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ELF(English as a Lingua Franca) instructor (part-time) positions (玉川大学)
Tamagawa University
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Center for English as a Lingua Franca
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Private university
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Tamagawa University is seeking part-time instructors for its ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) program.

[Job description (work / duties after recruitment, subject responsible for, etc.)]

Teaching university-wide ELF classes.
Classes are scheduled in 100 min x 2 classes x 2 days a week format.
(Mon & Wed or Tue & Fri).
1) Mon & Wed: 9:00-10:50 and 11:00-12:50
2) Tue & Fri: 9:00-10:50 and 11:00-12:50
3) Mon: 13:00-14:50 and 17:00-18:50, AND
Wed: 15:00-16:50 and 17:00-18:50
4) Tue & Fri: 13:00-14:50 and 15:00-16:50

[Address of work location and other information]

6-1-1 Tamagawa Gakuen, Machida, Tokyo 194-8610

[Available positions (job title, number of positions, etc.)]


[Starting date, employment date, etc.]


Research field
Job type
Lecturer (part-time)
Employment status
Part-time position (initial contract is effective until March 31, then one-year contract, renewable, maximum of nine times.) The contract will not be effective after the year in which the employee reaches the age of 65.
Work location
Kanto district - Tokyo 

[Public qualifications needed in specific field(s), conditions (education, degree, etc.), experience (how many years) and expertise required for specific field(s)]

1. Qualification: MA in TESOL, TEFL or Applied Linguistics
2. Expert user of English with an ability to conduct ELF classes in English for students with various levels of proficiency
3. Experience in teaching ELF at college level preferred
4. Experience in learning a second/foreign language to the advanced level
5. A substantial record of publications/conference presentations in ELT and/or related areas
6. A legal status to work part-time at a higher education institution (Japanese citizenship, permanent residency or a relevant visa)


[Treatment after recruitment (job title, salary, working hours, employment type, employment period / trial period)] * Important

[Overtime hours, rest periods, discretionary labor system, holidays, various insurances (social insurance, labor insurance), various systems (pay increase system, bonuses, transportation expenses, retirement allowances), the type of agreement with the applicant when not hiring, etc.]

Each semester consists of 15 weeks of classes and a final examination. You are responsible for making up cancelled classes. Final examination is scheduled in the 16th week. In compliance with our academic calendar, classes may be held on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays in order to secure 15 weeks.
Information about the salary is provided to applicants at the interview stage.

[The measures against second-hand smoking in your workplace.] * Important

No smoking on the premises (smoking area is set outside of the building)

Application period
2023/02/17 Deadline for receipt
February 17th or when the position has been filled.
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application documents, application (submission) method (Mail, attachment to e-mail, details on using the web application, etc.), destination (address, e-mail address, web application URL, etc.)]

Please send your application materials by registered mail. Application by e-mail will not be accepted.
1. A cover letter indicating your teaching and research backgrounds as well as your understanding of English as a Lingua Franca.
2. CV: with photo, taken within the last 3 months.
3. Statement of Research Achievements: including activities conducted for professional or public organizations, publications (specify refereed or non-refereed), research papers and presentations in your area of research.
4. Statement of Pedagogical Achievements: including classroom related publications such as textbooks, teaching materials, or lectures.
5. A list of people who will act as referees.

Regarding the documents #2, #3 and #4, you may use Tamagawa University format which is available in the URL below. Your own format would also be acceptable for the application if it covers all the information indicated above, however, if you pass the document screening, in order to proceed to the interview stage, we will ask the applicants to fill out the #2, #3 and #4 documents in Tamagawa University format.

Tamagawa University forms are available in the URL below.
履歴書(Curriculum Vitae)<指定様式>
研究業績書(Statement of Research Achievements)<指定様式>
教育業績書(Statement of Pedagogical Achievements)<指定様式>
Three supplemental information files(How to Fill out the Forms in Tamagawa University Format; List of Categories, Areas, Disciplines and Research Fields; and The Handling of Personal Information at Tamagawa University Faculties) are in the website. Please refer to the instructions indicated in the files and fill out the forms if you choose the university format.

Send documents to:
Center for English as a Lingua Franca, Tamagawa University,
6-1-1 Tamagawa Gakuen, Machida, Tokyo 194-8610

[Selection details (interview / selection location, selection method, notification of result, etc.)]

We may ask candidates for additional materials if necessary. Successful candidates will be invited to an interview.

[Result notification method, whether application documents can be returned or not, etc.]

The result of your application will be conveyed by email. Application materials will not be returned. All the application materials you have submitted to us will only be used for the present recruitment in accordance with our Privacy Protection Policy and will be discarded once the selection process has been completed.

[Contact information (department, official position, name, institution e-mail address and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important

Center for English as a Lingua Franca, Tamagawa University, Tokyo

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Additional information

After an initial screening, your application will be kept until March 31st, 2023 for possible further openings. You will be invited for an interview when positions become available.
Applicants are responsible for transportation expenses for interviews.
We have added university name in Japanese in the job title section.
We have updated the teaching time schedule in the Job description section.
We changed the closing date for application on January 27th.
(From January 31st 2023 to February 17th 2023)

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