Academic Lecturer (short-term contract full-time)

Tokyo, Japan (日本) Contract

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beo is an education agency operating two colleges in Osaka and Tokyo. As an agency, beo supports students' international educational endeavors, including short/long-term study abroad, undergraduate education, postgraduate education, etc., primarily in the U.K., U.S., and Australia. Physically attached to the agencies, the colleges are housed in stand-alone commercial premises in the centre of each city. Our facilities are state-of-the-art with abundant resources and very comfortable working space (wifi, laptops, central heating/ac, city-center located, etc.). beo offers the NCUK PMP and other English courses (test prep, conversation classes, proofreading, etc.) to adult learners who are highly motivated and have clear goals associated with their investment in our agency, college, and staff.

Our flagship programs have a robust English for academic purposes (EAP) component and we seek flexible, compassionate, energetic, and highly-qualified educators to provide engaging and thorough programs for our learners and to play a meaningful part in updating our catalogue of offerings. Educators and lessons which are highly student-centered and collaborative are a must.


Salary and benefits

Competitive dependant on experience and qualifications.

Other benefits

1. Enrolment in the Japanese pension scheme.

2. Visa support.

3. Housing is not provided. Assistance will be provided with finding living accommodation (agent contacts, suggested locations, etc.).


Job Description

The majority of our students are university students or older, occasional high school students. All teaching takes place on beo premises.

Working hours are five days a week, nine hours a day, including an hour for lunch. Teachers are required to work Saturdays and Sundays and three weekdays (ex: 9:00 to 18:00, 10:00-19:00, or 13:00-22:00). The two days-off a week will be the same each week, and are highly unlikely to be consecutive days (ex: Monday and Wednesdays off each week).


Personal specifications

1. The following are mandatory in order to qualify to teach EAP

a. Essential

i. Master’s degree in any subject (Education, Linguistics, TESOL, highly preferred)

ii. English language teaching qualification, e.g. CELTA

iii. Two year’s full-time equivalent English teaching experience

iv. The ability to contribute to integrated teaching across curriculum

v. An understanding of UK/western higher education and the needs and requirements of international students

vi. Direct experience of further and higher education in an international context

b. Desirable

i. Master’s in Applied Linguistics, TESOL, etc. (or be in the process of writing a dissertation)

ii. DELTA or equivalent

iii. Experience of EAP, Pre-sessional courses, etc.

iv. Experience of teaching test preparation, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.

v. Experience of IELTS examining

vi. Experience of the development of academic programmes

vii. Experience of academic assessment and standards, and of quality assurance procedures

viii. An understanding and appreciation of private sector education

ix. Experience of living and working in Japan

x. Experience of living and working in East Asia


2. Skills (Essential)

i. Demonstrable cross-cultural awareness and understanding.

ii. A commitment to teamwork, to working flexibly and to seeking solutions to challenges (in and out of the classroom).

iii. A record of achievement in teaching.

iv. Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills including native speaker fluency in English. Numerate and articulate.

v. Competence in the effective use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).

vi. Proven planning and organisational skills and an ability to take initiative within curriculum and policy objectives.

vii. The ability to contribute to study programme development.

viii. The ability to set, review and mark formative and summative assessments in line with a published syllabus.

ix. A record of attention to detail, thoroughness and fairness.

x. The ability to prioritise, meet deadlines, work under pressure and, when necessary, with minimal resources.


3. Working Style

i. Outward looking and student sympathetic.

ii. A team worker.

iii. Flexible with the ability to solve problems, to put in the time necessary to do the job, to take decisions and to accept responsibility.

iv. A willingness to learn, to improve personal teaching effectiveness and adapt.

v. Credibility with colleagues and in the wider international academic community.

vi. Practical with high integrity, honesty and ethical standards.

vii. Enthusiastic and committed, with stamina and a positive attitude.


In addition it is desirable that the candidates can also teach Research Methods or a Subject module


4. Qualifcations to teach PMP Research Methods (RM)

a. Essential

i. Master’s degree with a dissertation in any subject

ii. Willingness to teach RM

b. Desirable

i. Master’s degree included a research methods course

ii. Experience of teaching RM at undergraduate or postgraduate level

iii. Experience of supervising undergraduate, or higher, dissertations


5. Qualifications to teach the PMP Subject module

a. Essential

i. Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in an appropriate subject, e.g. Business, Management, International Relations, Politics, Intercultural studies, etc.

ii. Willingness to teach the subject module

b. Desirable

i. Master’s degree in a relevant subject

ii. Experience of lecturing at university, pre-Master’s or Foundation Year level

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