Lecturer in English Language Teaching, Sojo University, Kumamoto

Full-time position as Senior Assistant Professor of ELT in the Sojo International Learning Center at Sojo University available from April 2024

Job details: 

Sojo University is a private university in Kumamoto City with a focus on science and engineering. The Sojo International Learning Center (SILC) is responsible for delivering the university’s compulsory foreign language program, as well as offering some specialist classes, and supporting the use of English throughout the university community.

Job Description: 
1) Teaching duties. Eight 90-minute classes (or equivalent) per week during semester periods, as well as three hours per week in the SILC's conversation lounge or skills center.
2) Research and curriculum development. Lecturers are expected to contribute to systematic curriculum evaluation/renewal, as well as to participate in institutional research projects undertaken in the SILC.
3) Administrative. SILC lecturers are required to attend meetings, events and activities organized by the SILC and/or wider university.
Members of the SILC are required to attend the university for five working days per week during academic terms.

Term of Appointment:
April 1, 2024 (successful applicants are expected to attend an orientation program on March 29)
The position is initially for a period of two years, with the option to renew twice for additional two-year contracts subject to certain conditions (maximum 6 years total).

1) Masters level degree in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or related field
2) Two years relevant teaching experience, at secondary and/or post-secondary level
3) Can plan and deliver consistently high-quality lessons to students with diverse needs and abilities
4) Can create engaging and effective learning materials for both physical and online environments
5) A strong commitment to professional development with evidence of scholarly engagement / practitioner research
6) Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to establish productive working relationships with colleagues in and beyond the SILC

¥5,000,000 per year (with increases on contract renewal) including bonuses
Extensive support is available for research and professional development, including access to a research allowance

Deadline for applications:
Sunday, October 8, 2023

How to apply:
Applicants should submit the following documentation to the SILC Recruitment Committee, in pdf format via email to silcrecruitment@m.sojo-u.ac.jp
1) Completed application form (English preferred), along with pdfs of up to four of the publications listed. The form should be downloaded from: https://silcrecruit.weebly.com/forms.html
Note that both sections of the form (“CV” and “Achievements”) must be signed and dated.
2) Details of three people prepared to act as referees (applicants will be informed before referees are contacted)
3) Cover letter highlighting your teaching philosophy and suitability for the post (maximum 500 words).

Selection Procedure:
1) Initial document check
2) Screening of applications by the Recruitment Committee.
3) Selected candidates invited for interview.
Details of the interview format will be provided to shortlisted candidates before the interview.
Please note that additional documents may be requested as part of the selection process.

Sunday, October 8, 2023
3 days remaining
Contact details: 

Applications should be sent electronically in pdf format to
The SILC 2024 Recruitment Committee