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Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Japanese Literature (Pre-Modern or Modern)

International Christian University
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Jun 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Graduate School.

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 Tokyo.

Department: Humanities

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 Program.

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 found.)

Starting Date: April 1, 2022 or September 1, 2022

Application Process:

--Register your application online.

--Submit all the application materials online as described below:

---Application Materials

  1. Curriculum Vitae

  2. List of Academic Publications (Do not submit actual publications unless


  3. Name and contact information of three academic referees and one church

    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.)

  4. Cover letter describing why you are applying for the position.

URL for Uploading

*ICU has a contract with Dropbox Education with high security.
You do not need a Dropbox account to upload files. Ignore an email message automatically transmitted by Dropbox, notifying the completion of file uploading.

File requirements:
・Format : PDF
・Size : Less than 3 MB (per file)
・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_CV,
Family name_publication,

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 confidentiality.

Prof. Stephen Edward Eskildsen, Chair, Department of Humanities

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.


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