English Instructor, Chubu University, Kasugai (12/16)

We, the Chubu University Center for International Affairs, are currently seeking an English as a Foreign Language Instructor beginning on April 1, 2020.

 

Job details: 

Instructor Position
a) Teach 9-90-minute credit-bearing classes per week (6-7 classes in the Preparation for Academic Study of English Overseas (PASEO) semi-intensive English program, 2-3 general English classes in other departments). Teachers are expected to work to be on campus at least 5 days a week during the semester and at least 4 during breaks.
b) Responsible for full syllabus, grading, and student evaluation responsibilities, as well as participation in ongoing program-level syllabus and testing design. High degree of freedom in some course design and implementation in accordance with the program curriculum.
c) Perform other duties including participation in occasional extracurricular activities with PASEO students, administrative duties such as open campus events, participation in OPELT and campus-wide meetings, creating or participating in learning opportunities (intensive courses, workshops, and other), etc.
d) Maintain professional development through academic presentations or publications of research.
e) The position is on continuing 1-year contracts renewable/extendable for up to 3 years. After the initial contract
there is the possibility of another 2-year extension based on performance.

Preferred Qualifications
a) MA in Applied Linguistics or equivalent.
b) Varied academic ESL/EFL teaching experience, especially with Japanese students
c) Proven commitment to pedagogical improvement through reflection, research, and education
d) Native or near-native English ability
e) Proven ability to deal with the stresses of living and working independently abroad
f) Ability to cooperate with other teachers and administrators in a close-knit Japanese working environment
g) Willingness to commit to at least 3 years of teaching full-time in OPELT
Benefits
a) Annual salary commensurate with professional academic experience
b) Discretionary budget for teaching resources and professional development
c) Working visa sponsorship
d) Commuting, housing, and family support subsidies available. Assistance securing furnished subsidized housing near Chubu University is available

Application Materials

The following initial applications should be submitted December 16, 2019.
a) Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications and presentation.
b) Cover letter including a brief explanation of teaching philosophy
c) Copies of main professional publications and presentation abstracts (three each at most)
d) Three letters of recommendation, preferably from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s teaching skills, interpersonal skills, and/or flexibility in a demanding work environment.
e) CV on the Chubu University CV form (please request form)

All the materials should be sent by email as attachments to the Nomination Committee at the Center for International Affairs at opelt-nc@office.chubu.ac.jp. Hard copies of all letters of recommendation may be requested later.

Schedule
Candidates that pass the initial screening will be interviewed via Skype in December 2019 or January 2020. Candidates will be informed of the final hiring decision by the end of January, 2019. (New instructors will need to arrive in Japan at least 2 weeks before the official start date.)

Submit all application materials to:
Nomination Committee at the Center for International Affairs 
opelt-nc@office.chubu.ac.jp
Chubu University
1200 Matsumoto-cho, Kasugai-shi
Aichi-ken, 487-8501 Japan

Inquiry:
Kevin Jambor, Director of OPELT
Center for International Affairs, Chubu University 
kevinjambor@isc.chubu.ac.jp

 

Deadline: 
Monday, December 16, 2019
Contact details: 

Application Materials

The following initial applications should be submitted by December 16, 2019.
a) Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications and presentation.
b) Cover letter including a brief explanation of teaching philosophy
c) Copies of main professional publications and presentation abstracts (three each at most)
d) Three letters of recommendation, preferably from individuals who can attest to the applicant’s teaching skills,
interpersonal skills, and/or flexibility in a demanding work environment.
e) CV on the Chubu University CV form (please request form)

All the materials should be sent by email as attachments to the Nomination Committee at the Center for International Affairs at opelt-nc@office.chubu.ac.jp. Hard copies of all letters of recommendation may be requested later.