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[This is an unofficial English summary prepared from the official Japanese announcement. Please refer to the official Japanese version for clarifications.]

Position Announcement for Specialist in Communication Studies
The Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies at Nanzan University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Communication Studies position as follows.

Job Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Appointment to: Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
Courses to be taught: “Political Communication” and/or “Interpersonal Communication,” “Introduction to Communication Studies,” “Special Topics in Communication Studies,” “Seminar,” and other courses including departmental English language courses and university-wide general courses
Areas of Specialization: Communication Studies
Starting Date of Appointment: 1 April 2014

Minimum Qualifications:
1. The candidate must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Communication Studies or related areas as of the time of appointment.
2. The candidate must be able to teach Communication Studies within the framework of British and American Studies.
3. The candidate must be able to teach Communication Studies in English and Japanese.
4. As a regular faculty member, the candidate must be willing and able to assume those non-academic administrative duties normally undertaken by faculty members.
5. Japanese citizenship is NOT a prerequisite. However, the candidate must possess sufficient Japanese skills to fulfill all administrative duties normally undertaken by staff members.
6. After hiring, the candidate must reside in an area within reasonable commuting distance of Nanzan University’s Nagoya Campus.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2013 (All documents must be received by this date.)

Required Documents:
1. Curriculum vitae—Applicant’s education and employment history should be clearly noted.
2. List of published research (papers, books, and monographs, including the MA and PhD theses) and a summary of teaching achievements.
3. Abstract of each publication listed in 2 above. (Approximately 400 characters in Japanese.)
4. Offprints or copies of the three most recent major publications. (In the list of publications, please indicate these with a circle.)
5. Proof of the highest academic degree achieved (Copy of diploma or certificate is acceptable. Please do not send original as documents cannot be returned), or a document indicating the clear prospect of acquiring PhD by the time of appointment (free format).
6. One letter of recommendation. (The relationship between the applicant and referee must be made clear in the reference. Please submit in a sealed envelope.)
Applicants who pass the document screening will be invited to come to Nanzan University for an interview at their own expense. They may be asked to demonstrate their teaching ability at the interview.

Letter of application and accompanying documents should be submitted to:
Communication Studies Position Search Committee
Department of British and American Studies
Office of the Faculty of Foreign Studies
Nanzan University
18 Yamazato-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8673 Japan

For further inquiries, please contact:
Professor William F. PURCELL, Chair
Department of British and American Studies
E-mail: purcell AT

1. Please note that all submitted documents cannot be returned. Please do not send originals of diplomas, certificates, or documents which cannot be replaced. Originals of papers, books, and monographs will be returned after the final screening.
2. All personal information provided on the application will be handled with utmost care in accordance with university privacy regulations. The information will not be used for any purpose other than screening candidates for the position.
3. In the case of foreign nationals (excluding those with Special Permanent Resident status) employment will begin with a two-year contract, renewable at the mutual agreement of both parties. During the third year of employment, if both parties agree, renewal from the fifth year can include an unlimited term contract (i.e. tenure).