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Employment Information

We are now recruiting for English Instructor positions to begin teaching from April 2018.

If you wish to apply, complete the application by following the procedure below.

Position English Instructor for the English Discussion Class
Qualifications

A person falling under any one of the following categories is eligible to be appointed as an English Instructor.

(1) A person who has obtained a Master’s degree in English-language education and who has personal knowledge of and experience in English-language education at the university level; or

(2) A person who has obtained a Master’s degree in a field other than English-language education and who has personal knowledge of and experience in English-language education at the university level; or

(3) A person who has obtained a Master’s degree in English-language education or in other field and a CELTA qualification, and who has personal knowledge of English-language education at the university level; or

(4) A person considered to be similar to any of (1) through (3) above and who specifically has knowledge of and sufficient experience in English-language education at the university level; or

(5) A person considered to be similar to any of (1) through (4) above and who is specifically sufficiently experienced in English-language education at the university or high school level.

*Applicants of any nationality are welcome to apply.
Starting Date April 1, 2018
Conditions One-year contract, possibly renewed up to four times (for a total of 5 years maximum upon the mutual agreement of both parties)
Work Days Monday to Saturday (6 days per week)
*Must be on campus during the regular semester (Spring and Fall) and the repeating courses sessions, which are offered for two weeks in August and two weeks in February.
Work Hours Monday to Friday: 8:50-17:00 & Saturday: 8:50-13:00
Location Monday: Ikebukuro Campus (Tokyo) or Niiza Campus (Saitama)
Tuesday-Friday: Ikebukuro Campus
Saturday: Niiza Campus
Remuneration Salary: Salary shall be determined in the rule of Rikkyo Gakuin.
Additional: Summer bonus (1 month of salary provided in June), Winter bonus (2 months of salary provided in December), housing allowance, transportation allowance, insurance (Rikkyo Gakuin health insurance, welfare pension insurance and employment insurance), and grant-in-aid.

Note:
1) The first bonus of the first year will be prorated based on the numbers of calendar days after the commencement of assignment.

2) The English Instructor position is designated as a teaching position, not a researcher position. However, instructors are able to receive a fund (for the purpose of improving the quality of their classes and education) from Rikkyo University called Grant-in-aid. A Researcher Number will not be provided by the university.

Holiday Sundays
National Holidays
Special University Holidays
Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring breaks
*In order to balance the number of classes over the 14-week semester, Rikkyo University schedules some classes on some national holidays, which are then considered to be work days. In lieu of these days, other days during the academic calendar become non-teaching days.
Paid Holiday 10 days for the first year
Application Documents Submit Documents Number 1 to 4 as e-mail attachments by the application deadline. Document Number 5 (references) must be submitted by each referee as e-mail attachments. No other formats will be accepted. Use the documents below.
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Rikkyo Formatted Curriculum Vitae
  3. Activity Plan and Rationale
  4. Academic Degrees (Submit photocopies)
    ・ Master’s or your highest Degree
    ・ TESOL-related Certificates / Diplomas if applicable
  5. Two (2) References
    ・ Download the designated forms and forward a copy to each of your referees.
    ・ Referees must submit their completed form to us via email directly.
◆Download Rikkyo University designated forms below:

① Cover Lettercover letter word
② Curriculum Vitaecurriculum vitae excel (Outline for Curriculum Vitaeoutline for curriculum vitae pdf
③ Activity Plan and Rationale TaskActivity Plan and Rationale Task pdfand formActivity Plan and Rationale form word
⑤ Reference Formreference from word

Place of Submission Submit Application Document Number 1 to 4 as e-mail attachments.
E-mail: edc-recruit@rikkyo.ac.jp
Have each referee to submit Document Number 5 as e-mail attachment directly.
E-mail: edc-recruit@rikkyo.ac.jp
Submit all the application documents for the attention of “Personnel Section, Center for English Discussion Class, Rikkyo University”.
Selection Stages First Stage: Screening of application document (May)
Second Stage: Model Teaching and Personal Interview (June)
* Tentatively, notification of official offer of employment is scheduled to be made by the end of July, 2017.
Application Deadline
May 10, 2017 12:00 p.m. (noon), Tokyo time

※Please note the following;
1) Submit completed application documents by the deadline.
2) We do not disclose the reason for the rejection due to our policy.
3) We will keep your files on record up to one year from submission, after which they will be discarded appropriately.

FAQ

Q1: How can I find accommodation in Tokyo?

A1: You are expected to conduct the search for accommodation on your own.

Q2: I am applying from overseas. How can I get a working visa for Japan?

A2: We will provide you with a Certificate of Eligibility, which you can then take to the Japanese Embassy or the Japanese Consulate in your country of residence to apply for a work visa.

Q3: When does the contract begin and how long does it last?

A3: The contract term is from April 1 to March 31 of the following year. The contract is possibly renewed up to four times (in principle, for a total of 5 years maximum upon the mutual agreement of both parties). In some cases, contract terms may run from September 1 (the second semester of the Japanese academic calendar) to August 31 of the following year.

Q4: Is it possible to work part-time in this position?

A4: No. This is a full-time position only.

Q5: Can I select the Rikkyo campus where I will teach?

A5: No. Your main campus will be in Ikebukuro. All English Instructors will be assigned to teach lessons at both the Ikebukuro and Niiza campuses.

Q6: I am a non-native speaker of English. Can I apply for this position?

A6: Yes. Anyone who meets the required qualifications may apply.

Q7: I am living abroad. Can I apply for the position from overseas?

A7: Yes. We accept applications from all over the world. If necessary, a Skype interview can be arranged.


Where to contact
Should you have any questions, please contact us at edc-recruit@rikkyo.ac.jp
Attention to: Personnel Section, Center for English Discussion Class, Rikkyo University