Job Announcement for an Assistant Professor – Full Time

Department: Center for Language Studies, Nagasaki University

Position available: 1 Assistant Professor

Start Date: October 1, 2024

Contract Duration: 1 year, with potential renewal

Salary: Salary is decided upon following a review of a candidate’s prior work experience.

Responsibilities:

  1. Teaching eight 90-minute English language classes/week as part of our English Language program, primarily within the KEY Program – our specialized curriculum in Academic English that aims to enhance academic language skills and empower students to achieve English proficiency. (https://www.hss.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/key_program/english_key_program.html
  2. Developing and implementing a comprehensive preparatory program for study abroad and accompanying students to partner universities to offer continuous support for the students
  3. Additional responsibilities: facilitating activities pertinent to the functioning of the center. (e.g., research, publication, participation in faculty development, subcommittee work related to the Center for Language Studies and Nagasaki University)

Qualifications:

  1. MA in TESOL or TESOL-related field
  2. Demonstrated ability to instruct in a broad range of English Language Teaching
  3. Demonstrated experience in EFL or ESL curriculum and material development
  4. Regional and/or international conference presentation experience and research interest/abilities in the TESOL or TESOL-related field
  5. Minimum 2 years of teaching experience at Junior College level or higher (part-time experience included)
  6. Native or near-native proficiency in English
  7. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and administrative staff (and competency in Japanese is also preferable but not required).

Application materials:

  1. CV or Resume (Please use the prepared and formatted downloadable files for your application submission. (https://cls-nagasaki.jp/faculty-recruitment/ ) For further information, please contact us.
  2. List of publications and conference presentations (can also be included on CV)
  3. A detailed letter of application laying out educational and professional qualifications, research objectives, and plan for contribution to the KEY program and Nagasaki University.
  4. Contact information for two professional references (e.g., former/current colleagues/instructors) who can speak to the applicant’s qualities as laid out in the job announcement.
  • Letters of recommendation from professional references are not required but are highly preferable. Applicants can submit PDF copies of letters of recommendation with their application package.
  • Upon being selected for a job interview, applicants will be asked to provide a one-page lesson plan and/or materials they have created.

Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Selection Process: 1st Screening: Document Evaluation. 2nd Screening: Interview with the hiring committee (in-person or via Zoom)

  • Prospective candidates will be notified of interview procedures prior to the interview date.
  • Travel and hotel expenses will not be reimbursed.

Additional information: Nagasaki University promotes gender equality. The selection process will be properly conducted in accordance with the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society.

Applicants who meet the position’s qualifications should send Application materials 1-4 as attached (PDF or DOC) to: ryugaku_shien@ml.nagasaki-u.ac.jp with the subject line “Assistant Professor Application.” Please note that due to the volume of applications, candidates may not receive an immediate reply concerning the receipt of documents.

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