Manager, Program Operations (12/15)

Instructor for a college level course on “Japanese Culture and Society” (University of Michigan; CIEE)

Job details: 

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
University of Michigan: Global Classroom Connections

Job Summary

About the course:
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), the largest and oldest international education NPO in the US, is planning to run a short-term Faculty-led and Custom (FAC) study abroad program in Tokyo for students from the University of Michigan (UM). The program will include a course on Japanese Culture and Society. The theme of Japanese Culture and Society may be interpreted broadly; the instructor is encouraged to apply his/her own expertise to the curriculum.
This course will have 45 contact hours for 3 credits, will be taught in English, and will take place from Friday May 4 to Wednesday May 23, 2018. Ideally, classroom sessions would be held on weekday mornings, but exact dates and times are negotiable.
Guest lectures, field trips, co-curricular activities, and video screenings may count toward the 45 total contact hours under certain conditions and with CIEE’s prior approval.
This will be an introductory level course. Students may not necessarily be majoring in Japanese, Asian Studies, or a related field. The estimated number of students is 12 to 20.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Following CIEE's academic policies and guidelines, the selected candidate will teach this course, evaluate student performance, and assign grades. The instructor must be able to answer students' questions about the course outside of class via email. Ideally, the instructor will be able to hold office hours during the program.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Master’s degree in Japanese Studies, Asian Studies, or related field
- Experience as a Teacher’s Assistant or lead instructor for a college level course
- Must reside in Tokyo at the time of the course
- Native level English

Preferred Qualifications:
- PhD in Japanese Studies, Asian Studies, or related field, with teaching experience at the college level in a relevant subject.

Ranges from 300,000 (three hundred thousand) Japanese yen. Dependent on qualifications and experience.
- In addition, transportation costs of up to 30,000 JPY total may be covered.
- Additional funding may be available for field trips and co-curricular activities that count toward contact hours, with prior approval from CIEE.
- Relevant taxes will be deducted.

To apply:
Submit the following documents in English to Darren Biggs ( by Friday December 15.
1) Resume / CV (include publications, lectures, and other international education activities, if applicable)
2) Cover letter

Application schedule:
- Applicants who pass the initial paper review will be contacted to interview. Interviews will be held in person or through an online video conference, depending on the applicant’s location.
- If selected, you will be required to submit a complete syllabus by the designated deadline using CIEE’s syllabus template. Your syllabus must adhere to CIEE’s academic guidelines.

Please direct questions to (

More about CIEE:
A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, CIEE is [the US’s] oldest and largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization. Since 1947, CIEE has helped thousands of people gain the knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world by offering the most comprehensive, relevant, and valuable exchange programs available. Visit to learn more.

Fri, 2017-12-15
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