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Job Opening Announcement: Full-time English Instructor (fixed term contract), (Global Studies Major, International School of Liberal Arts and Sciences) [provisional name]
Department Global Studies Major, International School of Liberal Arts and Sciences) [provisional name]
Explanation of institution Musashi University is planning to launch a new faculty 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 position of full-time English instructor (fixed-term contract) affiliated to the Global Studies (GS) Major, with special responsibility for English language teaching and study support for GS students enrolled on the new curriculum which will begin in April 2022. Details of the position are as follows.
Job details Teaching and other responsibilities:
[1] A teaching workload equivalent to 10 classes (koma) each week within the university’s English language curriculum, targeting students enrolled on the Global Studies Major (see above). On top of these 10 classes, full-time English instructors must offer an extra 4 “office hours” each week – 90-minute periods when they are available to provide support for students’ language learning. Instructors may be offered additional classes, beyond the above contracted hours, where the timetable permits. Any such additional classes that they elect to teach will be compensated separately.
[2] Supplementary work relating to the research and development of English teaching materials or tools
[3] Other duties related to English education at Musashi University
[4] Invigilation for university entrance or end-of-semester examinations
[5] Other duties deemed necessary by the university administration
 
* Teaching and other duties will require instructors to attend campus a minimum of four days each week. Outside the commitment to complete their contracted duties to the university, instructors have no fixed hours of work. Note, however, that the academic calendar and duties relating to events such as entrance examinations may demand attendance on weekends and other such holidays.
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 English Instructor (full-time)
Status and Period of Employment Full-time employee (fixed term contract, starting April 1st, 2022). The period of the contract runs, in principle, from April 1st up to the last day in March. The contract may be renewed each year, following a performance evaluation, subject to the stipulation that the total period of employment does not exceed 5 years since April 1st in the first year of employment.
Work location 1-26-1 Toyotama-kami, Nerima-ku,
Tokyo, 176-8534 Japan
Research field English Education, Linguistics, Area Studies (English-speaking area)
Qualifications Academic credentials:
[1] Field. Applicants should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: English education, linguistics, intercultural communication, area studies (English-speaking area)
[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 have published research in one of the above fields (this may include a dissertation submitted for a Master’s degree).
[4] Teaching experience: applicants should be highly able and experienced professional teachers of English. (Experience of teaching English-related courses at a university or equivalent higher educational institution is desirable.)
[5] Other:
① Applicants should be energetic and proactive individuals who approach their assigned duties with enthusiasm and creativity.
② Applicants should be native English speakers or have a command of English equivalent to that of a native English speaker. They should also have sufficient command of Japanese to be able to carry out their duties effectively.
 
Compensation Remuneration and benefits are determined according to the relevant university stipulations. Gross yearly salary, including allowances and bi-annual bonus payments, will be in the region of 5,000,000 to somewhat over 6,000,000 yen depending on experience and qualifications. Commuting expenses are paid separately, as is remuneration for additional classes scheduled above the 10-class workload specified above. A shared office is provided. The university pays into Mutual Aid for Private School Personnel and Employment Insurance plans.
Application period Applications must have arrived by the deadline, 12th of February, 2020 (Wednesday). Late applications will not be considered.
Application materials and procedures [1] Cover letter
[2] Curriculum vitae (CV), 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, affiliations with academic associations etc.)
[3] Complete list of publications

* Note that the CV and list of publications should be submitted as separate documents, both of which are signed and dated.

[4] Reprints or copies of a relevant publication (in English)
[5] A summary in English [about 400 words] for the above publication
[6] Certificates of English/Japanese language proficiency (as appropriate)

* Candidates for interview may be required to submit letters of recommendation. Further documentation, including formally certified proofs of degree completion and other certificates as well as additional publications, may 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 “Position of Full-time English Instructor" 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 first and second stage interviews (short-listed candidates only)

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(job3@sec.musashi.ac.jp) or faxed (+81-(0)3-5984-3871).

* All offices will be closed for the New Year’s holiday from December 24th to January 6th. Please accept our apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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, including a two-week winter break over Christmas and New Year. 

 

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