The Writing Advisor Fellow will provide consultation about academic writing in English, such as drafts for academic journals and proposal abstract drafts for international conferences and also facilitate writing groups for assisting Hiroshima University (HU) researchers to write high quality journal papers. Moreover, the Fellow will plan, organize, and lead seminars and workshops related to improving HU researchers’ academic writing and presentation skills. Other responsibilities include giving mid-term and final reporting presentation and to compile written report based on the presentations. In addition, it is strongly expected that the Fellow will collaborate with her/his colleagues to contribute to enhance research competitiveness of HU.
Experiences in advising academic writing; Writing tutor experience at a writing center or similar program in a university required.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required, proficiency in Japanese is an advantage.
M.A. or above in Applied linguistics, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, or Scientific and Technical Writing required. Ph.D. holder preferred.
Experiences in publishing several journal papers required.
Proficiency in the use of MS Office applications skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.
The ability to coordinate activities and events.
Presentation and public speaking skills.
Additional Salary Information: The Fellow will receive an after-tax monthly salary of approximately 220,000 yen. In addition, he/she will be given a travel allowance for one-time airfare to and from Japan.
Hiroshima University (HU) is one of the largest and most comprehensive research universities in Japan. Based on its founding principle, “a single unified university, free and pursuing peace,” we are committed to promoting research that benefits the future of humankind while fostering excellent human resources. Comprising 11 faculties, 11 graduate schools, an attached research institute, universi...ty hospital, and 11 attached schools, HU has more than 1,500 faculty and 600 staff members as of November, 2016, as well as more than 15,000 students as of November, 2016. Amid increasing globalization, we are now starting to enhance international competitiveness in the field of academic research. HU has been selected to be one of the Japanese institutions to receive support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) as part of The Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities. Reflecting this backdrop, HU Writing Center started to expand its services in November 2013 given a mission to comprehensively enhance the university’s education and research functions by supporting everyone from undergraduates to graduate students and faculty members in improving their academic writing skills in a manner appropriate to their level.