Faculty Position in International Relations

International Christian University – Department of Politics and International Studies, College of Liberal Arts

International Christian University (ICU) is a private, bilingual liberal arts university with an undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and graduate programs. ICU’s educational mission is based on Christian and democratic principles. ICU has approximately 3,000 students and over 150 faculty members from Japan and overseas.  The university is located on a wooded campus in the suburbs of Tokyo.   We are pleased to announce an open search for a full-time faculty position in the Politics and International Relations of either the Middle East, Russia, Latin America, or Africa, and/or the History of International Relations. The successful applicant is expected to teach general education, foundation, and area major courses in the College of Liberal Arts, as well as courses in the Graduate School.

Department/ Program: Department of Politics and International Studies

Rank & Title: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Employment: Full-time

Term of Employment

  1. Assistant Professor:
    A tenure-track position for a five-year term (with the possibility of promotion to Associate Professor after a tenure evaluation at the end of the term).
  2. Associate Professor:
    Employment until the mandatory retirement age of 65 in accordance with the relevant regulations of International Christian University.

Employment Conditions

  1. Salary: in accordance with ICU employment regulations
  2. Allowances: available, in accordance with ICU employment regulations (e.g. commuting allowance)
  3. Working hours: in accordance with ICU employment regulation
  4. Social insurance: coverage by Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan (PMAC), workers’ compensation, etc.

Number of Positions: 1


  1. Ph.D. or equivalent in International Relations or a related field is required.
  2. Language of instruction: English or Both English and Japanese
  3. Respect for the University’s Christian and democratic mission

Deadline for Applications
Applications must arrive at the address written below no later than 17:00 September 1, 2017. (Deadline may be extended until a most appropriate candidate is found.)

Starting Date: April 1, 2018 or September 1, 2018

Selection Process

  1. Register your application online.  https://business.form-mailer.jp/fms/3df8d5a270524
  2. Submit all the application materials online as described below.
  3. After documentary screening, short-listed candidates will be requested to give a lecture and to be interviewed.

Notification of Decision: Applicants will be notified by email.

Application Materials

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List of Academic Publications (Do not send actual publications until requested.)
  3. Names and contact information of three references.
  4. Cover letter describing why the applicant is appropriate for the position.

URL for Uploading https://www.dropbox.com/request/ZOLMFQsO71e2LmFqjbBG?oref=e
*ICU has a contract of Dropbox Education.
To upload files, you do not need an account of Dropbox, and please ignore the email notifying the completion of uploading files from Dropbox.

The files should be...

  • File format : PDF or Microsoft Word (doc / docx)
  • File size :  Less than 3 MB (per a file)
  • File name : your name_CV, your name_publication, your name_references, your name _coverletter

If the online submission is not possible, an application package with all necessary materials should be sent by registered mail  to:

Professor Giorgiandrea SHANI
Chair, Department of Politics and International Studies
International Christian University,
3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8585, JAPAN

*Write “Application for Position (International Relations)” on the envelope.

  • In addition to sending the application materials, you must complete the online registration.
  • No applications will be accepted by email attachment.
  • Submitted application materials will not be returned.
  • Personal information will be treated with confidentiality.

Contact Address: 3-10-2 Osawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181-8585, JAPAN

Contact Person: Prof. Giorgiandrea SHANI

Position of Contact Person: Chair, Department of Politics and International Studies

E-mail: irl-search@icu.ac.jp

Attached Files: N/A

Additional Information: For inquiries, please contact the above e-mail address.

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