[eDebate] An exciting job opportunity in Japan

青沼 智 saonuma
Thu Jun 5 00:59:24 CDT 2008


ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
KANDA UNIVERSITY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
LECTURER POSITION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (COMMUNICATION STUDIES)
 
I.  ANNOUNCEMENT
 
The English Language Institute of Kanda University of International Studies
(http://www.kuis.ac.jp/eli/ <http://www.kuis.ac.jp/eli/> ) has an opening
for a suitably qualified teacher of Communication Studies/EFL. This lecturer
position is for a two-year period commencing April 2009. There may be an
option to renew the contract for a further two years.
 
 
II.  KANDA UNIVERSITY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
 
Kanda University of International Studies is a small private university
dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in international studies,
particularly the study of foreign languages. At present, the university has
students majoring in English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, International
Communication (English) and Languages and Culture (English and Thai,
Vietnamese, Portuguese or Indonesian). Many other foreign languages are
taught as these students? second foreign language.
 
The university is accredited by the Japan Ministry of Education and is
situated in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture. Makuhari is approximately 40 minutes
by train from Tokyo.
 
KUIS enrolled its first undergraduate students in April 1987, and graduated
its first class in 1991. At present the following undergraduates are
enrolled in a variety of courses:
 
  English Majors     1642
  Chinese Majors         222
  Spanish Majors         225
  Korean Majors         124
  International Communication Majors        609
  Languages and Culture Majors     319
 
  Total:       3140

 
III.  THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
 
The English Language Institute (ELI) was founded in 1989 to help develop the
use of English university-wide. The ELI is located in a new building which
has been designed to facilitate the operation of the Kanda English
Proficiency curriculum. The building features classrooms which are blended
learning spaces where traditional modes of instruction can be combined with
multi-media learning and teaching. The building also has a state-of-the-art
Self Access Learning Centre (SALC) where students are trained to become
autonomous learners.
 
Members of the ELI are involved in the following types of activity:
 
Teaching
 
For this position, lecturers teach classes on Debating in English, Public
Speaking, and General English proficiency courses, mainly to first and
second year students.
 
Extra-curricular Student Activities
 
Members work with students in a variety of social, cultural, and sporting
clubs and in informal contact both on and off the campus. The ELI is a
gathering point for students who want to engage in informal English
discussion. Some students come for help and advice on both academic and
other problems.
 
Research
 
Each member participates in a collaborative research project. At present,
two major projects are being undertaken, one in curriculum renewal and
instructional materials design and development (the KELP Project), and the
other in the testing of English proficiency (the KEPT Project).
 
 
IV.  APPLICANTS? QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
 
A. Academic
 
M. A. Degree (or internationally recognized equivalent) in the area of
Communication Studies/EFL /ESL or some closely related field.
  
B. Experience
 
Some experience in teaching debating and public speaking, particularly at
post-secondary level, would be an advantage.
 
C. Personal
 
A strong interest in working with Japanese students in both formal and
extra-curricular settings is essential, together with an interest in
Japanese language and culture. Some skill in sporting, dramatic, musical or
other leisure areas would be an advantage.
 
 
V.  JOB DESCRIPTION
 
Members of the ELI are expected to be at the university for five working
days per week during academic terms, normally from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm or
10.30 am to 6.30 pm.
 
All members are involved in the following:
 
 1) Teaching eight one-and-a-half hour classes per week in each of two
fifteen-week terms per year
 
 2) Working with students in the ELI and/or in clubs
 
 3) Participating as a member of a research team in one of the institute?s
research projects
 
 4) Participating in the ELI Professional Development Programme
 
5) Attending scheduled weekly meetings and activities of the ELI and other
special meetings which may from time to time be called
 
6) Attending special ceremonies and events conducted by the university
including entrance exams and ceremonies, the graduation ceremony and the
Open Campus Day in July
 
 7) Participating in functions organized by the ELI including the welcoming
party and the administrations of the KEPT
 
 8) Cooperating with the Public Relations section of the university in the
promotion of the university to high schools.
 
 
VI.  EMOLUMENTS
 
Salary
 
 1. Gross annual amount: ? 5,000,000 including bonuses (before tax)
 
2. The salary is payable in monthly amounts and two bonus payments
(September and March)
 
Other
 1. Transportation: ? 100,000 to defray expenses of taking up appointment
for overseas appointees
 
 2. Commuting Allowance: Applicable costs of daily travel between
residence and university
 
3. Contract Completion Payment
 
 
VII. APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES
 
 
Applicants should send a CV together with the names of two referees and a
passport-size photograph to:
 
 Dr. Michael Torpey
 Director, English Language Institute
 Kanda University of International Studies
 1 - 4 - 1 Wakaba
 Mihama - ku, Chiba - shi
 Chiba - ken  JAPAN  261-0014
 
Applications may also be sent by fax to:
 
 81 - 43 - 273 - 2018 (from outside Japan)
 043 - 273 - 2018 (from inside Japan)
 
The closing date for applications is September 1st, 2008
 
Applicants placed on a short list will be interviewed in October/November.
Successful applicants will be notified of their appointment before December
15.
 
For further inquiry, you can contact Dr. Michael Torpey, the Director of the
Institute, at eli(ATMARK)kanda.kuis.ac.jp

PS
For "informal" inquiry, You can write to me
<saonuma(ATMARK)kanda.kuis.ac.jp> as well. FYI, our "bilingual
(Japanese/English)" debate club, now defunct, used to be active in the
national intercollegiate debate ("policy," that is) circuit. We also did
some parli debates in the past.

-- 
Satoru Aonuma, Ph.D.
Kanda University of International Studies






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