Akita International University (AIU), located in Akita, Japan,
is currently seeking a qualified applicant to teach in our English
for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. The individual hired
will be appointed at the lecturer, assistant/associate professor,
or full professor level. The position is tenure-track.
Expected start date is April 1, 2022 (negotiable).
AIU opened in 2004 as the first public ‘university corporation’
in Japan and, in recent years, it has been receiving growing
attention from leading companies, other higher educational
institutions and the mass media, for its unique education
policy. The University is committed to the provision of a
full international liberal arts curriculum and all the
undergraduate teaching is conducted entirely in English (with the
exception of the Japanese language program). All students are also
required to spend a minimum of one year studying abroad at one of
our approximately 200 overseas exchange partners. Normally,
there are about 800 Japan-based undergraduate students and 200
short-term international exchange students from all over the world
enrolled in the university. There are also approximately 60
Japanese and international students enrolled in AIU’s professional
graduate school. For more information, please refer to
English courses clearly play a fundamental role in the students’
education at AIU from their freshman year until they
graduate. All incoming freshmen (with the exception of a few
native/near-native students who have received a significant portion
of their prior education in English) take preparatory academic
courses in speaking and listening, reading, and writing and stay in
the intensive English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program until
they have sufficient mastery of the language to move on to take
various liberal arts courses in the Basic Education program.
And, even after completing the EAP program, students are required
to take Academic Reading across Disciplines as well as Composition
I and Composition II – Introduction to Research Writing.
Other undergraduate English courses available for students at AIU
include Speech Communication, Introduction to English Studies,
English Literature, Sociolinguistics, Linguistics, and Applied
AIU is looking for a vibrant candidate with a passion for, and
record of achievement in, classroom teaching and research. To
this end, it welcomes applications from candidates who have an
earned doctorate in a relevant field, e.g., SLA, TESOL, linguistics
or Applied Linguistics.