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Employment of a Visiting Professor or Lecturer, Term Limited (English literature <especially poetry and drama>)
Kyushu University
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The Faculty of Humanities
Institution type
National university
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○The Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University, Japan, announces an opening for a Visiting Lecturer, term limited, from April 1st, 2022.

○The official status will be term-limited visiting lectureship with the teaching load of approximately five to seven 90-minute classes per week. It is necessary to cooperate in marking of the Kyushu University Entrance Examinations and other office duties.

○Term of Employment: one year, renewable

○Remuneration will be approximately 4.5 to 6 million yen per annum before tax depending on age, qualifications, and experience, which will be decided in accordance with the relevant regulations stipulated by Kyushu University. Travel expenses from the selected applicant's present address to Fukuoka will be refunded by the university.

Research field
Job type
Professor level
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Fukuoka 

The applicant should:
(1) be a native speaker of English or have equivalent competence.
(2) have a professional interest in teaching English literature (especially poetry and drama) linguistics and other courses (including English conversation, composition, and cultural studies).
(3) have a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification (although applicants holding a Master's degree or equivalent qualification will also be considered).
(4) be able to teach English literature as a graduate course.


○Working hours: Based on Discretionary Labor System for professional work, Kyushu University allows the employee to engage in his/her work while leaving it to his/her discretion to decide the means and the allotment of time for performing the work and regarding them as having worked for the prescribed number of working hours (7 hours and 45 minutes), irrespective of how much time he/she has actually spent on his/her work.

○Days off:Every Saturday and Sunday, national holidays, and other specified days.

○Social Insurance: Health insurance, pension insurance, mutual retirement pension programs of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Society, and employment insurance of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

○Secondhand smoking measures:Smoking is prohibited at Kyushu University.

For further information on this post, please email

Application period
2021/08/30 -  2021/10/30 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

○Applicants are requested to send the following documents to:
Nobumitsu Ukai
Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Kyushu University,744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan.

(1) Curriculum Vitae (including the date of birth and academic record since elementary school).
(2) Recent photograph.
(3) List of publications.
*We also accept applications by e-mail to
Applications must be received by October 30th, 2021.

○The final decision will be made following a personal interview, which may be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

○Application materials will not be returned. (If you wish them to be returned, state it explicitly and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.)

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○In compliance with the Personal Information Protection Law in Japan, the personal information that we obtain will be used only for the selection of this Fixed-Term position.

○Kyushu University particularly welcomes applications from female researchers and makes an effort to provide a comfortable work environment for them. KyushuUniversity will also select a candidate following the principles of the Basic Act for Gender-Equal Society (Act No.78 of 1999). For more details, please refer to the website of Office for Promotion of Gender Equality, Kyushu University:

○Kyushu University will select a candidate following the principles of the Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities (Act No.84 of May 21, 1970), the Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities (Act No.123 of 1960) and the Act for Eliminating Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Act No.65 of June 26, 2013).

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