Job Announcement: Mie University
Rank or Title: Assistant Professor
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics

Language Specialty: English
Application Deadline: 15-OCT-02
Employer: Mie University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
LL Issue: 13.1903
Date Posted: 07-11-2002
Job Description: Linguistics and English
Language Teaching Position in Mie, Japan.

The Division of English Language and Literature,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mie
University announces two tenure-track positions
(three-year contract (renewable) without Japanese
citizenship) at the assistant/associate professor
level, beginning April 1, 2003.

1. Teaching:
(i) English skill courses in the university-wide
English curriculum
(ii) Undergraduate and graduate (MA) linguistics
and linguistics related courses

2. Rank: Associate/assistant professor

3. Qualifications:
A prospective candidate must
(i) specialize in linguistics or applied
(ii) have a Ph.D. (preferred) or at least an MA
with teaching and/or research experiences for two
years after receiving the degree,
(iii) have a strong research profile to teach at
the graduate level,
(iv) be proficient in Japanese, if s/he is a
native speaker of English,

(v) and be capable of coordinating the
university-wide English curriculum
with part-time lecturers whose native language is
English, if s/he is a native speaker of English.

4. Required documents (either in English or in
(i) Curriculum vitae (a photo attached)
(ii) List of publications, oral presentations and
others (list them under
respective categories)
(iii) A copy of all the publications
(iv) An abstract each of the five selected
(200 words/abstract in
English, or 400 characters/abstract in Japanese)
(v) An essay stating your aspirations for
research and teaching (two pages,
double-spaced on A4 in English, or 1,500
characters in Japanese)
(vi) A statement of your proficiency in Japanese,
if you are a non-native speaker of Japanese.

5. Starting date: April 1, 2003

6. Deadline: Application materials must arrive by
October 15, 2002

7. Send your application materials in recorded
mail (write gEnglish faculty position application
materials enclosedh in red on the envelop) to:

Prof. Teiji Watanabe
Dean, the Faculty of Humanities and Social
Mie University
1515 Kamihama, Tsu
Mie 514-8507

Contact Noriko Hattori at
geigoei@human.mie-u.ac.jp for informal inquiries.

8. The successful candidate will be expected to
reside in or near the city of Tsu.
Application Address: Teiji Watanabe , Professor

1515 Kamihama
Tsu Mie
Japan 514-8507
Contact Information: Hattori
Email: geigoei@human.mie-u.ac.jp

John T. Denny M.S.Ed., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
International Cultural Studies Dept.
Kyoto University, Japan
USA fax to email#: (530)678-6519


Date: 24 May 2000 05:30:12 -0000
From: Seiki Ayano <ayano@human.mie-u.ac.jp>
Subject: Ling/Applied Ling: Lecturer at Mie University, Mie Japan

Rank of Job: Lecturer
Areas Required: Linguistics
Other Desired Areas: Applied linguistics
University or Organization: Mie University
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
State or Province: Mie
Country: Japan
Final Date of Application: Until the position is filled (possibly
Contact: Seiki Ayano ayano@human.mie-u.ac.jp

Address for Applications:
1515 Kamihama
Mie 514-8507

Linguistics and English Language Teaching Position in Mie, Japan.

The Division of English Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and
Social Sciences at Mie University announces a non-tenure-track opening
at the lecturer level, beginning September 1, 2000 for two years
(maybe renewable for one more year).

The successful candidate will be required to teach a course in
linguistics, one in American and British cultural studies and four in
English speaking and writing skills. Each course meets once a week for
90 minutes; an academic year consists of thirty teaching weeks.
Administrative responsibilities include coordinating the upper division
of the ESL program.

We are seeking a native speaker of English with (preferably) a Ph.D. in
linguistics or other related areas, publications and evidence of
scholarly potential. Teaching experience at the tertiary level is
strongly preferred.

Review of candidates begins May 29, and will continue until the position
is filled (possibly mid-June). Please send c.v., and names and
addresses of two references to:

Atsuko Oda
Associate Professor
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mie University
1515 Kamihama, Tsu
Mie 514-8507

Mie University is a national, comprehensive university and is
approximately a one-hour train ride from Nagoya.

Informal inquiries about the position should be sent to Seiki Ayano at


Delivered-To: debito.org-debito@debito.org
From: "Seiki Ayano" <ayano@human.mie-u.ac.jp>
To: <debito@debito.org>
Subject: request
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 20:57:44 +0900
At 8:57 PM +0900 02.11.1, Seiki Ayano wrote:
> Dear David,
> I just noticed that you have the following job ad at your site:
> http://www.debito.org/miedata.html
> Since the application deadline is long overdue, I would like
> you to delete it. In addition, I would very much
> appreciate it if you could kindly ask us for our permission
> before you put it up in your homepage.
> Sincerely,
> Seiki
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Seiki Ayano, Ph.D.
> Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
> Mie University
> 1515 Kamihama, Tsu
> Mie 514-8507
> Japan.
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Hello Dr Ayano, and thank you for your response.

The Mie University job advertisements (both 2000 and 2002) up at the Blacklist of Japanese Universities substantiate the fact that your institution offers discriminatory employment based upon the nationality, not the qualifications, of the educator candidate.

Particularly problematic is the fact the newer Mie University advertisement makes clear that for the same position, Japanese get a tenure-track position while foreigners get three-year renewable contracts (despite wanting PhD candidates with Japanese language proficiency).

Whether or not the application deadline on these advertisements is "overdue" is immaterial to inclusion on the Blacklist.

Moreover, since these are public documents, i.e. public announcements from your university, I am sure you are aware that one does not need your permission to post them.

Thus, the information will remain up at the Blacklist, and the Monitor will retain the right to post this and any future correspondence from you or your university on the same site for public view.

Thank you very much again for your correspondence.

Arudou Debito, Monitor
Blacklist of Japanese Universities