languages and Cultures, Kyushu University, consists of academics conducting research on various countries and areas in the world. The accomplishments of the institute are applied to education of students at graduate and undergraduate level, for which the Faculty is primarily responsible. It is seeking for a qualified candidate for a tenured position of an associate professor as follows:

Job Description:
(1) Research in Linguistic Information.
(2) Teaching approximately five 90-minute EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classes per week per semester primarily to undergraduate students, i.e., equivalent to 10 classes per year.
(3) Curriculum development, and teaching materials development.
(4) Administrative/management duties, including entrance examinations.
(5) Possible future opportunities to teach undergraduate/graduate content courses.

Place of work: Kyushu University Ito Campus, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan.

Number of Vacancies: One Position for Associate Professor.

Start of Appointment: April 1, 2023

Research field
Job type
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Fukuoka 

(1) A doctoral degree in Linguistics or a relevant field.
(2) Previous experience of teaching English at the university level in Japan.
(3) Fluency in English and Skills to teach EFL classes in English.
(4) Skills to teach Academic Writing in English.
(5) Skills related to DX (Digital Transformation)
(6) Ability to conduct above duties in Japanese.


Terms of Employment:
(1) Annual Salary: Commensurate with age and qualifications, based on the guidelines for the Kyushu University Salaries.
(2) Working hours: Kyushu University allows the employee to engage in his/her work while leaving it to his/her discretion to decide the means and the allotment of time for performing the work and regarding them as having worked for the prescribed number of working hours (7 hours and 45 minutes), irrespective of how much time he/she has actually spent on his/her work.
(3) Days off: Every Saturday and Sunday, national holidays, and other days as specified.
(4) The employee enrolls in the health insurance, pension insurance, mutual retirement pension program, and employment insurance.
(5) Measures against passive smoking: No smoking on the premises.
(6) Questions about employment terms should be directed to Personnel Section:

Application period
2022/11/08 -  2022/12/09 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

Application documents:
(1) A full curriculum vitae. Each job experience item must contain specific information as to whether the position was full-time or part-time.
(2) A list of research and teaching achievements. Publications must be labeled as refereed or non-refereed.
(3) Copies of three major research publications (Mark the corresponding items in the list.)
(4) Statement of aspiration for research and teaching (approx. 500 words in English and 1000 characters in Japanese).
(5) Photocopy of highest degree certificate.
(6) Two references (names and e-mail addresses)
*The submitted documents shall be used solely for the purpose of this selection.

JREC-IN Portal Web application is available.

Selection Process:
(1) After the first stage of reviewing the application materials, shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview (either in person or online).
(2) You may be asked to give a demo lesson during the interview.
(3) No travel expenses for the interview will be borne by Kyushu University.
(4) After the final selection has been made, applicants will be informed of the result via email.

For all queries, contact the Search Committee Chair Prof. Narahiko INOUE at:

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Additional information

Kyushu University employs faculty members in accordance with the principles of the Basic Act for a Gender-Equal Society (1999), the Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities (1970), the Act for Promotion of Employment of Persons with Disabilities (1960), and the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (2013). Kyushu University established the System of Employment of Faculty Members with Accompanying Spouse in July 2017.

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