Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position at IUJ (11/2)

The International University of Japan in Niigata, a graduate institution catering to a multinational, multicultural student body, is recruiting a full-time Assistant Professor (Koshi or Jokyo) in the area of TEFL/TESL, beginning April 1, 2019. 


Job details: 

Job Description: The International University of Japan in Niigata, a graduate institution catering to a multinational, multicultural student body, is seeking an individual to fill a full-time Assistant Professor position in the area of TEFL/TESL, beginning April 1, 2019. The contract is initially for two years, renewable subject to performance and budget, with the potential of the position leading to tenure.

Job Details: 
Requirements: At least an M.A. in TEFL/TESL, Applied Linguistics, or an equivalent area; at least two years TEFL/TESL experience at the university level; teaching of academic writing and oral communication skills (i.e., presentation and discussion skills) at the tertiary level; some administrative experience at the university level; at least three academic publications.

Desirable attributes: Teaching and administrative experience in intensive English programs; experience with language test creation and calibration; teaching and administrative experience in English for professional/business communication; experience with computer-assisted language learning (CALL); experience in offering teacher education courses and conducting teacher training workshops, preferably to high school English teachers; experience teaching cross-cultural communication.

Duties: Teach up to 12 hours during the regular terms (including individual conferencing with students), and up to 16 hours during the summer program, per week; teach academic writing to graduate-level students studying international management, relations, public policy, development or e-business. Other responsibilities include curriculum development and course design, course coordination and program management, and committee duties. 

Salary and benefits: Around six (6) million yen (gross annual income, before any tax and medical insurance deductions); research funding; allowances. 

Application materials (DIGITAL): Please attach to an email: (1) a 300-600 word cover letter (highlighting qualifications, experience, research and potential contribution to IUJ; describing current employment status and situation; giving reasons for applying), (2) a detailed resume (qualifications, teaching and other professional experience, research), (3) a passport size photo. Copies of letters of reference and publications shall be requested later from short-listed candidates.

Deadline: Applications must be received by Friday, November 2, 2019. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by video conference call (e.g., Skype) or at the university campus in Niigata (as applicable). 

Contact details: A cover letter in response to this advertisement, a resume, and a passport size photo (all digital) should be attached to an email and sent to Ms. Seiko Kawabe, International University of Japan, 777 Kokusai-cho, Minamiuonuma-shi, Niigata-ken, 949-7277. Email address: <

(1) Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. 
(2) Applications that do not satisfy the listed position requirements will be ignored.


Friday, November 2, 2018
Contact details: 

Ms. Seiko Kawabe <>