Jobs Listing

Full-Time Tenured, Nara University

Nara University anticipates an opening for a full-time native speaker beginning in April, 2023. This is a tenured position, involving teaching Oral Communication classes to undergraduate students as well as several intensive sessions per year for the Distance Education program. Candidates with research interests in any area of Linguistics, Literature, English Education or a related field will be considered. Ideally, we would like to hire someone in their 30s~50s. Although a Ph.D. is preferred, candidates with an MA degree and evidence of solid research will be considered. The ability to handle committee work, student advising and other activities in Japanese is an important requirement for the post (approximately level N2 on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.) Experience as a full-time contract professor or shokutaku would be an asset as well. Interested teachers who meet the above requirements are encouraged to contact Kathleen Yamane for further details at kathleen@daibutsu.nara-u.ac.jp . Application materials will be collected until June 30th with interviews to follow in July.

Volunteer with JALT Publications!

The JALT Publications, JALT Journal, The Language Teacher, and the PostConference Publication, are looking for volunteers to review, copy edit, and proofread manuscripts and submissions. Training and mentoring will be provided to those who want to assist The Language Teacher and the PostConference Publication, as such no prior experience is necessary to join those teams. These positions do not involve a huge time commitment and are great ways to learn more about the publication process, improve your own academic writing skills, and make new connections within the JALT community. For more information, visit our recruiting page. You can also send an email to any of the journal editors for specific information or to jaltpubs.pubchair@jalt.org for general inquiries.

Join a Dynamic Team. Help with JALT2022 Conference Planning

The JALT2022 Conference Planning Committee is working on bringing our community a great conference in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan from November 11 to November 14. If you want to volunteer, please contact Director of Program, Wayne Malcolm at program@jalt.org.

We are currently looking to fill some key positions such as Conference Manager, Digital Conference Handbook Layout Editor, Plenary Speaker Liaison, Featured Speaker Liaison, and someone to organize student volunteers who will work onsite at the conference. (We already found our Conference Site Manager!) These are not the only roles available. Again, contact Wayne Malcolm using the above email address.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a team and work on JALT’s marquee event, one of the biggest conferences in our community. Lend us your skills and you will be recognized!!!