Sep 22

Job: Faculty-Led Advisor Position at San Diego State University

Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies is continuing the search for an advisor for faculty-led study abroad programs. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team and be directly responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating a full range of services and programs to meet the international objectives of the university and the needs of students seeking, engaged in, or who have returned from education abroad programs. Application review will begin on October 6th.
You can view this posting at:
https://cmsweb.cms.sdsu.edu/psp/HSDPRDF/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=5353&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Please direct questions to SDSU’s Center for Human Resources rather than to the hiring department.


Sep 13

Job: NC State Study Abroad Office- Regional Coordinator position

Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

An opening in the Study Abroad Office at North Carolina State University for a full-time Regional Coordinator for Latin-America and Sub-Saharan Africa. A full job description can be found at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/42118.

*RESPONSIBILITIES*
In designated geographic regions (currently the Americas, Caribbean, and Sub-Saharan Africa), serve as the lead contact and advisor for NC State study abroad programs. Manage student exchange agreements for designated region, including facilitating renewals and initiating new agreements, as well as maintaining balance of enrollment numbers. Research programs and communicate with colleagues at partner institutions and program providers in the United States and abroad regarding academic opportunities, costs, housing options, support services, and exchange agreements.

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Sep 13

Job: Stanford Univ. Special Programs Coordinator, BING Overseas Studies Program

Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

Stanford University is pleased to announce the following position:

*Special Programs Coordinator (64192), BING Overseas Studies Program*

The Special Programs Coordinator is responsible for managing and coordinating overseas seminars and other short-term, faculty-initiated programs. The Special Programs Coordinator exercises a high degree of independence and judgment in solving problems, executing and completing projects, interacting with colleagues and managers throughout the University, as well as faculty, students, and parents.

To Apply*:
– Access the Stanford Careers website at http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
– Click on Job Search
– Enter “64192” the Job Number Search field (the search result will appear)

**Please Note: *Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume via the Stanford University website. Applications submitted directly to BING Overseas Studies Program office will not be considered.


Sep 13

Job: University of Georgia at Oxford – Associate Director position

 Posted by Sean Pavlik (Fukui-ken, 2010-12), International Programs Officer for the DC-based Congressional Study Group on Japan. Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.


 

The University of Georgia at Oxford Study Abroad Program seeks an Associate Director for the University’s Residential Center Study Abroad Program in Oxford, England. This position is based primarily at the UGA campus in Athens, Georgia, with significant travel duties to the U.K. The Associate Director assists the Director in the administration of the Oxford programs and Center and serves as the second-in-command for the UGA at Oxford Program. Duties include program and facilities oversight, communications and development, and IT development and support. The Associate Director will be responsible for marketing the UGA at Oxford Program, organizing Alumni events, planning special extension events such as lectures and debates, and preparing the Program’s annual newsletter. The Associate Director is also expected to remain active in research and academic life at the University of Georgia through teaching and curriculum development. Read More


Jul 24

CFR 2014–2015 International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.

A nice JET-relevant opportunity, received directly from the Council on Foreign Relations which requested that it be shared with the JET alumni community.

Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Overview: 

Founded in 1997, the International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. In cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the program’s sponsor, Hitachi, Ltd., assists fellows in finding suitable host organizations in Japan. CFR awards approximately three to five fellowships annually.

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Jun 17

Rotary Peace Fellowships – July 1 Deadline

Thanks to JETAANY Board member Mark Flanigan, himself a former Rotary Peace Fellow, for sharing this. Mark also mentioned that 6 JET alums in total have received Rotary Peace Fellowships. Please note the July 1 deadline.

Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Overview: 

Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Each year, Rotary funds some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. These fellows are committed to the advancement of peace, and often go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations such as the United Nations and World Bank.

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May 23

2014-15 Harvard Fellowship in Japanese Digital Humanities & Social Sciences (Boston)

Thanks to Pamela Fields of CULCON for passing on this unique and JET-relevant opportunity, which came to her originally from Vickey Best, Executive Director of the North American Coordinating Council on Japanese Library Resources. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

2014-15 HARVARD FELLOWSHIP IN JAPANESE DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University announces a
special fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year (with the potential to be renewed for one
additional year), for a person in any field of East Asian studies, with extensive expertise in the
digital humanities or qualitative digital data management in the social sciences. The fellow will
be expected to assist faculty, students, and research affiliates, as described below, and assist
specific digital projectssuch as the Constitutional Revision in Japan Research Project and
especially the Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters (www.jdarchive.org).

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Apr 1

MOOCs on English Teaching [英語教授法 無料オンラインコースのご案内]

Thanks to AJET Chair Kay Makishi for passing on this interesting ESL professional development opportunity which she received via the US Consulate in Fukuoka. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Overview:

The U.S. Department of State recently announced the launch of Shaping the Way We Teach English MOOC, a massive open online course (MOOC) for English as a foreign language (EFL) educators. The ten-week university-level course was developed by the University of Oregon and is currently available on the Coursera platform. The course is being offered globally and free of charge. Please click on the link above for more information.


Mar 7

Student Delegates Sought for Upcoming Japan-America Student Conference (Deadline March 31)

This isn’t for JET alums per se. But if you know anyone who might be interested, it’s a great way to help support the future of Japan-US relations. Please note the March 31 application deadline.

Thanks to AJET Chair Kay Makishi for pointing JASC Executive Director Yuuki Shinomiya towards JETwit.

 Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Overview:

The Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) is currently recruiting student delegates for the 66th Annual Conference, which will be held in the U.S. in August 2014. This student-led exchange program, initiated in 1934 by university students concerned by the breakdown of bilateral relations prior to the Second World War, JASC has evolved into a leadership training program for both Japanese and American students. Read More


Mar 7

GLOBIS University MBA for JETs (Tokyo)

Thanks to JETAA UK Chair Sarah Parsons for sharing this info.  A great transition step opportunity for current JETs.  Sarah was recently in Tokyo to speak at the After JET Conference and while there met with people from GLOBIS who made her aware of this program and that scholarships are available for JETs.  Please not the March 12 deadline.  Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Overview:

GLOBIS University in Tokyo offers a full time and part-time MBA course taught in English with opportunities for internships. This is suitable for JETs wanting to bridge the gap between their time on JET and developing professional experience as well as a transferable qualification. There are scholarships available for fees that JETs are eligible for and also possible funding for living expenses. Read More


Feb 27

2014 JETAANorthern California Scholarship Application

Saw this posted to the JETAA Northern California LinkedIn group. I know none of you are high school students, but maybe you know someone or have kids who might be interested.

Context: JETAANC set this scholarship up a number of years ago. They’re the only chapter to offer something like this, which is really terrific since promoting study of Japan is a great example of Return On JET-vestment.

Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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2014 JETAANorthern California Scholarship Application

Timeline:
Submit completed online form and required uploads by no later than March 14, 2014.

Background:
The JETAANC serves as a support network and resource for returning JET Program participants in their transition to the Northern California Area, and also provides assistance in the recruitment and orientation for the JET Program to the Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco. The organization also works to promote and support understanding of Japan, and organizes and actively participates in Japan-related events

Purpose:
The JETAANC Scholarship honors one high school senior each year that has demonstrated a genuine interest in Japan with a non-renewable $2000 academic scholarship. JETAANC requires that the recipient be accepted to an accredited institution of higher learning beginning Fall 2014 and who is a resident of one of the Northern California or Nevada counties that the JETAANC serves.

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Jan 16

JET Alumnus to Give Encore Lecture on Student Loan Debt in NYC

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Writer, researcher, and JET alumnus Matt Leichter (Saitama-ken ’03-’05) will give an encore performance of his lecture, “College Education: Certain Debt, Uncertain Income.” It will again be hosted by the Henry George School of Social Science in New York City. The event date is Wednesday, January 29, at 6:30 PM. The location is not the school’s normal address; instead it will be at:

NYC Seminar and Conference Center

71 West 23rd Street (corner of 6th Ave.)

New York, NY 10010

Here is the lecture’s abstract:

Soaring costs for education, together with limited job opportunities and stagnant wage growth, place substantial financial and psychological burdens on students.

Noted columnist and researcher Matt Leichter reviews tuition inflation, cuts in public funding and the business of lending to students. Mr. Leichter will also propose reforms to the system of financing college education.

Space is limited; please register to attend by emailing hgs.billy@gmail.com.


Jan 16

Job: Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship at Pacific Forum (Honolulu)

Thanks to AJET’s Sarah Stout and Kay Makishi for passing on this JET-relevant opportunity. Posted by blogger and podcaster Jon Dao (Toyama-ken, 2009-12)Click here to join the JETwit Jobs Google Group and receive job listings even sooner by email.

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Overview:
Each year, an independent committee of six experts – three each from the United States and Japan — selects one outstanding Japanese and one outstanding US citizen to be a resident Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellow at Pacific Forum’s Honolulu office. This prestigious fellowship opportunity supports a mid-career academic or professional by providing the cost-of-living and institutional support to allow him or her to explore a security-related issue that concerns the alliance. Fellows are provided with the following: Read More


Dec 2

JET Alumn to Lecture on Student Loan Debt in NYC

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Writer, researcher, and ex-JET Matt Leichter (Saitama-ken ’03-’05) will be presenting “College Education: Certain Debt, Uncertain Income” at the Henry George School of Social Science in New York City on Friday, December 20, at 6:30 PM. Here is the abstract:

Soaring costs for education, together with limited job opportunities and stagnant wage growth, place substantial financial and psychological burdens on students.

Noted columnist and researcher Matt Leichter reviews tuition inflation, cuts in public funding and the business of lending to students. Mr. Leichter will also propose reforms to the system of financing college education.

The school is located in Manhattan on East 30th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue.


Nov 12

Let’s Talk Japan, Episode 17 – Temple University Japan

 

Let’s Talk Japan is a monthly, interview format podcast covering a wide range of Japan-related topics.  Host Nick Harling (Mie-ken, 2001-03) lived in Japan from 2001 until 2005, including two great years as a JET Program participant in Mie-Ken.  He practices law in Washington, D.C., and lives with his wife who patiently listens to him talk about Japan . . . a lot.

In this episode, Nick speaks with Bruce Stronach, the dean of Temple University Japan, the oldest and largest foreign university in Japan.  Together they discuss the unique undergraduate and graduate opportunities available at Temple’s Tokyo campus as well as recent trends and the future of higher education in Japan.

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