Jun 24, 2022

Job Announcement for Specially Appointed Associate Professor A (English) at the Center for Foreign Language Education and Research – FLER Application Deadline: 2022.8.21



1. Number of Positions
Two, Specially Appointed Associate Professor A (English), Professor or Associate Professor

2. Conditions
Full-time. One-year contract renewable four times (up to five years in total).

3. Starting Date
April 1, 2023

4. Research Field
English Language Education and/or any related field that can contribute to English Language Education

5. Job Details
1) Teaching university-wide curriculum English language courses (in principle, 8 classes a year).
2) Supporting development of the university-wide language education curriculum.
3) Supporting management of English Language Program at the Center for the University-wide Curriculum.
4) Responsible for work related to the university’s entrance exam.
5) Responsible for work assigned by the Dean of FLER.

6. Qualifications
1) Those with a master’s degree.
2) Those with a wide range of insights into English language education.
3) Those who are willing to work on designing English education curricula.
4) Those who can contribute to stable curriculum operation.
5) Those who have the ability to teach in English, and sufficiently high Japanese language proficiency to perform variety of administrative duties.
6) Those who have teaching experience at a university level.

7. Work Location
Office: Rikkyo University, Center for Foreign Language Education and Research, Ikebukuro Campus
Teaching: Ikebukuro Campus & Niiza Campus

8. Remuneration and Benefits
Based on the rules of Rikkyo University.
For reference (Model case of teaching 8 classes in AY2021): First year salary 6.5 million yen (The amount includes extra course allowance. Before various deductions. Annual salary system. No bonus or retirement allowance), personal research fund 310,000 yen per year.

9. Application Documents
1) Rikkyo CV (Word format)
  • Use Rikkyo CV and no other formats will be accepted.
  • Must include contact information (including telephone number and email address).
  • Download the Rikkyo CV, Sample - Rikkyo CV and follow the instructions to complete the CV.
  • Complete it either in Japanese or English.
2) ID photo (either JPEG, PNG, GIF format)
3) Three research papers related to English language education (PDF format)
  • Must include at least one paper written in English.
4) A syllabus for a one-semester English course satisfying the following conditions (PDF format):
  • Target students: those whose level is CEFR B1
  • Course contents: an English course
  • Class size: approximately 20 students in class
  • Class time & Number of classes: Rikkyo University lessons are 100 minutes per class, meet once a week for 14 weeks per semester.
  • A4 size, 1 page, written in English.
5) Certificate of your highest degree (PDF format)

10. Application Process
Fill in the required information in the Google form below and submit the application documents 1) to 5). A Google account is required for submission, so those who do not have it should obtain one.
*If you are applying for a Specially Appointed Associate Professor F position at the same time, please submit the application using the designated Google form.

11. Submission Deadline
All documents must arrive no later than Sunday, August 21, 2022.

12. Contact Information
Center for Foreign Language Education and Research, Rikkyo University
Email: fler-saiyo@rikkyo.ac.jp
*Depending on your work history at Rikkyo University, the maximum number of years you can work in this position you are applying for may change. Please contact us if you wish to confirm.

[Process of selection and method of result notification]
(1) Primary selection via screening of documents
  • Those who have passed the document screening will be notified by email by Friday, September 9, 2022.
(2) Secondary selection via presentation (15 minutes for a model lesson and 15 minutes for an interview in English)
  • Interviews and model lessons are scheduled to be held between Thursday, September 15 and Tuesday, September 20 (excl. Saturday, Sunday and National Holiday).
  • Transportation expenses for the interview will not be reimbursed. There is also the possibility that interviews will be held online.

Download documents from below:
*The FLER office will be closed between Wednesday, August 10 and Sunday, August 21 due to University summer holiday. We will respond to all enquiries upon our return on Monday, August 22.
*We cannot answer any questions regarding the selection process and the reasons for acceptance or rejection.
*During the screening process, we may ask for additional materials.
*Personal information in the application documents will not be used for purposes other than for the selection.

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