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Full-time Non-permanent Lecturer or Associate Professor Position in Art

Miyazaki International College
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Mar 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Design & Graphic Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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[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, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). 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 faculty position (open rank) in Art. We are particularly interested in strong generalist candidates. Area of specialization is open but candidates must be able to teach 4-6 undergraduate level courses such as Introduction to Art History (History of Japanese Art, History of Western Art), Art and Society, International Art, Modern Art, Introduction to Art, Introduction to Media, Introduction to Design, Introduction to the Science of Color, and at least 2 seminars such as Fine Arts Seminar, Art Seminar, Design Seminar, Painting Seminar, etc. Candidates must also be able to supervise the graduation thesis and teach graduate level courses in Introduction to International Culture and Art (omnibus) and Introduction to International Communication (omnibus).

Assignment to begin September 1, 2022. Salary is 4.0 – 6.5 million yen commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Two-year contract, renewable up to the age of 60 with satisfactory biennial reviews.

Social insurance will be covered by the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Universities in Japan and employment insurance.


Qualifications for this position:

Applicants must have completed a Master’s or a Ph.D. in Art from a university or department of fine arts or art and have a proven track record of publications and high-quality instruction at the university level. Applicants must be able to teach in English. Teaching experience with second language learners is preferred but not necessary. This is principally a teaching position, and the majority of our students are non-native speakers. Japanese ability is not required, though can help the application.

Applicants must also be willing to participate actively in education and research, institutional affairs, community outreach and other institutional activities.

Nationality is not an issue.


[Work Location]

Miyazaki International College

1405 Kano-hei Kiyotake Cho

Miyazaki 889-1605



Application Deadline: June 30, 2022


[Application method]

Please submit the following documents by registered mail, labeling the envelope as follows: "Application for Full-time Position (Art) Enclosed". As a general rule, documents are not returned, but if you wish documents to be returned include a note to that effect among your documents.

  1. Cover letter detailing your qualifications and skills as they relate to the position
  2. Detailed curriculum vitae
  3. Academic achievements
  4. Statement on Teaching
  5. Statement on Research
  6. Two letters of reference
  7. Copy of your degree certificate for M.A./Ph.D.
  8. If a foreigner residing in Japan, copy of your residence card (both front and back pages)


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

After reviewing the submitted documents (first stage screening), shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a follow-up interview (second stage screening). Only candidates who have passed the first screening will be notified. Interviews are sometimes conducted via Zoom. Expenses for in-person interviews shall be borne by the applicant. Please note that application materials will not be returned, and will be disposed of by the College.


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

Applicants residing in Japan should send documents to the attention of:

Miyazaki International College

Office of General Affairs

Assistant to the President, Reiko Kagawa

1405 Kano-hei Kiyotake Cho

Miyazaki 889-1605


*Applicants from overseas should apply via e-mail:

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