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Re: PhD in Education...now what?

Posted By: Paul
Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2004, at 6:49 p.m.

In Response To: Re: PhD in Education...now what? (Sunpower)

Sunpower, some further research for you

http://www.jalt-publications.org/tlt/articles/2004/10/mccasland

They note that out of 40-50 odd job interviews, at least half requested publications or abstracts, four wanted abstracts AND publications, six requested copies of all publications. There are some universities in Japan that do not ask for publications or abstracts but the candidate has strong Japanese skills or has a background in the subject. I know of one now that is advertising (part time admittedly) that does not even seek a Masters degree but a teacher with a Science background.

My argument is the majority of positions seek a publications, not all, and a lot will depend on the school or institution you are applying to. Out of 2 or 3,000 foreign university lecturers in Japan there will always be one or two that are the exception. That doesn't make not having publications that general rule, here.

I will also add that in the majority of cases, the schools may ask for publications after being hired if you want to get your limited contract extended, or get a promotion. There are certainly foreign teachers at universities who coast on nothing more than their native speaker ability and good fortune.

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PhD in Education...now what?
William M. -- Friday, 19 November 2004, at 8:33 p.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Paul -- Saturday, 20 November 2004, at 1:36 p.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Sunpower -- Sunday, 21 November 2004, at 10:03 a.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Paul -- Monday, 22 November 2004, at 6:44 p.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Paul -- Monday, 22 November 2004, at 6:41 p.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Gordon -- Tuesday, 23 November 2004, at 5:41 p.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Sunpower -- Tuesday, 23 November 2004, at 8:42 a.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Paul -- Wednesday, 24 November 2004, at 6:49 p.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
William -- Sunday, 28 November 2004, at 7:33 p.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Paul -- Monday, 29 November 2004, at 7:53 p.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Ari Sha Dupp -- Monday, 29 November 2004, at 8:36 a.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Paul -- Wednesday, 24 November 2004, at 5:03 a.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Sunpower -- Thursday, 25 November 2004, at 5:20 a.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Gordon -- Friday, 26 November 2004, at 8:24 p.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Ari Sha Dupp -- Saturday, 27 November 2004, at 8:05 a.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Paul -- Sunday, 28 November 2004, at 7:50 a.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Ruth Goode -- Sunday, 21 November 2004, at 10:52 p.m.
Re: PhD in Education...now what?
Ari Sha Dupp -- Sunday, 21 November 2004, at 8:53 a.m.

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