【Position and Rank】
One full-time (tenured) position with the rank of Professor, Associate Professor, or Lecturer.【Starting Date】
April 1st, 2020 or September 1st, 2020【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 discuss 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 GTS 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 was not centered 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.【Qualifications】
The candidate must have a Ph.D. or have attained an equivalent record of achievement and ability.
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【Application Materials】
(1) Curriculum Vitae with attached photo.
(2) List of publications. (On the list, indicate your most significant publication with a ◎ mark by the title.
Indicate two other important publications with a 〇 mark).
(3) One copy each of your three most significant publications. (These may be printed books or journal volumes for articles, article extracts,
or photocopied versions of these items. Include one summary for each submission:
If it was published in English or languages other than Japanese,provide a Japanese summary of approximately 1000 characters.
If it was published in Japanese, provide an English summary of approximately 500 words.)
(4) A personal statement on your suitability for the position and your teaching aspirations (1000 words in English).
(5) Two syllabi in English: One for the “Introduction to International Relations” course. The other should be for an Upper Division class
that you would like to teach.
Meiji Gakuin’s class periods are ninety minutes long. The Introduction to International Relations meets 15 times a semester,
while the Upper Division class meets 30 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:
*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.
Applications must arrive by Monday, September 30, 2019
【Address for application submissions】
Prof. Hiroshi Toya
Dean, 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 the
“Introduction to International Relations” Position” 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 those selected candidates at the time of the interview.
The interviews will be held on November 2, 2019, 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.