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Open-rank position in the Core Program
Sophia University

  • Dec. 22, 2017
  • Open-rank position in the Core Program
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Sophia University
  • Mar. 20, 2018
  • Sep. 21, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • English as a Second Language
    Applied Linguistics
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Sophia University
Faculty of Liberal Arts
Tokyo, Japan

Position in the Core Program

The Faculty of Liberal Arts (FLA), Sophia University, invites applications for an open-rank position in its Core Program, starting 21 September 2018 (preferred) or 1 April 2019 (Assistant Professor is a five-year tenure-track appointment, while appointments of Associate Professor and Professor are tenured). The Core Program comprises a set of required courses for degree students, including composition courses, a public speaking course, and a critical thinking course. The successful candidate is expected to have a specialization in English composition and/or rhetoric and an active and clearly articulated research agenda, and to be able to teach all courses offered in the program. The language of instruction is English. (Please note that this is not an English as a Foreign Language teaching position.)

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, or Rhetoric by the time of appointment, a record of scholarly achievements, and experience teaching academic writing in higher education English-medium programs. Experience with one or more of the following is also preferred: undergraduate program management, curriculum development, writing centers, language testing, quantitative research methods, and teacher training. The candidate would be expected to carry out administrative duties within the Core Program and the university. Japanese language competency is desirable but not required.

Sophia University, located in central Tokyo, was founded in 1913 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and is one of Japan’s leading private universities. The Faculty of Liberal Arts is the oldest fully accredited, English-medium university program in Japan, and offers a comprehensive curriculum in humanities, social studies, and international business and economics. In addition to our degree students, we annually welcome about 400 exchange students from leading universities overseas.

Applications should include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three referees. Short listed candidates will be asked to submit further documents, including three recent publications (at least two of which should be peer-reviewed). Sophia University values diversity in its hiring practices.

A hardcopy of the applications should be sent by mail and postmarked by 20 March 2018 and addressed to:

     Professor Koichi Nakano, Dean
     Faculty of Liberal Arts
     Sophia University
     7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554

Note: No electronic applications will be considered.

For further information, contact Professor Bettina Gramlich-Oka at .

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  • Professor Bettina Gramlich-Oka
    Faculty of Liberal Arts
    Sophia University
    Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University
    7-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
    Tokyo 102-8554
  • gramlich-oka[at]


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