Instructor of Japanese for Summer Intensive Program

Institution: 
Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF)

Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF) invites applicants for the positions of instructors in its 2018 Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program (http://www.hif.or.jp/en/summer/). HIF requires highly qualified, proactive instructors who can thrive in intensive teaching and learning environments.

Duration of the 2018 program::
June 12 - August 12, 2018, including the preparatory and final meetings.

Minimum requirements:
- MA in Japanese pedagogy or related field;
- Japanese proficiency at native speaker or near-native level;
- Ability to teach all levels of Japanese language;
- 2 or more years of experience teaching at a university or tertiary institution;
- Ability to work collaboratively with others, by understanding the mission of HIF (“multicultural mutualism”) and the summer program slogan (“smile and a sense of achievement”, see our website for more information).

Working conditions:
- Salary is based on the HIF summer program salary scale.
- Accommodation is provided near HIF headquarters except where applicants are presently located in Hakodate city or its environs.
- Round-trip travel expenses (airfare/JR) between Hakodate and instructor's residence will be reimbursed to the amount of 160,000 yen for overseas residents and actual transportation costs for domestic residents.

Application materials:
Applicants should send the following materials to jj@hif.or.jp via email:
- One cover letter, handwritten, in Japanese including a brief summary of your philosophy as a Japanese language instructor and how it contributes to students in a study abroad setting;
- One copy of a CV, which includes your name (in kanji & furigana), date of birth, a 3x4cm photo, and a list of textbooks you have used to teach;
- Two letters of recommendation (in Japanese or English. Please ask your references to directly send a letter to jj@hif.or.jp);
- Teaching demonstration video (one class from beginning to end, unedited);
- Two samples of self-made teaching materials (exams, lesson tests, and/or handouts, except course syllabi, two different levels if possible).

Application deadline:
Applications received by January 4, 2018 (Japan Standard Time) will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.

For other inquiries, please contact Makiko Osaka, administrative coordinator of the Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program, at jj@hif.or.jp.

Posting Date: 
October 30, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Job Status: 
open