Full-time Lecturer in English Education Kyoto University, Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences Japan

Full-time Lecturer in English Education at the Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences

Position Non-tenured position at the lecturer level.

No. of positions - One

Affiliation -  The Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University
(Location: Yoshida-Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto)

Job description

(1) Teaching 8 to 10 English classes of 90 minutes per week each semester.

(2) Working in educational improvement activities such as materials development.

(3) Participating in entrance examination-related work.

(4) Participating in meetings and related events as needed.

Required qualifications

The candidate must satisfy all of the following requirements:

(1) The candidate must hold a doctoral degree or its equivalent.

(2) The candidate’s research interests must lie in TEFL (TESL), English linguistics, or related areas.

(3) The candidate must be able to teach EAP writing classes.

(4) The candidate must have English teaching experience at the university
level (Three or more years’ experience is desirable).

(5) The candidate must have very high-level (native-like) proficiency in English.

(6) The candidate must have basic proficiency in Japanese for daily administrative duties.

Length of contract
5 years starting from April 01 2018 to March 31, 2023 with no contract renewal options.

Working conditions

Working hours: 38 hours 45 minutes per week under the flexible-hours system.

Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, Year-end and New Year
holidays, Foundation Day, and Summer holidays (three consecutive days in

Salary: Annual salary based on qualifications and experience is determined in
accordance with the existing employment regulations of Kyoto University.
(approximately 7,800,000 yen per annum).

Allowance Any allowance such as commuting expenses, housing expenses, bonuses, etc.
is not provided.

Social insurance

Eligible for MEXT* mutual aid association membership, employees' pension,
employment insurance, and workers’ accident compensation insurance
*MEXT: Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Application materials

The candidate is required to submit five copies of the following materials:

(1) Full Curriculum Vitae with education and employment dates specified,
along with contact details (e-mail address and phone number), and
information on affiliation with academic societies.

(2) Full list of research publications divided into the following three
categories: “books,” “research articles,” and “others” (invited lectures,
keynote lectures, and the like). Publications should be listed in
chronological order, the earliest first. Publications that are “in press” or
“accepted” must be attached with proofs for approval. Oral presentations
cannot be included in the list.

(3) List of educational experience such as teaching records, development of
materials/textbooks, commitment to curriculum development and
educational improvement, and the like.

(4) Reprints or photocopies of three major research publications. If
publications were co-authored, please specify your contribution. The
candidate will be required to submit copies of all publications as needed
to the selection committee at a later date.

(5) Summary of a rewarding TEFL work experience at a university or a
comparable institute and the contribution made to the improvement of
education there, followed by a statement describing how he or she can, or
wishes to, contribute to English education at Kyoto University (within two
A4-sized pages, each, both in English and Japanese).

Send the application materials registered to:

The Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences, Kyoto University
Yoshida-Nihonmatsu-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto Japan 606-8501
The materials must be sent by registered mail.

Please write “English Teaching Position Application” in red ink on the

Deadline for applications
All materials must arrive by Thursday, 31 August 2017.

Selection procedures

Materials submitted by candidates will be screened by the selection committee.

Interviews will be held for short-listed candidates at Kyoto University in mid
to late-September 2017. We may ask the candidates to demonstrate a part of
instruction. Please note that any travel expenses incurred will not be

Inquiry For more information, please send an e-mail to this address: A30kyouikuin*
mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (please replace * with @).


The materials will not be used for purposes other than selection.
The materials will not be returned in principle. If you wish to have your books
or the like returned, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the

Kyoto University promotes equal opportunity in gender and strongly
encourages applications from female candidates.

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