Writing Advisor Fellow (Full time, Hiroshima University) (10/24)

The Writing Advisor Fellow will provide consultations focusing on academic writing in English, such as drafts for academic journals. The Fellow will also facilitate writing groups for assisting Hiroshima University researchers to write high quality journal papers.


Job details: 

Main responsibilities: 
[Services for the Writing Center]
1. 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)
2. To facilitate writing groups for assisting HU researchers to write high quality journal papers
1. 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
2. To assist classes on academic writing for both graduate and undergraduate students
1. 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
2. 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

Initial six-month contract with the strong likelihood of extension to a total of 12 months, based on the Fellow’s performance and mutual agreement between the Fellow and the Research Planning Office.

1. Experiences in advising academic writing; Writing tutor experience at a writing center or similar program in a university required.
2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required, proficiency in Japanese is an advantage.
3. 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.
4. Experiences in publishing several journal papers required.
5. Proficiency in the use of MS Office applications skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.
6. The ability to coordinate activities and events.
7. Presentation and public speaking skills.

Compensation and Benefits: 
1. Monthly salary is 271,000 Japanese Yen (JPY). Items such as residence tax and annual pension may be deducted depending on individual circumstances.
2. Roundtrip airfare to/from Higashi-Hiroshima, based on university restrictions. (Economy tickets only)

Starting Date: 
January 2019 (exact starting date is negotiable)

For more details, see the application guideline at:

The application process can be started at:


Wednesday, October 24, 2018