Employment opportunities

Meiji Gakuin University Department of International Studies

● Type of job
Commencement date of work
Type of vacancies
Associate Professor or Assistant Professor
Department in charge
American Culture and Society, British Culture and Society or Cross Cultural History. The successful candidate is also expected to be in charge of seminar courses including thesis supervision. The appointee may also be asked to supervise the overseas field studies.
Number of persons to be employed
One full-time (tenured) position
Working place
Yokohama Campus (Occasionally, trips to Shirokane Campus are requested.)
Academic Specialty
Specialist in the following fields such as: American Studies, British Studies, Comparative Cultural Studies, Cultural Interaction Studies, Diaspora Studies, Ethnic Studies or related fields. The candidate must have publications in the fields related to American/British Culture, Society or History.
● How to apply
Application requirements
The candidate is required to have the Ph.D. In exceptional cases, a candidate without a Ph.D. may also be considered if an equivalent level of knowledge and professional experience can be demonstrated. Also, Japanese communication skills for routine work are needed.
Application forms
(1) Curriculum vitae with a photo and email address
(2) List of publication

Note; Candidates must use a standardized form for items (1) and (2).
They can download the form from the following links:

(3) Reprint or copy of three publications each with an abstract of 250 words (Indicate the most important one out of the three with a circle on the list of publication.)
(4) Syllabus and outline for a lecture class on “American Culture and Society,” “British Culture and Society” or “Cross Cultural History” in 1-2 page(s). There should be a total of 15 class sessions.
(5) Certificate of the highest degree awarded or its scanned image
(6) Statement of Purpose describing your educational philosophy and suitability for this position (500 words)

*Application materials will not be returned.
*Personal data provided on application materials will be used only for selection purposes.
Application Deadline
Applications must arrive by 2014.9.16
Please submit your application form to:
All the above materials must be sent in one package marked in red on the front as follows: “Application for British/American Culture and Society.” The package should be sent to the following address by registered mail or an international courier service:

Professor Shigeki Takeo
Dean, Faculty of International Studies
Meiji Gakuin University
1518 Kamikurata-cho, Totsuka-ku,
Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 244-8539 Japan
Successful candidates will be invited for an interview. As part of the interview, candidates will be asked to give a demonstration lesson.
For further information, please contact the Faculty of International Studies Office at: kokusai@mguad.meijigakuin.ac.jp
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