(From JALT's The Language Teacher Magazine, November 2001, p. 70)

Himeji-shi, Hyogo-Ken--The English Department of Himeji Dokkyo University is seeking two fulltime EFL teachers beginning April 1, 2002.

Qualifications: MA in TESOL, applied linguistics, or a related field preferred and/or two years ALT experience or university/college teaching experience. Two publications are also desirable.

Duties: teach ten 80-minute classes per week to students of foreign language, econo informatics, or law departments, plus apporoximately 10 hours per week for class preparations, office hours and student consultation. Special two- or three-week between-term course duties may also be required.

Salary & Benefits: Instructor rank pay scale of 4,500,000 yen for a one-year contract, plus 165,000 yen research allowance, 60,000 yen for conference travel, and commuting allowance according to university regulations. Contract renewable upon mutual agreement for two additional years.

Application Materials: Cover letter plus resume/CV; a recent photograph; 1-2 page statement ofviews on teaching and career objectives; two letters of recommendation; copy of university degree(s). Interview to be scheduled for short-list applicants.

Contact: Chair, English Department, Foreign Language Faculty, Himeji Dokkyo University, 7-2-1 Kamiohno, Himieji, Hyogo 670-8524. For further information contact J.E. Strain at 0792-23-1973 or strain@himeji-du-ac.jp.


COMMENT FROM LIST MONITOR: A lot of work (ten classes per week plus is far more than the average Japanese faculty member has to teach), low pay (those between-term classes apparently exchange your vacation with no extra salary), and out on your ear within three years.