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Fulltime (Tenured) Professor or Associate Professor Position of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or Related Areas, Department of English, Doshisha University
Doshisha University
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Department of English
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The Department of English at Doshisha University, located in Kyoto, has an opening for a fulltime (tenured) faculty member, beginning in April, 2022.

Professor or Associate Professor depending on qualifications.

Academic Field:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or related areas

Date of Appointment: April 1, 2022

1) Teaching courses on English Linguistics and English-language skill courses in the Department of English.

2) Teaching load:
A minimum of four 90-minute classes per week.

3) Administrative responsibilities:
Involvement in curriculum design and planning; coordination of classes; contributions to Doshisha's international exchange programs; participation in designated committees; invigilation and entrance examination duties; and publicity activities.

The address of the campus:
Karasuma Higashi-iru, Imadegawa-dori
Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto、602-8580, Japan

Research field
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or Related Areas
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Professor level
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Kinki district - Kyoto 


1) Native English speaker competence

2) Ph.D. degree in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics or related areas

3) Teaching experience at the university level desirable

4) Resident of the Kansai area of Japan from April 1, 2022

5) Sufficient Japanese proficiency for general administrative tasks desirable


Salary, research fund, duty hours and holidays are clearly and minutely stipulated by Doshisha University.

Teaching load is a minimum of four 90-minute classes per week. There is a possibility of being requested to teach more classes.

Insurances are Health insurance (Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan), employee pension and employment insurance.

Application period
2021/03/03 -  2021/07/01 Deadline for receipt
Application materials must arrive by Thursday, July 1, 2021, via registered postal mail (kakitome). No emailed application is accepted.
/notification of result
/contact details

Application materials:

1) Curriculum vitae (rirekisho) and a list of academic publications (gyosekisho). Please note that there are no designated forms for these.

2) Two letters of recommendation.

3) One offprint/copy of each of three academic publications, with an English synopsis (about 500 words) of each publication.

4) Statement in English (about 1,000 words), explaining the reasons for applying, including personal philosophy/comments regarding teaching and research.

5) Photocopies of Bachelor's degree certificate, Master's degree certificate and Doctorate certificate.

Interview and lecture demonstration (to be held in August or September 2021):
Applicants who pass the first screening will be invited to attend an interview and to give a lecture demonstration on the Imadegawa Campus at Doshisha University, Kyoto (or via Zoom if they reside outside of Japan when the interview takes place).

Send applications to:
Professor Chiharu Kikuta, Dean
Faculty of Letters
Doshisha University
Karasuma Higashi-iru,
Imadegawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
602-8580 Japan

N.B. Please print “Application Documents (Linguistics/Applied Linguistics)" on the front of the envelope in red.

Inquiries should be directed to: Professor Mariko Sugahara
(, the chair of English Department, Faculty of Letters, Doshisha University.

Please note:
1) After receipt of initial application materials, a request may be made for additional items.

2) We may request to see the original degree certificates/diplomas.

3) For those candidates who are requested to come to Doshisha for an interview, partial funding for transportation costs will be considered pursuant to the Department's regulations regarding such funding.

4) Candidates will be immediately notified of the results upon completion of the process.

5) Application materials cannot be returned.

6) Applicants should provide contact details if they are changed after their applications.

Doshisha University home page:

Application materials will be retained by the Department of English, and will be safely disposed of after the selection. Personal information will not be used for purposes other than the one here stated, according to the Protection of Personal Information Law of Japan.

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■Applying from Long-Distance Areas or Overseas

Applicants residing outside of Japan who pass the first screening will be invited to attend an interview and to give a lecture demonstration via Zoom.

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