Full-time Non-permanent Lecturer (or higher) Position in English as a Foreign Language

$4,800,000.00 - $6,500,000.00
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]

Miyazaki International College (MIC) is a four-year liberal arts college accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbukagakusho). The first liberal arts university in Japan to use English as the medium of instruction, MIC is international in scope, grounded in the social sciences and humanities, and emphasizes the study of world-wide human problems and issues in a spirit of collaboration, inquiry, and multicultural understanding. The fundamental purpose of MIC is to develop international citizens conversant in Japanese and foreign cultures and fluent in English.


Miyazaki International College is currently seeking candidates for a full-time faculty position (lecturer or higher, depending on assessment of experience and CV) in English as a Foreign Language. Area of specialization is open but candidates must be able to teach introductory Oral Communication, Reading and Academic Writing. Assignment to begin April, 2021 (contract date negotiable). Salary range is 4.8 – 6.5 million yen commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Two-year contract, renewable up to the age of 60 with satisfactory biennial reviews.


Qualifications for this position:

Applicants should have completed a M.A./Ph.D. in English Language Teaching or related field, and have a proven track record of publications and high-quality instruction at the university level. Teaching experience with Japanese learners is preferred. Publications in the area of English Teaching (all levels) are highly desirable. This is principally a teaching position. Japanese ability and/or qualifications and experience in teaching in other fields is not required, though can help the application.


Application Deadline: December 15, 2020 (or until the position is filled)


[Application method (including where to send documents)]
  1. Cover letter detailing your qualifications and skills as they relate to the position
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae
  3. Academic achievements
  4. A sample syllabus for one semester Introductory course
  5. Statement on Teaching
  6. Statement on Research
  7. Two letters of reference
  8. Copy of your degree certificate for M.A./Ph.D.
  9. If in Japan, copy of your Japanese Residence Card (both front and back pages)


[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]

After reviewing the submitted documents, shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a follow-up interview. Only candidates who have passed the first screening will be notified.


[Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)]

Dean of Faculty, School of International Liberal Arts

Miyazaki International College

1405 Kano-hei Kiyotake Cho

Miyazaki 889-1605



Applications accepted only via e-mail: search_esl_2021@sky.miyazaki-mic.ac.jp

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