The Writing Advisor Fellow will provide consultations focusing on academic writing in English, such as drafts for academic journals and proposal abstract drafts for international conferences. The Fellow will 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 report presentations and to compile written reports 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.
Services for the Writing Center
To provide consultation about academic writing in English, such as drafts for academic journals and proposal abstract drafts for international conferences (appointments are given priority)
To facilitate writing groups for assisting HU researchers to write high quality journal papers
To work independently or as part of a team to plan, organize, and lead seminars and workshops regularly related to improving HU researchers’ academic writing ability
To assist classes on academic writing for both graduate and undergraduate students
To utilize the obtained data and experiences as the Writing Advisor Fellow at HU Writing Center for her/his current or future research and present research outcomes at academic conferences and journal manuscripts
To collect information about and analyze the standard operating procedures of writing centers at other universities with specific interest in how they support and improve HU researchers’ academic writing; and to analyze the data collected through services such as consultations and writing groups for self-evaluation and improvement of the Writing Center
January 2019 (exact starting date is negotiable)
Application Due Date:
12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (Japan time)
Experience 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.
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.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Items such as residence tax and annual pension may be deducted depending on individual circumstances.
About Writing Center, Hiroshima University
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 12 faculties, 11 graduate schools, an attached research institute, university hospital, and 11 attached schools. As of May, 2018, HU has more than 1,700 faculty and 600 staff members, as well as more than 15,000 students. 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.
HU aspires to enhance its international competitiveness and reputation in global academic and educational fields by publishing more of its significant research results in English language journals and releasing research outcomes to international audiences. In order to make this possible, we created a paid fellowship program in 2016 which is ideal for someone who wishes to gain professional experiences working with non-native English writers and speakers, focusing on academic writing at the tertiary level and above.