RECRUITING FOR 1st April 2023





The English Language Institute (ELI) of Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) has openings for suitably qualified lecturers of English as a foreign language. These lecturer positions are for a two-year period commencing 1st April 2023. There is an option to renew the two-year contract twice, by mutual agreement, making a maximum of six years.


Kanda University of International Studies ( is a private university dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the areas of foreign language education, intercultural communication, linguistics, and culture studies. The University comprises two faculties: (i) The Faculty of Foreign Languages and (ii) The Faculty of Global Liberal Arts. The Faculty of Foreign Languages has four undergraduate departments: English and American Languages, International Communication, Asian Languages, and Ibero-American Languages. The university also grants MA and PhD degrees in linguistics and applied language studies.

KUIS is fully accredited by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Approximately 4000 students are presently enrolled. The KUIS campus is situated in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture, which is approximately 40 minutes by train from central Tokyo. The university is set in an educational zone with other universities and educational institutions. Makuhari Messe Convention and Exhibition Centre, the World Business Garden, international hotels, Zozo Marine Baseball Stadium, shopping malls, sports clubs and several parks are also nearby.


The ELI was founded in 1989 with four full-time members. It now employs 64 lecturers, representing a diversity of nationalities and backgrounds. The University graduated its first four-year cohort in March, 1991. The ELI cooperates with the aforementioned departments to provide all first- and second-year students with a progressive English language education.



  • A Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, English Education, Applied Linguistics, Language and Literacy Studies, or another closely related field (other fields may also be considered)
  • Significant practical experience in teaching English (as a second language), particularly in academic contexts and at the post-secondary level
  • A strong interest in working with Japanese students, together with an interest in Japanese language and culture
  • A positive, cooperative disposition and a willingness to work collaboratively
  • A willingness to participate in (departmental) course evaluation
  • A willingness, if need be, to teach online (as has sometimes been the case this year due to the Coronavirus)
  • Flexibility and understanding with regard to any (schedule) changes due to the Coronavirus.

Highly Desirable:

  • An interest in, or evidence of, scholarly engagement (e.g. research activities, academic presentations and/or publications)
  • An interest/background in language-related areas such as:
    • Multiliteracies
    • Discourse and Textual Analysis
    • Information and Communications Technology
    • Assessment
    • Sociocultural Theory
    • Learner Autonomy
    • Process-based Syllabi
    • Language communication
    • Research
    • An interest/background and/or ability to teach a non-language-related topic.


  • Prior experience living and working in Japan
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the Japanese language.


Members of the ELI are normally expected to be at the university from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, or 10.30 am to 6.30 pm, Monday through Friday. During the two semester breaks, each of approximately five to six weeks, lecturers are not typically required to be on campus at all.

All lecturers are involved in the following during the two fifteen-week semesters of teaching:

  • A teaching load of eight 90-minute instruction periods per week, for a total of thirty weeks each year. Teaching may involve working with students in different departments in the university on a variety of courses
  • Teaching during the Corona virus pandemic may involve combinations of face-to-face teaching and/or teaching synchronously/asynchronously online.
  • Conversing with students in the English Lounge and/or consulting by appointment in a skills-practice center (e.g. advising on writing skills in the Academic Support Area) for two 90-minute sessions per week.

Both during the teaching weeks and at other times during the academic year, lecturers are involved in such things as the following:

  • Ongoing collaborative curriculum development work (e.g. materials development, evaluation, ongoing action research etc.) related to courses taught
  • Participation in the ELI Professional Development Program comprising classroom observations and mentoring
  • Attendance of all scheduled meetings and planned activities of the ELI, as well as other special meetings, called from time to time as needed (functions organized by the ELI include an annual welcome party for Freshman and the administration of an in-house English proficiency exam.)
  • Attendance of special ceremonies and events conducted by the university, including entrance exams, Open Campus Day, and the Entrance and Graduation Ceremonies
  • Cooperating with the University’s Public Relations (PR) division in promoting the university to high school students and other interested parties. Duties may also include occasional demonstration lessons at high schools (such activities may involve additional financial compensation). Please understand that changes to PR events may be inevitable due to the Coronavirus.



1) Gross Annual Pre-tax Salary (including bonuses): ¥5,010,000

a) The salary is payable in monthly installments

b) Bonus payments are made in September and March

c) The gross salary amount is increased to ¥5,460,000 with the first contract renewal and ¥5,760,000 with the second contract renewal.


1) Annual Private Research Allowance: ¥100,000 plus limited financial support for attendance at national and international conferences

2) Overseas Relocation Allowance: ¥100,000 to defray the relocation expenses incurred by overseas appointees

3) Commuting Allowance: Based on costs of daily travel between a staff member’s residence, calculated per university regulations

4) Contract Completion Payment (based on number of years completed).


To apply, please click on the link below. Please complete and submit the lecturer application form online through the following Google Form:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: ELI Lecturer Online Application Form for April 2023

Please note:

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is June 30th, 2022.
  • Any applications submitted after this date will not be considered.
  • Only online applications will be accepted.
  • Please do not close your browser or turn off your computer before you have input all the information and submitted the form, otherwise data may be lost.
  • All applications will be reviewed after the application deadline.
  • Only applicants who pass the initial screening will be contacted.
    Interviews will be scheduled for July to October.

Search Committee

English Language Institute

Kanda University of International Studies

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