Full-time position in English (Professor, Associate Professor or a Full-time Lecturer)

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The College of Economics, Nihon University, Japan, is now accepting applications for a Professor position, an Associate Professor position or a Full-time Lecturer position in English as a foreign language. We are seeking someone with native-like English proficiency and a professional interest in teaching English skills to the students whose major is economics, industrial management, and/or finance and public economics.

Duties of the position include teaching general English classes (Communication, Reading, Writing), TOEFL/TOEIC, English classes for international course students, Seminar of General Education, and/or Bachelor’s Thesis. Teaching responsibilities include teaching up to 6.5 classes per year. Responsibilities also include active research, student advising and mentoring, and active participation in the work of the English department, College committees, and faculty meetings.


English as a Foreign Language


Professor, Associate Professor or a Full-time Lecturer

Number of positions



  1. Native-like Proficiency of English.
  2. Sufficient Japanese language ability to cope with administrative matters.
  3. MA degree required, PhD preferred, in the field of Linguistics, American or British Literature, Applied Linguistics, or English Language Education (TESL, TEFL, TESOL).
  4. Knowledge and skills in teaching TOEFL and TOEIC, as well as general English subjects.
  5. Requirements may include teaching of basic research skills and seminars.

    * Applicants must hold a valid visa enabling them to work in Japan.

Employment status

Full-time(Tenured),mandatory retirement age of 65


Annual salary is defined based on rank, experience and qualifications in accordance with pay regulations of the College of Economics, Nihon University.

The CENU offers all full-time employees the following benefit package;

  1. Membership to Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan (including health insurance and annual pension)
  2. Membership to employment insurance and workers’ compensation insurance for job-related accidents
  3. Childcare leave and family-care leave are also available.
Application period

Saturday, March 24, 2018 – Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Application / selection / notification of result / contact details

*Applicants should visit the website of the Job Announcement, College of Economics, Nihon University: http://www.eco.nihon-u.ac.jp/

(1) One complete CV with a recent photo and contact information, plus three Xeroxed copies

 Download and use this template: English_CV_template.xlsx

(2) Photocopy of the highest degree attained (Four copies)

(3) One complete list of academic publications and presentations (Four copies)

 Download and use this template: English_Publication_template.xlsx

(4) Publications

 (4-1) Professor

  1. Five published academic articles or one book are required.
  2. Four copies of each publication must be submitted: one should be an off-print and the other three may be Xerox copies.

 (4-2) Associate Professor/ Full-time Lecturer

  1. Three published academic articles or one book are required.
  2. Four copies of each publication must be submitted: one should be an off-print and the other three may be Xerox copies.
  3. To confirm the dates of publications or presentations please send a copy of related publication page or conference website page.

(5) One academic book (excluding textbooks) is equivalent to five academic articles.

(6) One doctoral thesis is equivalent to three academic articles.

(7) The weight of co-authored articles will be judged after taking account of the number of authors.

(8) Syllabus of two English classes

One for English Communication and the other for TOEFL. (Four copies each)
Download and use this template: English Syllabus_template.xlsx

(9) Statement concerning your application for this position. (Four copies)

  1. This should include your philosophical approach to teaching English Communication and TOEFL at the university level.
  2. Use A4-size paper.
  3. This statement, should be in Japanese (MS Mincho [明朝]) and include a title and your name, and should be limited to one page with 30mm margins and minimum font size 11pt; approximately 1,200 characters

(10) In the case of person engaged in business, additional documents are required to confirm his/her business career and achievements.

Application materials must be sent by registered mail marked “Application for English” in red on the front of the envelop.
Email applications cannot be accepted.
Application materials will not be returned.
Submitted materials will not be used for any other purposes.

1) After the screening of application materials (including academic achievements), short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview at the College of Economics, Nihon University. The interview is tentatively scheduled in late June. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

2) One successful candidate will be invited for a presentation at the College of Economics, Nihon University. The presentation is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 7 June or Saturday, 9 june. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.

3) The decision regarding this position will be made in late June.

Application for English

c/o General Affairs Office, Recruitment Section, Mr. Arae
1-3-2 Kanda-Misaki-cho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 101-8360
E-MAIL: jinji.eco@nihon-u.ac.jp

Additional information
The recruitment process is basically confidential.
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