Faculty Position in English
Sophia University, Facultyof Liberal Arts
Japan

Data number
D116050862
Date of publication
2016/05/21
Date of update
2016/05/26
Title
Full-time position in the Core Program (Open rank)
Institution
Sophia University
URL of institution or department

http://www.fla.sophia.ac.jp/

Department
The Facultyof Liberal Arts
Institution type
Private university
Public advertisement URL

http://www.fla.sophia.ac.jp/about/positions

Content of job information

[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]

Sophia University, located in central Tokyo, was founded in 1913 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and is one of Japan's leading private universities. The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers a comprehensive program in humanities, social studies, and international business and economics. In addition to our degree students, we annually welcome about 200 exchange students from leading universities overseas.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]

The Faculty of Liberal Arts (FLA), Sophia University, invites applications for an open-rank position in its Core Program (Assistant Professor is a five year tenure-track appointment, while appointments of Associate Professor and Professor are tenured). The Core Program comprises a set of required courses for degree students, including composition courses at three levels, a public speaking course, and a course in critical thinking. The successful candidate is expected to have a specialization in English composition and be able to teach all courses offered in the program. The normal teaching load for full-time teachers in the Core Program is three courses per semester. The candidate is also expected to carry out administrative duties related to the Core Program and the faculty as a whole.

The successful applicant is expected to have a doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics or TESOL and a demonstrated record of scholarly achievements, with experience teaching academic writing in higher education English-medium programs in Japan or elsewhere. Preferred experience includes one or more of the following: program management and curriculum development in applied language at the college level; experience working in or with writing centers; experience with language testing; and relevant language teacher training. Although the student body of the FLA is diverse, it is important to note that this is not an English as a Foreign Language teaching position. The language of instruction is English. The appointment will be effective from September 21, 2017 (preferred) or April 1, 2018. 

[Address of work location and other information]
Sophia University Yotsuya Campus
7-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

[Number of positions]
1

[Starting date]
September 21, 2017 (preferred), or April 1, 2018

Research field
1.
Area
Humanities
Discipline
Applied Linguistics, TESOL
Job type
1.
Professor level
2.
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
3.
Assistant Professor level
Employment status
Full-time(Tenured) 
*Assistant professor is a maximum five-year tenure-track appointment
Work location
Kanto district - Tokyo  
Qualifications

The successful applicant is expected to have a doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics or TESOL and a demonstrated record of scholarly achievements, with experience teaching academic writing in higher education English-medium programs in Japan or elsewhere. Preferred experience includes one or more of the following: program management and curriculum development in applied language at the college level; experience working in or with writing centers; experience with language testing; and relevant language teacher training. Although the student body of the FLA is diverse, it is important to note that this is not an English as a Foreign Language teaching position. The language of instruction is English. The appointment will be effective from September 21, 2017 (preferred) or April 1, 2018.

Treatment

Salary and benefits are competitive with other private universities in Japan.

Application period
2016/09/21 Postmark deadline 
*Applications should be postmarked by September 21, 2016.
Application
/selection
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application method (including where to send documents)]

Applications should include a cover letter outlining academic background, research interests, teaching abilities, and an explanation of your interest in being at Sophia University), a detailed curriculum vitae, two publications, and the names and addresses of three referees. 

Applications should be postmarked by September 21, 2016 and addressed to:

Professor Michio Hayashi, Dean
Faculty of Liberal Arts
Sophia University
7-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554
Japan

*Application documents will not be returned to the applicants.

[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]

The final selection of short-listed candidates will be based on an interview.

[Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important

Professor Hanako Okada at <h-okada-c5s[at]sophia.ac.jp>


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