We are pleased to announce an open search for a full-time
faculty position in Japanese Literature with a particular focus on
Pre-Modern or Modern literary works. The successful applicant is
expected to teach general education, foundation, and area major
courses in the College of Liberal Arts, as well as courses in the
International Christian University (ICU) is a private, bilingual
university that provides a first-class liberal arts education in a
culturally and religiously diverse international community of
students, faculty and staff. ICU’s educational mission is based on
Christian and democratic principles. ICU has approximately 3,000
students and over 150 faculty members from Japan and overseas. The
university is located on a wooded campus in the suburbs of
Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor
Term of Employment:
--Assistant Professor:Tenure-track position for an initial
five-year term. (The term may be shortened to three years,
depending on previous experience). If tenure is approved at the end
of the term, the position will be made permanent and promotion to
the rank of Associate Professor will be granted.
--Associate Professor & Professor:Employment until the
mandatory retirement age of 65.
Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. or equivalent in Japanese Literature or
a related field is required; 2) Language of instruction: Japanese
(Competence of English is desirable.); 3) Christian (of any
denomination). In exceptional circumstances, a non-Christianwho
affirms ICU's Christian ideals and commits to realizing them may
beconsidered. 4) Ability to teach both Pre-Modern and Modern
literature in the courses listed in Teacher Certification
Deadline for Applications: Applications and supporting materials
must be submitted no later than 17:00 August 31, 2021 (JST).
(Deadline may be extended until an appropriate candidate is
Starting Date: April 1, 2022 or September 1, 2022
--Register your application online. https://business.form-mailer.jp/fms/685cb40d146470
--Submit all the application materials online as described
List of Academic Publications (Do not submit actual publications
Name and contact information of three academic referees and one
minister/leader who can testify to the applicant's commitment to
Christianity. We will approach your referees as necessary. (In the
case of non-Christian applicants, please include within your cover
letter a statement on your affirmation of ICU's Christian ideals
and your commitment to realizing them. In this case, a pastoral
reference is not necessary.)
Cover letter describing why you are applying for the
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・Combine the documents into one file if possible.
・File name : Family name_All (e.g. Smith_All)
*If it is not possible to combine the documents into one file,
name the files as follows.
Family name_references, Family name_coverletter
If online submission is not possible, please write to the
contact person below. Personal information will be treated with
Prof. Stephen Edward Eskildsen, Chair, Department of
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585, JAPAN
After documentary screening, short-listed candidates will be
requested to give a lecture and will be interviewed.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome by email.