Open Faculty Position (Assistant Professor, Hiroshima University Writing Center)

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    Hiroshima University
    Language sciencesLinguistics
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    15/11/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hiroshima
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[Affiliation (Appointment)]
Academy of Hiroshima University (Writing Center)

[Position(s) and the number of opening(s)]
Assistant Professor, one (1)

[Commencing date of employment]
The 1st of April 2020

[Terms of employment]
Tenure-track position(s)
Period of employment: Five (5) years

Tenure-track faculty members will undergo a tenure review six (6) months prior to completion of the term of appointment. Those who have successfully passed the review process will be granted tenure along with promotion to associate professor.
Granting tenure is subject to two reviewing process: an intermediate and final review. If a candidate is not granted tenure in the final review, he/she will be dismissed from the university upon completion of the term of appointment.
If a candidate takes leave because of life events such as delivering a baby, child-rearing and caregiving, he/she may extend the term of appointment according to the length of such leave. *If you would like to know more about the standards for tenure review, please contact the office shown below for any enquiries.

[Field of specialization]
Applied linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Rhetoric and Composition, and related areas

[Job Description]
The medium of communication and instruction is English
(1)Services for the Writing Center
a)Offering consultations on academic writing in English, such as drafts for academic journals and proposal abstract drafts for international conferences
b)Facilitating writing groups for assisting Hiroshima University researchers to write high quality journal papers
c)Organizing and leading seminars and workshops related to improving Hiroshima University researchers' academic writing
d)Mentoring student tutors for English
e)Contributing to the operation and management of the Writing Center in cooperation with your colleagues and staff members

(2)Teaching Responsibilities
・Undergraduate level (general education courses): Basic Academic Writing, Intermediate Academic Writing, etc.
・Graduate level (master's programs): English Rhetoric & Writing, etc.
・Graduate level (doctoral programs): Advanced Seminar on English Rhetoric & Writing, etc.
*In addition to the courses listed above, he or she may be asked to teach other general education courses and/or discipline specific courses in other department(s) and graduate school(s).

a)Conducting research based on your research plan and actively present research outcomes at academic conferences and journal papers
b)Aiming to acquire external research grants such as Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research KAKENHI
c)Using data and experiences gained through the activities at Hiroshima University Writing Center for current or future research

(4)Services for Hiroshima University
a)Participating in the management of Hiroshima University, including committees at university-wide and/or school/department-level

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[Employment status]
(1)If you agree to the application of the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work, you are deemed to work for 7 hours and 45 minutes a day and 38 hours and 45 minutes a week. If not, working hours are from 8:30 to 17:00 (from Monday to Friday) and break time is from 12:00 to 12:45.
(2)Working days are from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) in principle.
(3)Non-working days are Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in principle.

[Salary, etc.]
(1)The monthly salary system or annual salary system will be applied to successful candidates.
*Currently, we are considering a new annual salary system, and if the new system is introduced at date of adoption, it will apply.
(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.

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.

Additional comments

(1)Probationary employment period: six (6) months
(2)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 discarded in an appropriate manner after the completion of the selection processes.
(3)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.
(4)For each specialized field of faculty, Hiroshima University has defined Minimum standards for hiring new faculty (“the minimum standards"). We use the minimum standards for the initial screening process of the applicants, and only those who have cleared the minimum standards will qualify as the candidates for the post
concerned. The minimum standards used for this international job offer can be viewed by clicking the following URL link.
(5)HU provides employment information (research job, desk job and etc.).
If your spouse wishes to work for HU, please refer to the following URL link. employment information: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/employment/
(6)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.
(7)Hiroshima University plans to implement a campus-wide initiative to provide a diverse group of faculty members — especially young, female, and non-Japanese faculty members — with more opportunities to play a leading role on campus, thereby invigorating research and education activities at the university. With this in mind, and to make the age structure of the faculty more balanced, the university seeks applications from young researchers this time around.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Hiroshima University

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