The Center for Cultural Research and Studies (CCRS) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of a senior associate professor or an associate professor.

The University of Aizu has a Teacher Certification Program in which students can obtain specialized certificates for teaching in junior high school (Mathematics), in high school (Mathematics) and in high school (Information). About 20 students per year obtain specialized certificates and a few of them find teaching positions in Fukushima and neighboring prefectures. There are two full-time faculty members for the teacher-training course. Successful applicant will belong to the Center for Cultural Research and Studies (CCRS).

  1. Job title

    One Associate Professor or Senior Associate Professor

    Three-year tenure-track appointment followed by evaluation and tenure until the mandatory retirement age of 65 if qualified.
    If you have any questions about the tenure-track position, please contact Prof. Okudaira (see "10. Contact information" below).

  2. Field of specialization

    Psychology or Education

  3. Course assignments

    1) Courses Concerning the Teaching Profession
    a. Education Psychology and one of the following classes that you can teach
     Education Methods, Student Guidance and Counseling, Course Counseling
    b. Classes which several faculty members have charge
     Pre and Post Guidance for Teaching Practice, Practice for Teaching Profession, Practical Application in Education.

    2) General Education Courses
    Psychology, Academic skill 1, 2

  4. Date of employment

    April 1, 2018 (Negotiable)

  5. Qualification requirements

    1) A Ph.D. or equivalent in Psychology or Education.

    2) Teaching experience of teacher-training course classes, especially teacher training course classes, is preferable, but not necessarily required for those who are under 30 years old.

  6. Submission Package

    1) CV(photograph attached, date of birth, current address, phone number, E-mail, academic background, professional career, teaching career, academic societies you belong, date of doctor's degree and the title of dissertation, should be included)

    2) Research achievement list (Please list books, refereed papers or equivalent results, and other reference papers separately in chronological order), and summary of each work

    3) Summary of your whole research

    4) Copies of your best published papers (three papers)

    5) Two letters of recommendation
    And one other referee with his/her name, affiliation and contact addresses (phone number and E-mail)

    Please submit letters of recommendation in one of the following ways.
    *Applicant makes each letter of recommendation (with recommender's autograph or seal) into an electronic file, and send all the documents together.
    *Each recommender sends an electronic file directly to the application mail address below.

    6) Brief syllabi of your possible courses to teach
    Please submit syllabi of
    Education Psychology
    one of the following classes that you can teach (Education Methods, Student Guidance and Counseling, Course Counseling).
    If you can teach the other classes, please submit their syllabi, too.

    7) Education and research plans (One A-4 size paper each)
    Prepare English versions on the occasion of the secondary selection (job interview and presentation)

    8) Submission rules
    Free format. Please submit your electronic files via E-mail. You can send us printed matters as your best 3 achievements by post.
    Documents should be in Japanese.

  7. Deadline

    August 31, Thursday, 2017, 17:00 (JST)

  8. Selection process

    Primary selection: documentary elimination
    Secondary selection: job interview and presentation
    Successful candidates will be informed by E-mail after the primary selection.
    Secondary selection will be done at the end of September.

  9. Application Mailing Address

    Prof. Kyoko Okudaira
    Office for Planning and Management
    The University of Aizu

    Submission via E-mail is requested in principle, with the title (mail subject) of "UoA Faculty Recruitment".
    Personal information will not be used for purposes other than the selection.

    Please send printed matters as your best achievements to the following address by post, if they cannot be computerized. If you want your printed matters returned, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
    Prof. Kyoko Okudaira
    Office for Planning and Management
    The University of Aizu
    Tsuruga, Ikki-machi, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima, JAPAN

  10. Contact information

    About the job: selection committee chair, Prof. Kikuchi, Director of Center for Cultural Research and Studies

    About Submission package or selection process: Prof. Okudaira, Office for Planning and Management
    TEL: +81 (0)242-37-2573

  11. Other

    *Duty hours: 7 h 45 min/day, 38 h 45 min/week. Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work.
    *Salary and rank: Commensurate with qualifications and experience according to regulations of Fukushima prefecture.
    *Holidays: Saturday, Sunday, National holidays, and Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 29 to Jan. 3)
    *Insurance: Japan Mutual Aid Association of Public School Teachers
    *A faculty housing is located about 2.5 km from the university.

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