Position Opening for a coordinator of internships and NPO/NGO programs.

The Faculty of International Studies at Meiji Gakuin University, invites applications for a coordinator of internships and NPO/NGO programs.

Meiji Gakuin University established its International Studies Faculty in 1986 to mark the university’s centennial anniversary. As one of first departments of its kind in Japan, the Faculty engages its students with a multi-disciplinary and multilingual approach to understanding global issues. One unique aspect of the program is its emphasis on learning experiences that occur outside the classroom. To date, students in International Studies have participated in regularly held study trips to Europe, Africa, North America, Asia and Australia.

The Faculty seeks a motivated and experienced professional who will enhance this unique curriculum by creating and managing a program that provides students with educational opportunities in NPO/NGO organizations and internships. Depending upon the successful candidate’s qualifications, the appointment will carry the rank of either Associate Professor or Lecturer. The position will run for a term of four years, and with the possibility of a four-year renewal of the appointment.

The coordinator’s primary duties are as follows:
1. Provide lectures and practical training programs in and outside Japan to prepare students for internships and volunteer organizations.
2. Guide students in other classes in which they prepare written reports in connection with the training program noted in item 2. (Students will be allowed to submit work in either English or Japanese.)
3. Develop internships with companies and NPO/NGO groups both in and outside Japan, and coordinate student participation in these activities.

Candidates for the position are required to provide the following materials.
1. A current résumé. (Details on the proper forms are below.)
2. A two-page syllabus for a lecture course on either “NPO/NGO and other volunteer activities” or “internships.” English and Japanese versions are required.
3. A list of publications; this may include research reports.
Candidates should identify their three most significant works, and indicate the article/report that has the greatest bearing on the position’s duties and objectives.
4. No more than three examples of their publications. (Candidates may submit either originals or photocopies of these works. Please note that these materials will no be returned.).
5. Letters of Recommendation are not required, but candidates may include up to two statements of support. The letters may be either in English or Japanese.
6. A personal statement from the candidate. The cover letter should be no more than two pages.

Candidates should provide information for items 1 and 3 on standardized forms. These are available for download at the following addresses:

http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/personnel/kyouin_log/resume.doc (WORD / 97KB)

Hiring process: The search committee will make its hiring decision based upon an initial review of the applications, and interviews with final candidates in early November at Meiji Gakuin University.

The candidate must submit a complete application by September 24th, 2009 to the following address:
Dean Abe Nozomu

The Faculty of International Studies
Meiji Gakuin University
1518 Kamikurata-cho, Totsuka-ku
Yokohama, Kanagawa 244-8539 Japan

For further information, please contact the Faculty of International Studies Office at kokusai@mguad.meijigakuin.ac.jp