Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in British Studies Sophia University, Department of English Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies

Teaching Position
Department of English Studies
Faculty of Foreign Studies
Sophia University
7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554


The Department of English Studies has an opening for an Assistant Professor (Jokyo) or
Associate Professor (Junkyoju) to teach English-language courses and courses related to
British Studies especially in the fields of social studies (including politics, economics, and
history), starting in April 2018.


Application details and procedures


Position:
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. See “Contracts” below.


Contracts:


a) The Assistant Professor (Jokyo) is a full-time but non-tenured position with a
limited contract up to 5 years. (There is a possibility of promotion to a tenured
position.)


b) The Associate Professor (Junkyoju) is a fully tenured position.
Starting date: April 1st, 2018


Qualifications:


a) PhD or PhD candidate, with an academic background and teaching experience in
British Studies, especially in the fields of social studies including politics, economics,
and history.


b) Native speaker of English or those with equivalent proficiency in English.
c) English teaching experience, especially teaching students with high levels of
proficiency.


d) Strong Japanese proficiency.


Duties:


a) Teaching: Approximately six to seven 90-100 minute classes a week (including
English language courses) spread over four days with courses in the Department of
English Studies, the Faculty of Foreign Studies, and University-wide language
and/or liberal arts courses. See the following site for information:
http://dept.sophia.ac.jp/fs/en/departments/department-of-english-studies/


b) Other: Committee work, Orientation Camp, PTA, Open Campus, preparing and
participating in Entrance Examinations, and other duties as required by the
department.


Necessary documents:


Include the following documents in your application packet:


a) Curriculum Vitae (include lists of courses you have taught and/or are teaching,
academic publications, presentations, and other pertinent achievements)


b) An essay of about 1,500 words explaining your suitability for the advertised position,
particularly on your merits and what you think you will be able to contribute to our
department and the faculty)


c) 3 letters of reference


Send these documents by postal mail to:
Department of English Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University
7-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, JAPAN


*Please write “Department of English Studies, Job Application for British Studies” in
red on the envelope.


Application due date: August 28th, 2017


Selection Process:


Several applicants will be invited for interviews on Saturday, September 30th, 2017.
Some financial assistance may be available for those coming to interview from distant
places.


Semesters:
Spring: From April to September with a summer vacation.
Autumn: From September to March with a Christmas-New Year’s break.


Office:
Furnished, with network connection but no computer.


Salary:
In accordance with Sophia University’s employment regulations.


Benefits:
Financial assistance is available for moving, housing costs, and dependent family
members. A research fund is also provided.


Note: The application and accompanying materials will not be returned.


Sophia University was founded by Jesuit missionaries in 1913, and continues to maintain its
ethos of Catholic humanism. It welcomes students and staff without discrimination on
grounds of race, religion or sex.


Shinichi Izumi
Chair, Department of English Studies, Sophia University
E-mail: s-izumi@sophia.ac.jp


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