1. Position Information
Department of Affiliation:
The Department of Global and Transcultural Studies, Faculty of International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University
Assistant Professor (non-tenured)
April 1st, 2018 or September 1st, 2018
Duration of the Position:
Four years (with no option for renewal).
Number of Openings:
Duties and Teaching Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be asked to teach “Introduction to International Relations” in English.
This is a Lower Division class. The selected candidate will also teach an Upper Division course that is based
on their field of specialization. (In your personal statement [Item (4)] please include an explanation of the
Upper Division course that you would offer.) In addition, the candidate will be asked to teach a few other
lecture courses and seminars offered by the department.
The department’s curriculum is conducted entirely in English. It seeks a candidate who has the teaching skills
and dedication to effectively instruct students in small class settings, including students whose secondary
education did not center on an English curriculum. In addition, the Department is looking for a scholar
who can teach theories of international relations to students while also providing them with a wealth of knowledge
on various topics related to international relations.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. or have attained an equivalent level of knowledge and research experience.
The position is open to any applicant regardless of their nationality or their first (native) language, but candidates
should have a high level of English proficiency in order to fulfill their teaching duties. They also should have a sufficient
level of Japanese proficiency for some administrative tasks.
Place of employment:
Meiji Gakuin University’s Yokohama Campus
2. Application Information
(1) Curriculum Vitae.
(2) List of publications.
(On the list, indicate your most significant publication with a ◎ mark.
Indicate two other important publications with a ○ mark).
(3) Single copies of the circled publications, printed on single-sided paper.
(Provide a 1000 character summary in Japanese for each selection.)
(4) A personal statement on your suitability for the position and your teaching and research aspirations
(2000 characters in Japanese, or 1000 words in English)
(5) Two syllabi in English: One for an introductory course in International Relations.
The other should be for an Upper Division class that you would like to teach.
(Meiji Gakuin’s classes are ninety minutes in length; the Introduction to International Relations
meets fifteen times a semester, while the Upper Division class meets thirty times a semester.)
(6) Two letters of recommendation in either Japanese or English.
*Items (1) and (2) require you to use the university’s standardized forms.
You can download them from this link: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/personnel/faculty_member_log/attachment/CV1-17.doc
*Please submit items (3) and below on A4 or letter sized paper.
*Use the Western calendar for all dates. Submitted materials will not be returned to the applicants. All personal information
submitted by the applicants will only be used for the selection process to fill this position.
Applications must arrive by Friday, September 15, 2017
Address for application submissions:
Professor Shigeki Takeo
Dean of the Faculty of International Studies
c/o Yokohama General Affairs Division Meiji Gakuin University
1518 Kamikurata-cho, Totsuka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 244-8539 Japan
*All of the above materials must be sent in one package that is marked on the front with
“Application for International Faculty Member Position (Introduction to International Relations)” in red letters.
The successful applicant will be selected based on a review of all the applications, interviews with a short list of candidates
chosen from this review process, and demonstration lectures by the candidates that will be held at the time of the interview.
The interviews will be held on November 4, 2017, at Meiji Gakuin University’s Shirokane Campus in Tokyo. The university
will reimburse transportation costs to those candidates invited for an interview according to the university’s travel expense regulations.
For further information, please contact the Faculty of International Studies Office.
*Meiji Gakuin University’s founding spirit of nurturing human character is based on Christian values.
The university hopes candidates will please understand the spirit of Meiji Gakuin’s educational foundation.