Jun 24, 2022

Assistant Professor Position in the Translation and Interpreting Studies Program (College of Intercultural Communication) Application Close Date: September 9, 2022



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

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

2.Starting Date: April 1, 2023

3.Area of Specialization: Translation and Interpreting Studies

4.Classes: Academic Skills (in Japanese or English), Overview of Language and Communication Studies, Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Studies, Translation and Interpreting Practicum, other classes in Translation and Interpreting Studies and related subjects
*Information on the Translation and Interpreting Studies program is available at:
5.Other responsibilities include education-related matters, research, entrance exam duties, departmental management, and others as specified by the faculty dean and department chair.

(1)Master’s degree or PhD in Translation and Interpreting Studies or a related field (PhD preferred);
(2)Practical experience in the field of translation or interpreting;
(3)Ability to teach courses in Japanese and English.

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

8.Application Close Date: September 9, 2022

9.Application Materials:
(1)Curriculum Vitae
  • Use the Rikkyo University CV template as is 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 using the Rikkyo University CV template as is or as a reference (regarding the information and order of presentation) to compile this information;
(3)3 published articles/works of research (at least 1 in English);
(4)The name of 1 reference, including affiliation(s)/title(s), and contact information (phone number and e-mail address) provided on a separate sheet of paper;
(5)A statement in Japanese (approx. 2,000 characters) or English (approx. 1,000 words) telling how you can contribute to the College of Intercultural Communication's Translation and Interpreting Studies program.
*Materials can be sent either in English or Japanese.

(1)Click below to download the CV guidelines and template.
(2) We will only accept applications submitted via the JREC-In Web application. Candidates must adhere to this submission process and follow the JREC-In Web application submission procedures. All documents must be submitted as a single file (either a PDF or a compressed file). When submitting your application, the file name should be your full name (in English). 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 alone 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 “Translation and Interpreting Studies 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 September 30, 2022 for an interview. The interview will take place on October 15, 2022. The interview will be conducted in Japanese and English.

(1)The interview will 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, 2023.

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 10 and 21. During this interval the office will be unable to answer inquiries.

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