Kansai Gaidai University has openings for assistant professors in IES, starting September 2019 or April 2020. The university is interested in professional IES faculty who will make a serious commitment to its program.
Teach 15 hours per week per semester. Instructors are also expected to hold at least three office hours per week, attend meetings, participate in interviews, hold demonstration classes, develop and share instructional materials, participate in peer observation and evaluation, and other duties as assigned.
TERM OF CONTRACT:
3 years, or less in some situations. Non-renewable in either case.
Benefits provided include furnished housing; reimbursement for airfare from the country of residence to Japan for the teacher (not for accompanying family members) upon arrival at Kansai Gaidai; return flight for the teacher on completion of 3 full years; payment of half of the health and pension insurance (mandated by the university) premiums.
Please note that our campus, including the faculty housing, is smoke-free. You will be prohibited from smoking cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, etc, on campus premises and inside the provided housing as well.
Successful applicants are required to teach as specified in the Kansai Gaidai curriculum and course syllabi, using the specified textbooks. Successful candidates should expect to arrive in Osaka the last week of August 2019 for September 2019 commencement, or the last week of March for April 2020.
INITIAL HIRING SALARY:
Annual salary of about 4,000,000 yen; rank as Assistant Professor
HOW TO APPLY:
Send a CV and 3 letters of reference along with a cover letter addressing your qualifications and statement of purpose for this position, either by email or by post. No telephone inquiries, please. Applications will be accepted until positions fill.
If you are sending the application documents via post, please clearly indicate on the envelope that you are applying for the “September 2019 IES position” or “April 2020 IES Position.” When applying via email, please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for the “September 2019 IES position” or “April 2020 IES Position.”
Application should be sent to:
Dean of the Academic Affairs
Kansai Gaidai University
Hirakata City, Osaka 573-1001 JAPAN
Master’s degree in TESL, TESOL, Applied Linguistics with a TESL emphasis, Linguistics with a TESL emphasis, English with a TESL emphasis, or Education with a TESL emphasis.
Minimum of 3 years teaching English to speakers of other languages, at least 2 of which must be in a country other than the candidate’s nationality. Additional experience preferred.
High level of English proficiency speakers preferred. Speakers with TOEFL iBT scores of 120 (30 for each section: Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening) will be considered.
About Kansai Gaidai University
Originally established as a small private language school in 1945, Kansai Gaidai is currently a private nonprofit institution with some 13,000 students on 2 campuses. The institution includes Kansai Gaidai University (a 4-year university), Kansai Gaidai College (a 2-year AA program), and a graduate school.
The school is a leader in international education, sending around 2,300 students overseas each year and attracting over 700 foreign students.