Job opening: Sociology: Full-time Position (Associate or Assistant Professor)

Institution Type:   Akita International University, Faculty of International Liberal Arts
Location:   Japan
Position:   Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

Sociology

Public University Corporation / Akita International University (AIU)

The Faculty of International Liberal Arts invites applications for a position in Sociology at the Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor rank beginning April 1, 2012.

Akita International University is a highly selective, public institution committed to liberal arts education, located in Akita Prefecture, Japan, in which the sole language of instruction is English. AIU enrolls 800 Japan-based undergraduate students and 200 short-term international exchange students from all over the world. 60 Japanese and international students enroll in the professional graduate school. For more information please refer to http://www.aiu.ac.jp/

Appointment will be made on a three-year, fixed-term contract basis, and is renewable up to two times subject to mutual agreement with the possibility of tenure. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The substantive field of specialization within Sociology is open. We are seeking experienced candidates with exceptionally strong research and teaching record, with Ph.D. degree or equivalent qualification in Sociology or a closely related field.

A successful candidate is expected to teach the following courses:

Sociology
Sociology of Globalization
Ideas and Theories in the Social Sciences
Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Applicants should send: (1) a cover letter, (2) Curriculum Vitae, (3) a statement of research and teaching interests, (4) a sample of three works including at least one extensive research article, and should arrange that three letters of reference are sent to:

Sociology Position Search Committee
c/o Division of Academic Affairs
Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-city 010-1292 Japan
TEL: +81-18-886-5930
FAX: +81-18-886-5910

E-MAIL: positionaiu0809@aiu.ac.jp

Application materials can be sent by e-mail or fax, if the originals follow in regular mail. Those materials will not be returned and will be used for selecting a qualified candidate only.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. After screening, selected applicants will be invited to interview (including teaching demonstration) at AIU.  A round-trip airfare between Akita and the candidate’s residence will be paid.

Contact:

Sociology Position Search Committee
c/o Division of Academic Affairs
Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-city 010-1292 Japan
TEL: +81-18-886-5930
FAX: +81-18-886-5910
E-MAIL: positionaiu0809@aiu.ac.jp
Website: http://www.aiu.ac.jp/

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