Full-time Non-permanent Lecturer or Associate Professor Position in Political Science

Employer
Miyazaki International College
Location
Indian, ME
Closing date
Dec 4, 2022

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Sector
Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Political Science
Organization Type
Corporate
Full-time Non-permanent Lecturer or Associate Professor Position in Political Science

[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]

Miyazaki International College (MIC) is a four-year liberal arts college accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The first liberal arts university in Japan to use English as the medium of instruction, MIC is international in scope, grounded in the social sciences and humanities, and emphasizes the study of world-wide human problems and issues in a spirit of collaboration, inquiry, and multicultural understanding. The fundamental purpose of MIC is to develop international citizens conversant in Japanese and foreign cultures and fluent in English.

Miyazaki International College is currently seeking candidates for a faculty position (open rank) in Political Science. We are particularly interested in strong generalist candidates. Area of specialization is open, but candidates must be able to teach 4-6 undergraduate level courses including but not limited to Introduction to Political Science, Politics of Japan, Comparative Foreign Policy, International Political Economy, and at least 2 seminars. Candidates must also be able to supervise the graduation thesis and teach graduate level courses in International Politics (omnibus).

Assignment to begin April 1, 2023. Salary is 4.0 - 6.5 million yen commensurate with experience and includes benefits. Two-year contract, renewable up to the age of 60 with satisfactory biennial reviews.

Social insurance will be covered by the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Universities in Japan and employment insurance. Individual Research Funds and travel expenses provided.

Qualifications for this position:

Applicants must have completed a Master's or a Ph.D. in Political Science. Applicants must be able to teach in English. Teaching experience with second language learners is preferred but not necessary. This is principally a teaching position, and the majority of our students are non-native speakers. Japanese ability is not required, though can help the application.

Applicants must also be willing to participate actively in education and research, institutional affairs, community outreach and other institutional activities.

Nationality is not an issue.

[Work Location]

Miyazaki International College

1405 Kano-hei Kiyotake Cho

Miyazaki 889-1605

Japan

Application Deadline: December 25, 2022

[Application method]

Please submit the following documents by registered mail, labeling the envelope as follows: "Application for Full-time Position (Political Science) Enclosed". Please note that application documents will not be returned, and will be disposed of by the College.

Cover letter detailing your qualifications and skills as they relate to the position
Detailed curriculum vitae
Academic achievements
Statement on Teaching
Statement on Research
Two letters of reference
Copy of your degree certificate for M.A./Ph.D.
If a foreigner residing in Japan, copy of your residence card (both front and back pages)

[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]

After reviewing the submitted documents (first stage screening), shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a follow-up interview (second stage screening). Only candidates who have passed the first screening will be notified. Interviews are sometimes conducted via Zoom. Expenses for in-person interviews shall be borne by the applicant. Please note that application materials will not be returned, and will be disposed of by the College.

[Contact and submission details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)]

Applicants residing in Japan should send documents to the attention of:

Miyazaki International College

Office of General Affairs

Reiko Kagawa/Maiko Fujie

1405 Kano-hei Kiyotake Cho

Miyazaki 889-1605

Japan

*Applicants from overseas should apply via e-mail: soumuka@sky.miyazaki-mic.ac.jp

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