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Faculty Position in Systematic Theology (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor)
International Christian University
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Department of Humanities
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Private university
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International Christian University (ICU) is a private, bilingual university that provides a first-class liberal arts education in a culturally and religiously diverse international community of students, faculty and staff. ICU's educational mission is based on Christian and democratic principles. ICU has approximately 3,000 students and over 150 faculty members from Japan and overseas. The university is located on a wooded campus in the suburbs of Tokyo.

We are pleased to announce an open search for a full-time faculty position in Systematic Theology. The successful applicant is expected to teach general education, foundation, and area major courses in the College of Liberal Arts, as well as courses in the Graduate School. Along with courses on Systematic Theology, she or he will also teach courses in the History of Theology and Religious Studies.

[Address of work location and other information]
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8585, JAPAN

[Number of positions]
One, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor

[Starting date]
September 1, 2022 or April 1, 2023

Research field
Systematic Theology, History of Theology, Religious Studies
Job type
Professor level
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Assistant Professor level
Employment status
1. Assistant Professor: Tenure-track position for an initial five-year term. (The term may be shortened to three years, depending on previous experience). If tenure is approved at the end of the term, the position will be made permanent and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor will be granted. 2. Associate Professor & Professor: Employment until the mandatory retirement age of 65.
Work location
Kanto district - Tokyo 

1.Ph.D. or equivalent in Systematic Theology or a related field is required.
2.Language of instruction: English and/or Japanese (Knowledge of Japanese or willingness to learn Japanese is desirable.)
3.Christian (of any denomination). In exceptional circumstances, a non-Christian who affirms ICU's Christian ideals and commits to realizing them may be considered.
4.Ability and willingness to serve as University Pastor and ICU Church Pastor is desirable.


1.Salary: in accordance with ICU employment regulations
2.Allowances: available, in accordance with ICU employment regulations (e.g. commuting allowance)
3.Working hours: in accordance with ICU employment regulations
4.Social insurance: coverage by Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan (PMAC), workers' compensation, etc.

Application period
2022/01/06 Deadline for receipt
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., January 6, 2022 (JST) (deadline may be extended until an appropriate candidate is found).
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[Selection process]
1.Register your application online.
2.Submit all the application materials online as described below.
3.After documentary screening, short-listed candidates will be requested to give a lecture and will be interviewed.

[Application method]
1.Curriculum Vitae
2.List of Academic Publications (Do not submit actual publications unless requested.)
3.Name and contact information of three academic referees and one church minister/leader who can testify to the applicant's commitment to Christianity. We will approach your referees as necessary. (In the case of non-Christian applicants, please include within your cover letter a statement on your affirmation of ICU's Christian ideals and your commitment to realizing them. In this case, a pastoral reference is not necessary.)
4.Cover letter describing why you are applying for the position.

URL for Uploading
*ICU has a contract with Dropbox Education with high security. You do not need to create a Dropbox account to upload files, and you can ignore an email message that Dropbox will automatically send you telling you that the uploading of the files has been completed.

File requirements:
・Format : PDF
・Size : Less than 3 MB (per file)
・Combine the documents into one file if possible.
・File name : Family name_All (e.g. Smith_All)
*If it is not possible to combine the documents into one file, name the files as follows.
Family name_CV,
Family name_publication,
Family name_references,
Family name_coverletter

If online submission is not possible, please write to the contact person below.
Personal information will be treated with confidentiality.

[Result notification method]
Applicants will be notified of the outcome by email.

[Contact details]
Contact Address
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585, JAPAN

Contact Person
Prof. Stephen Eskildsen

Position of Contact Person
Chair, Department of Humanities


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Online Submission with all application documents is available.
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