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Full Professor or Associate Professor (English Language Education)
Hokkaido University
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Research Faculty of International Media and Communication
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National university
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A full-time specially appointed, non-tenured associate professor or professor in the Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University.

[Teaching Duties]
Teaching English as a foreign language to undergraduate students along with other English language-related subjects.

(i) Teaching a maximum of 9 courses (18 classroom hours) per week,
(ii) Conducting academic research and developing teaching materials,
(iii) Entrance examination preparations and grading

[Work address]
Kita 17, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

[Contract Period]
The contract period is four years. Contract renewal is possible depending upon evaluation of work/academic achievements during the contract period. The period of the renewed contract is four years for a total of 8 years maximum.

[Contract Commencement Date (Scheduled)]
April 1, 2022

Research field
Humanities/ Social sciences
Area studies
Humanities/ Social sciences
Media studies
Job type
Professor level
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Full-time (Non-tenured) : 4 years (non-tenure track), Please note that the employment of this post is "part-time" even though it is full-time working hours Monday to Friday.
Work location
Hokkaido district - Hokkaido 

(i) Native speaker of English,
(ii) Master's degree (PhD holder preferred),
(iii) Active research career in Linguistics/TESOL, Area Studies (American Studies, British Studies, Asian/Japanese Studies, etc.) or Media Studies.
(iv) Professional qualifications and/or work experience in TESOL.


Roughly 6.4 million yen per year (Associate Professor)
Roughly 7.4 million yen per year (Professor)

Working Arrangements:
Seven hours and forty-five minutes per day under the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work

Health Insurance, Etc. :
Covered by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association, Welfare Pension, worker's compensation insurance, employment insurance

Application period
2021/11/05 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application Materials (3 documents in total)]
To be sent by e-mail attachment

1) An application form (one Word or pdf file) containing:
a) Cover letter (2 pages of A4 maximum) including your reasons for applying, teaching philosophy, and any particular contributions you can make to the department,
b) Resume (include your date of birth),
c) List of publications. List separately those publications in refereed journals and those which are unrefereed articles or conference presentations/proceedings,
d) Contact details (name, affiliation, title, email address, telephone number) of two referees. At least one must be currently employed in higher education.

2) One sample of your research
A pdf file or scan of a published paper, a draft of a conference presentation, or an MA/PhD thesis chapter.

3) A scanned version of the degree certificate of the highest degree obtained.

【Submission Address】
Applications should be sent to the following ddress:

Please write “TEFL Position" in the subject line of the email message.

【Contact Information】
All inquiries should be made by e-mail only to:

Online Submission
Online Submission with all application documents is available.
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Application Deadline:
November 5, 2021 (Japan Time: 5:00 PM)

Hokkaido University is a non-smoking environment, except in designated outdoor smoking areas.

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