The University of Montana/Nagasaki University (Nagasaki, Japan)
Up to two (2) English Language Instructors working as University of Montana (UM) employees will be assigned to teach for the 2017-18 academic year at Nagasaki University in Nagasaki, Japan (September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018).
Instructors will teach eight classes per week on the Japanese system (90-minute classes) in an experimental Special Course in Academic English Skills designed to prepare a small percentage of Nagasaki students for study in the United States in the subsequent year. Instructors will also teach two short (1-2 weeks) TOEFL Preparation Courses and participate in an English Camp February or early March. The special English program is a ‘new’ (2017-18 will be Year Three) experimental program for Nagasaki modeled on a nine-year experimental program at Toyo University, Tokyo that UM also administered.
Instructors are expected to work collaboratively for the program and to develop curriculum that can be replicated. We are seeking well-trained, imaginative, and enthusiastic instructors who exhibit the TEFL/TESL profession's best practices.
Nagasaki University students enrolled in the SCAS Program are highly motivated. Entrance into this competitive program is based on past language-learning experiences and performance on an entrance exam. SCAS students take these special English classes in addition to the typical academic load for Nagasaki students.
NOTES: Up to 2 openings. Salary: $50,000 (around 6,000,000 yen equivalent). International candidates will be considered. Employer will assist with relocation costs. A stipend in support of housing will be provided, travel to and from Nagasaki is provided, and UM retirement and Japanese health insurance are provided.
While paper applications are required for final review, a member of the screening committee will give a preliminary review to any on-line inquiries (cover letter, copy of graduate transcript, and CVs) toward the end of encouraging a full application of particularly well-qualified candidates. Applications will be reviewed from April 1, 2017 until the position(s) are filled.
The University of Montana is an ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer academic institution.
(1) MA in TESOL or TESOL-related field required. (2) High level of English proficiency. (3) Demonstrated successful teaching experience. (4) Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and administrative staff. (5) Ability to live and work effectively in a non-English-speaking environment. (6) Detailed Letter of Application laying out qualifications, current résumé/CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation on letterhead paper submitted in sealed/signed envelopes by writer and posted in a single mailing by the applicant. Submit applications materials to:
Prof. Robert B. Hausmann, PhD
Director, Special English Program for Nagasaki University
Social Sciences Building
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812 USA
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).