TOKYO-TO--Tokyo Women's Christian University is seeking applicants for a full-time position as a teaching assistant to begin April, 1999.

QUALIFICATIONS: Native-speaker competency in English with a BA or BS degree. University teaching experience is preferred, and Japanese conversational ability is also desired.

DUTIES: Teach ten 90-minute classes per week and assist with entrance exam marking.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: 334,000 per month, housing allowance and bonus. Contract is for two years and may be renewed only once.


DEADLINE: October 15, 1998.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Candidates should be available for interview on campus in Tokyo during October. No e-mail or faxes, please.

CONTACT: Dennis E. Schneider, Tokyo Women's Christian University, 2-6-1 Zenpukuji, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 167-8585.

(Courtesy JALT's The Language Teacher Job Information Center, September 1998, pg 74.)

Comments: Pay is decent (provided that the bonus is the normal between five and six months' basic salary total) but the courseload is heavy--six classes is the typical maximum for Japanese academics. Moreover, capping the contract at only one renewal goes against Ministry of Education preferences.