Jul 30, 2021

Job Announcement for Assistant Professor (College of Intercultural Communication) Application Close Date: September 23, 2021



The College of Intercultural Communication at Rikkyo University seeks applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Intercultural Communication or a related field.

1. Position Title:
Non-tenured Assistant Professor. Full-time. One-year contract renewable four times (up to five years total).

2. Starting Date:
April 1, 2022

3. Area of Specialization:
Global Studies (Cultural Studies, Multicultural sustainability theory, etc.)

4. Classes:
Classes in the department PEACE program: Academic Skills, Cultural Exchange, College Life Planning, Dual Language Pathway(DLP)classes, other Global Studies classes
*Information on the PEACE program is available at
*Information on the Dual Language Pathway (DLP) program is available at
5. Other responsibilities include the areas of teaching, research, entrance exam, departmental management, and others as specified by the faculty dean and department chair.

6. Qualifications:
(1) Master’s degree or PhD in Intercultural Communication or a related field;
(2) Ability to teach courses in English, as required in the DLP and PEACE programs;
(3) Ability to assist in the management of the College of Intercultural Communication's PEACE program curriculum;
(4) The ability in Japanese necessary to follow and contribute to Departmental procedural matters;

7. Renumeration and Benefits:
Based on Rikkyo University rules, salary, research funds, vacation, health and welfare benefits

8. Application Close Date:
September 23, 2021

9. Application Materials:
(1) Curriculum Vitae
・Use the Rikkyo University CV form directly or as a reference (regarding the information and order of presentation) to compile this document;
・Must include contact information (phone number and e-mail address) on the submitted CV;
(2) List of research accomplishments (publications, presentations, etc.) in a format similar to the Rikkyo University CV format.
(3) 3 published articles/works of research (1 in English). These can all or in part be submitted as a PDF file.
(4) The name of 1 reference, including affiliations/titles, and contact. information (phone numbers and e-mail address) provided on a separate sheet of paper.
(5) A statement in English (700 words) telling how you can contribute to the College of Intercultural Communication's DLP and PEACE programs.
*These materials can be sent in English or Japanese.

(1) Click below to download the CV guidelines and template.
(2) Only applications submitted via the JREC-In Web application will be accepted. Candidates must adhere to this submission process and follow the JREC-In Web application submission procedures. However, all documents must be submitted as a single file (either a PDF or a compressed file). When submitting your application, your file name should include your name along with “Application for Assistant Professor Position in PEACE program.” After receiving your electronic application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a week of submission, please contact us directly (see Contact Information below).
(3) If any of the three major works you wish to submit cannot be rendered in PDF format (such as a book), you may then send them via registered mail to the address below. However, applications submitted by registered mail will NOT be considered.

Office of the College of Intercultural Communication, Rikkyo University, 3-34-1 Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8501

Please write “PEACE program Assistant Professor position application documents enclosed” in red on the envelope. Application materials will not be returned unless accompanied by an appropriately self-addressed, stamped envelope.

10.Selection Procedure:
Applicants who pass the document screening process will be contacted by e-mail by October 4. Interviews of these candidates will take place on one of the following days: October 11 (Mon.), 12 (Tue.), or 16 (Sat.).

(1) Interviews, which will include a class demonstration, may be conducted either online or in person.
(2) Applicants who are currently overseas are welcome to apply. However, the selected candidate will be expected to have relocated to Japan no later than April 1, 2022.

11.Contact Information:
College Administration Office, Section 4 (College of Intercultural Communication), Rikkyo University
E-mail: cic-recruit@rikkyo.ac.jp
*Please note that the office will be closed for summer break between August 12 and 22. During this interval it will be unable to answer inquiries.

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