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Job Opening Announcement (Tenured Position)(Global Studies Major, International School of Liberal Arts and Sciences [provisional name]
Department Global Studies Major
Explanation of institution Musashi University is planning to launch a new school that will provide interdisciplinary teaching and research across a range of fields including language and communication studies, literary, cultural, Japanese and ethnic studies, as well as economics, political science and international relations. The faculty is currently looking for suitably qualified candidates to apply for the tenured position within the Global Studies (GS) Major, with special responsibility for teaching within and supporting the development of this new curriculum, which will begin in April 2022. Details of the position are as follows.
Job details Teaching and administrative responsibilities:
[1] Teaching undergraduate courses, especially major classes for GS students (see below)
[2] Providing support for GS students’ acquisition of the EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and academic skills needed to complete their studies
[3] Contributing to the administration of the GS
[4] Contributing to the administration of university-wide English education programs
[5] Duties pertaining to university entrance examinations and committees
[6] Academic supervision and pastoral care of students
 
Courses to be taught:
As a member of the full-time faculty, you will be required to teach 5 undergraduate classes per week in total from among the following
[1] Lectures and/or seminars from among the GS Major offerings (all taught in English) related to the applicant’s area of expertise
[2] Compulsory English (EAP) and English skills (jisshu) classes for GS students
[3] General education or other classes within the curriculum relating to the applicant’s area of expertise

※A typical course load for a political scientist would be expected to include the GS lecture course, Topics in Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, as well as contributions to the introductory first-year lecture series, Survey of Global Studies. The rest would consist of two or three seminars from among Global Studies Seminar (Global Relations), GS 1st Year Seminar, Capstone Project Seminar; and one or two practical skills or language classes such as Critical Thinking, Academic Presentation Skills, EAP or general English etc.[Course names are provisional.]
Recruitment background Musashi University sees the fostering of global citizens as one of its missions, in keeping with the foundational principles of the university as well as the objectives of its mid-term development plan, and as a part of those efforts is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty. The university is an equal opportunities employer, and all applications will be considered solely on the basis of professional accomplishments and personal merit.
Number of positions 1 position
Job type Full-time lecturer (tenured). Suitably experienced applicants may be eligible to be hired at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
Employment status Full-time
Period of Employment There is a degree of flexibility regarding the starting date: while candidates are expected to be available to work full-time from April 1, 2021, an earlier (September 2020) starting date could be negotiated.
Work location 1-26-1 Toyotama-kami, Nerima-ku,
Tokyo, 176-8534 Japan
Research field Politics, International relations
Qualifications Academic credentials:
[1] Field. Applicants should have expertise in one of the following areas: international relations, political science, comparative politics
[2] Degree completion:
① Applicants must have completed a Master’s program (or the equivalent component of a PhD program) at least 3 years prior to the starting date of the position applied for.
② Applicants must hold at least a Master’s degree in one of the above fields.
[3] Publications: applicants are expected to be active researchers with at least three academic publications relevant to the courses they will teach (this may include a dissertation submitted for a Master’s degree).
[4] Others:
① Applicants should possess appropriate professional experience and enthusiasm to contribute to the content, development and management of the Global Studies Major, English language education, study support systems and study abroad programs at Musashi, both as educators and as administrators.
② Applicants should be native speakers of English, or have a command of English equivalent to that of a native speaker. While they are not required to have strong Japanese language skills, they should have the language and intercultural communicative competence necessary to carry out their responsibilities effectively in a Japanese university environment.
③ Applicants should be physically fit enough to carry out their assigned duties.
 
Compensation Salary and benefits will be determined according to Musashi University guidelines.
Application period Applications must have arrived by the deadline, 23rd of January, 2020 (Thursday). Late applications will not be considered.
Application method [1] Cover letter
[2] Curriculum vitae, including a photo and email address as well as all relevant information since high school (degrees attained, employment history, academic prizes or grants awarded, research activities, details of affiliations with academic associations etc.)
[3] Complete list of publications

*Note that both CV and list of publications should be signed and dated.

[3] Reprints or copies of three publications considered most relevant to the position applied for (at least one publication must be in English)
[4] A summary in English (about 400 words) for each of the three publications.
    A Japanese summary (about 800 characters) may also be included.
[5] Certificates of English/Japanese language proficiency (as appropriate)

* Candidates for the final stage interview may be required to submit letters of recommendation. Further documentation, including copies of degree and other certificates as well as additional publications, may be also be requested.

* Application materials will not in principle be returned. Those who wish to have any of their supporting documentation returned should state so explicitly in their accompanying letter and, for those residing in Japan, should include stamps affixed to the value of 520 yen to cover domestic postage costs. Applicants residing outside of Japan should contact the office to make individual arrangements.

All the above materials must be sent in one package marked "GS Major Application" in red letters on the front. The package should be sent to the following address by registered mail:
 
Administrative Affairs Division
Musashi University
1-26-1 Toyotama-kami, Nerima-ku,
Tokyo, 176-8534 Japan
 
Selection process Selection procedure: Review of application materials followed by a panel interview (short-listed candidates only). Details of subsequent stages of the approval process will be explained to candidates who are successful at the interview stage.

Short-listed candidates will be notified of the interview schedule as early as possible.
For interviewees residing in Japan, the university will provide domestic travel expenses to cover the cost of attending a scheduled interview. For those residing abroad, the university will provide travel and accommodation expenses to cover the costs of attending a scheduled interview. The amount will be determined according to the university guidelines.
Selection result The successful candidate will be informed in writing once a decision has been made.
Contact details Administrative Affairs Division
Musashi University
1-26-1 Toyotama-kami, Nerima-ku,
Tokyo, 176-8534 Japan

Written queries should be made via e-mail(job@sec.musashi.ac.jp) or faxed (+81-(0)3-5984-3871).

All application materials will be treated in the utmost confidence. Personal information therein will be used only for the selection of candidates applying for the current position and subsequently, where applicable, for necessary personnel, salary, or welfare-related paperwork; it will used for no other purposes.
Background Information The Japanese academic year starts on April 1st; teaching is based on a semester system, with the Spring semester running from April through to early August, and the Fall semester from mid-September through January, with a two-week winter break. Faculty meetings and administrative duties are not restricted to term time, and often require the presence of teaching staff on campus even when there are no classes. For details about the yearly schedule, see the site above.

 

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