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The University of Shizuoka invites qualified applicants for the position of full time non-tenured lecturer starting April 1, 2022.
University of Shizuoka
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Language and Communication Research Center
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Public university
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
1.Rank: Two full-time (non-tenured, one-year) lecturer positions renewable for a total of up to 3 years.
2.Department: Language and Communication Research Center
3.Fields: English Education
4.Courses and related duties:
a.Teaching ten undergraduate courses (Freshman English, English Communication, Reading, Writing, Presentation, TOEIC, etc.)
b.(i) Designing syllabi and selecting textbooks for English courses; (ii) conducting 90-minute office hours every week (support and advice for students and conversation practice with students); (iii) providing orientation meetings and pre-program advice for students about study abroad programs; (iv) other educational duties as directed by the Director and the Assistant Director of the Language and Communication Center.

[Address of work location and other information]
University of Shizuoka
52-1 Yada, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi
Shizuoka-ken, Japan 422-8526

[Number of positions]
2 Positions

[Starting date]

Research field
English Education
Job type
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
from April 2022 one year contract, renewable twice (for a total of up to 3 years)
Work location
Tokai district - Shizuoka 

(i) Candidates need to be native speakers of English or those who have English language ability equivalent to that of native speakers of English; (ii) Candidates need to hold a master's or higher degree in Humanities or Social Sciences as of April 1, 2022, and/or having relevant academic experience/ability or professional publications which the University deems equivalent to a master's degree; (iii) Experience in teaching English as a second/foreign language at a Japanese university is required; (iv) Candidates need to show a strong interest in English education at the university level in Japan; (v) Proficiency in Japanese sufficient for conducting routine administrative duties is also required; (vi) Successful applicants are required to reside in or around Shizuoka City.


(i) 7.5 hours a day between 8:30 and 17:00 (as a basic guideline) Monday through Friday (37.5 hours a week); (ii) Monthly wages, bonuses and transportation expenses are paid as specified in the university's regulations. Employment, disability, health and pension insurances are also provided.

Application period
2021/09/01 -  2021/10/29 Deadline for receipt
8.Deadline for Submission of Application: October 29, 2021, noon (Japan time)
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application method (including where to send documents)]
Documents to be Submitted: (i) a current CV with a portrait photo attached; (ii) a list of academic achievements (details outlined below under “Guidelines for listing academic achievements"); (iii) copies of 2 publications authored by the applicant; (iv) a two-page research statement in English of achievements and future goals in the field of English education; (v) a copy of the diploma for the highest academic degree earned (post-graduate); and (vi) contact information of two possible referees for the candidate

Application Address:
Public Relations and Planning Office
University of Shizuoka
52-1 Yada, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi
Shizuoka-ken, Japan 422-8526
Telephone: +81-54-264-5106
We will not accept submissions by e-mail.

[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]
Review Procedure: After (i) careful consideration based on the documents submitted, qualified applicants will be (ii) interviewed at the University of Shizuoka in Shizuoka, Japan. A teaching demonstration may be requested. Please note that applicants must come for the interview at their own expense: They will not be reimbursed by the University.

[Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important
Public Relations and Planning Office
University of Shizuoka
52-1 Yada, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi
Shizuoka-ken, Japan 422-8526
Telephone: +81-54-264-5106

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Additional considerations
(i) The required forms are available online at
(ii) We will not assume the cost for returning any materials submitted; if an applicant would like to have them returned to him/her, please indicate so in the application.
In such a case the applicant needs to include in the application package a self-addressed return envelope with sufficient postage.
(iii) We will undertake responsibility for the custody, preservation, and eventual destruction of any remaining application materials. Furthermore, as required by law, the University will not use the information received for any purpose other than that of review for selection.

Guidelines for listing academic achievements
Please take note of the following rules pertinent to preparation of your CV:
1.Do not list any work unless it has been published. For example, do not include such things as privately published works, writings for club magazines, or internal memos/documents.
2.Do not list any joint work unless it is possible to identify who has written which section.
3.You may list any book or article that will be published by a publisher or in a journal soon (as long as the work in question has been received by the publisher with assurances to publish).
4.In the case of an academic paper, the relevant page numbers need to be clearly indicated.
5.List the names of all co-authors if it is a joint work.

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