EFL Instructor, CUBE Study Abroad English Program, Konan University, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo-ken, Japan (1/10)

Konan University (KU) seeks an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructor to teach English language courses at KU’s Hirao School of Management (CUBE) campus in the Study Abroad English program. Instruction has an orientation to American culture and business practices.

Job details: 

JOB DESCRIPTION
EFL Instructor
CUBE Study Abroad English Program
Konan University

Konan University (KU) is currently seeking an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructor to teach English language courses at KU’s Hirao School of Management (CUBE) campus. CUBE offers undergraduate education that aims to prepare the globally-minded Japanese manager of the future—one who is multilingual, cognizant of other cultures, skilled in the use of new information technologies, and entrepreneurially oriented. The curriculum offered by CUBE includes the Study Abroad program, under which students receive semi-intensive English for Academic Purposes (EAP) instruction. In the second semester of their sophomore year, qualified CUBE students in the program will transfer to the University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York, for a full academic year of study. The Study Abroad English program at CUBE is based on the teaching philosophy and curriculum at UB’s English Language Institute (ELI) with an orientation to American culture and business practices.

Job Title: EFL Instructor
Employer: Konan University (in cooperation with the University at Buffalo)
Location: Nishinomiya-city, Hyogo, Japan

QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s degree in TESOL or closely related field; native-like proficiency in English; a minimum of 2 years of university teaching experience (preferably in North America) is required; experience teaching in Japan and/or teaching Japanese students a plus.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT
One-year appointment from April 1, 2018 to March 30, 2019; renewable annually up to a maximum of five years, pending annual performance evaluations.

SALARY
An annual salary of 4,500,000 – 5,000,000 yen will be paid in yen in twelve monthly installments. Salary is increased annually based upon performance.

TEACHING DUTIES
The instructor should be available to work 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday (and occasionally on Saturday or Sunday when an extra class or event is scheduled), with approximately 15 hours (10 90-minute classes) devoted to instructional duties and 25 hours devoted to preparation time and program support duties, including: creating and organizing teaching materials, advising students, administering placement tests, preparing student progress reports, assisting with the preparation of the entrance exam to the program, and other duties as assigned by KU via the CUBE Study Abroad English Program Coordinator. The instructor will also be expected to be available between fall and spring terms to complete program support duties and provide remedial instruction and guidance to students.

TRAVEL EXPENSES
The travel expenses of the instructor (and if applicable of spouse and dependent children) will be paid for travel from the place of residence prior to appointment to the place of employment.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Instructor is provided with a rent-free, semi-furnished 2-bedroom apartment, or 75,000 yen/month towards rent at another apartment. A transportation allowance shall be paid for commuting to the Nishinomiya campus.

OTHER INFORMATION
School Calendar: The school year at Konan University begins with the spring term, held from April 1 - July 31. The fall term is from September 1 – January 31.

Holidays: Instructor will have the following holidays: national holidays with a few exceptions, a summer vacation from August 1-31 and a two-week break in February.

Office Space: Instructor will be provided with an office space and a personal computer in a shared office.

Health Insurance: Instructor will enroll in the Japanese health plan.

Interested applicants should send a resume, a cover letter that includes the applicant’s philosophy of teaching, and contact information for three professional/academic references. References will not be contacted without your prior consent. Documents must be submitted electronically to konancubesaopening@gmail.com and addressed to both individuals below by January 10, 2018.

Ryan Richardson
Study Abroad English Program Coordinator, Konan University
Nishinomiya, Japan

Keith Otto
Program Director for English as a Second Language Programs, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, USA

Deadline: 
Wed, 2018-01-10
Contact details: 
Documents must be submitted electronically to <konancubesaopening@gmail.com> and addressed to both individuals below by January 10, 2018. Ryan Richardson Study Abroad English Program Coordinator, Konan University Nishinomiya, Japan Keith Otto Program Director for English as a Second Language Programs, University at Buffalo Buffalo, New York, USA
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