Full-Time English Language Instructors Ritsumeikan University, Language Education Center


2018 Positions Available


“Shokutaku” Full-Time English Language Instructors*
Ritsumeikan University


* “Shokutaku” Full-Time English Language Instructors (SFELI) are hired on contracts for one-year terms renewable up to
four times subject to approval by the screening committee.


1. Job Description / Responsibilities


(1) Each SFELI will teach an average of ten credit-hours (koma) per week per semester (one credit-hour is 90
minutes).


(2) SFELI will also be asked to perform various duties related to education at our institution.


(3) SFELI may be invited to teach additional classes at the Center for Language Acquisition (CLA) at Ritsumeikan
University for additional remuneration. Intensive classes during summer and spring vacations may be offered.


2. Qualifications for Employment


(1) Candidates must be capable of teaching English as a foreign language.


(2) Candidates must have at least a master's degree at the time of application, with a relevant research field in an area
such as the following: TESL/TEFL/TESOL, Applied Linguistics (including CALL and other language education
technologies, testing, etc.), Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, andArea Studies.


(3) Candidates must have experience teaching non-native students of English.


It may be desirable for candidates to have experience teaching CALL, CLIL, remedial classes for learners with
limited English language proficiency, and/or TOEFL/TOEIC preparation courses.


(4) It would be desirable for candidates to have obtained their qualifying degree within ten years of applying for the
SFELI position.


(5) Alevel of Japanese language proficiency which enables them to communicate effectively in classes in Japanese if
necessary and to handle daily administrative affairs will be required.


*Those who have an employment contract with the Ritsumeikan Trust in the academic year 2017 are unable to apply.


3. Number of Openings forthe SFELI Position and Term of Employment


Number of positions available: 12


Term of employment:April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019


(Annual contract, renewable up to four times subject to approval by the screening committee.)
*AShokutaku Instructor shall not be hired after the first March 31 following the day on which he or she turns a full 70 years of age.


4. Affiliation
Language Education Center


5. Place of Work
One or two of these campuses:
Ritsumeikan University’s Kinugasa Campus (KIC), Biwako Kusatsu Campus (BKC), or Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC).


6. Conditions of Employment
Monthly Salary: ¥350,500, Summer Bonus: ¥500,000, Year-end Bonus: ¥500,000 (Total Remuneration: ¥5,206,000)


*Additional remuneration shall be paid to SFELI who teach additional classes as referred to in 1 (3) above.


*Medical Insurance: SFELIs are required to join the Mutual Aid Association of Private School Personnel (Shigaku
Kyosai) during the term of their employment at Ritsumeikan University. Ritsumeikan Trust and the SFELI shall pay a
prorated cost in accordance with Japanese law. Please be advised that all SFELIs are required to join the Shigaku
Kyosai pension scheme as well, and that fees for both the pension and health insurance plans will be deducted from
the SFELI’s salary each month.


*ACommutingAllowance and other benefits will be provided according to the rules of Ritsumeikan Trust.



7. Application


(1) CompletedApplication Forms 1 & 2.


*Both forms must be downloaded from our website (http://en.ritsumeikan-trust.jp/info/employment/) and
completed by computer.


*Applicants should complete either the English or Japanese version ofApplication Form 1. If using the English
version, it would be desirable if names of Japanese places and Japanese institutions were printed in Chinese
characters (Kanji).


*Application form 1 must be printed onA4 paper for submission.


*Electronic versions ofApplication Forms 1 (WORD) & 2 (EXCEL) must also be included in the application in
either CD-R or DVD-R formats.


(2) Aphotocopy of the original certificate of your highest academic degree earned.


(3) Aphotocopy of your original TESL/TEFL/TESOL certificate if you have such a qualification.


(4) Alist of publications and conference presentations. (No particular format.)


(5) Abstracts of up to three of your academic papers.


Please limit them to 500 words in English or 400 characters in Japanese. (No particular format.)
* If you are invited for interview, you will be asked to bring your original certificate of the highest academic degree
earned to the interview.


*Sent application materials will not be returned.


*E-mailed applications will not be accepted.


*Please be sure to include all relevant information on our official application forms and do not attach a separate CV or
other personal documents.


*Any personal information that we have obtained through your application will be handled in accordance with the
‘Protection of Personal InformationAct’ and will be used strictly for identifying candidates for the positions only.


8. Application Deadline


Only applications received no later than August 22, 2017 will be accepted. Applications should be sent by registered
mail (kan’i-kaki tome) or EMS.


9. Interviews / Selection process results


Short-listed candidates will be interviewed either on September 23 or 24, 2017.
If you are invited to this interview, you will be informed by Monday, September 11 by e-mail.
Applicants will be notified of the selection process results in mid-November 2017 (scheduled).
*Inquiries on the selection process results cannot be answered individually.


10. Application Address


Put the above application materials in an envelope marked “Application for Shokutaku Full-time English Language
Instructor” in red lettering and send it to the following address by registered mail (kan’i-kakitome) or EMS:
Office of Language Education Planning and Development (Gengo Kyoiku Kikaku-ka)
Ritsumeikan University Osaka Ibaraki Campus
2-150 Iwakura-cho, Ibaraki-shi, Osaka 567-8570
Japan


11. Other


Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire premises of Ritsumeikan University and no smoking spaces are provided.


12. Contact forInquiries


Office of Language Education Planning and Development (Gengo Kyoiku Kikaku-ka)
Ritsumeikan University Osaka Ibaraki Campus
Yuta Mitsuzumi, Saori Mimura
Tel: +81-72-665-2061 Fax: +81-72-665-2059 Email: g-jinji@st.ritsumei.ac.jp


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