Contract Teacher (Associate Professor) Position

Contract Teacher (Associate Professor) Position
Department of English, Faculty of Culture and Representation
Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts

The Department of English, Faculty of Culture and Representation, of Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, located on the Imadegawa Campus in Kyoto City, announces an opening for a contract associate professor position, beginning in April 2021.

Application handbook

Field of specialty Linguistics
Position Contract Teacher  (One)
Term of Employment Five years, beginning April 1, 2021.  Non-renewable contract.
Affiliation Department of English, Faculty of Culture and Representation
Qualifications ・Sympathetic understanding of Christianity and the founding principles of this college
・MA or above
・Possess sufficient proficiency in English for teaching classes in English and for general educational instruction  
・Possess sufficient proficiency in Japanese for performing both educational and administrative duties
Courses to be
 taught
Teaching a minimum of eight 90 minute classes per week. These will be English skill courses mainly in the ESL/EFL area,courses in Linguistics.
Duties Active involvement in educational activities; teaching and instruction; provide wide-ranging educational guidance to students; attend departmental meetings; plan and participate in curricular and extra-curricular activities; perform administrative and examination-related tasks as required; design, develop and coordinate educational events of the college and the Department of English.
Salary and benefits (1) Basic pay: To be calculated according to the candidate’s age as of April 1, 2021, in accordance with the Doshisha salary scale. (No bonus or retirement pay.) 
Other: Special allowances will be paid for commuting expenses and extra classes.   
(2) Health Insurance (Shigaku-Kyosai) 
(3)Initial travel expenses to the college will be paid only for travel within Japan.  (There is no allowance for travel expenses at the end of the contract.)
Required documents 

* Forms in Japanese for (1)~(3) and the directions for (1)(2) can be downloaded below.

* N. B. For [1] and [2] please also send Word or Excel files to the English Department Office by email. [eibun-i*dwc.doshisha.ac.jp (Replace * with @)]

(1) Resume (Use the official form*; word processor version is acceptable but the applicant’s name must be handwritten with the family name in all capitals.)

*Applicants who have received MEXT approval at another university should submit documentation thereof.

  • Please follow the instructions shown in the Rirekisho no Kinyu-houhou (How to fill out the form for resume).
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  • Please follow the instructions shown in the Rirekisho no Kinyu-rei (Sample).
     PDF (159KB)

 

(2) List of academic publications and presentations (Use the official form*; word processor version is acceptable)

*Please follow the instructions shown in both the “Rirekisho no kinyu-houhou” and “Gyosekisho no kinyu-houhou” (How to fill out the form for the resume and the list of publications and presentations).

  • Please follow the instructions shown in the Gyosekisho no Kinyu-houhou (How to fill out the form for the list of publications and presentations).
     PDF (191KB)
  • Please follow the instructions shown in the Gyosekisho no Kinyu-rei (Sample).
     PDF (202KB)
(3) Photograph (*4.5cm×3.5cm, showing face and shoulders, to be attached to the official form)

(4) A 1,000-word essay stating your view of higher education, the theme and content of your research and your aspirations for teaching at this college.
(5) A copy of the applicant’s highest degree certificate or diploma.
(6) Optional: Off-prints/copies of academic publication(s)or dissertation. 

Deadline for applications

Application materials must be postmarked on or before Friday, July 31, 2020.

Interview date

Saturday, September 19, 2020

※ Interviewees will be asked to conduct the following at the interview:

1) a 15-minute presentation on their current academic research theme and content, as well as about their aspirations for teaching at this college.
2) a 15-minute model lesson for undergraduate students on a topic and in a style of their choice.

※Only those to be interviewed will be notified sometime after 1:00 P.M. on Monday, September, 7, 2020.

※Please note that travel expenses are the responsibility of the interview candidates and will not be reimbursed.

Send applications to

English Department Office, Faculty of Culture and Representation,
Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Teramachi-Nishiiru,
Imadegawa, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-0893, Japan

Tel:075-251-4103      
E-mail:eibun-i*dwc.doshisha.ac.jp (Replace * with @)

* Send application materials via registered mail (kakitome) or simplified registered mail (kan'i kakitome) clearly marked in red: “Application Documents (Contract Teacher Position)”.

* Application materials will not be returned, as a general rule. Anyone wishing publications or a dissertation to be returned should enclose a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope.

* The office will be closed for summer vacation from August 8- 16, 2020.

* Application materials will be handled carefully, with full discretion, and will be disposed of after the selection process has been completed. Personal information will not be used for purposes other than the selection, in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Law of Japan.

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