Company Name:

International Christian University


Tokyo, Japan

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:


Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

June 17, 2019

Faculty Position in Psychology


International Christian University (ICU) is a private and bilingual university that provides a first-class liberal arts education to a culturally and religiously diverse international community of students, faculty and staff. 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 Psychology, with a particular focus on Criminal Psychology, Psychology of Social Welfare, or Psychology of Disability. 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 of Psychology and Linguistics

Rank & Title

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor

Term of Employment

1. Assistant Professor:

Tenure-track position for an initial five-year term. (The term may be shortened to three years, depending on previous experience). If tenure is approved at the end of the term, the position will be made permanent and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor will be granted.

2. Associate Professor & Professor:

Employment until the mandatory retirement age of 65.

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 regulations

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 Psychology or a related field is required.

2. Language of instruction: English and Japanese

3. Christian (of any denomination), or, in exceptional circumstances, a non-Christian with outstanding achievements, who affirms ICU's Christian ideals and commits to realizing them.

Deadline for Applications

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted no later than 23:59 August 31, 2019 (JST). (Deadline may be extended until an appropriate candidate is found.)

Starting Date

September 1, 2020 or April 1, 2021

Application and Selection Process

1. Register your application online.

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 will be interviewed.

Notification of Decision

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by email.

Application Materials

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. List of Academic Publications (Do not send actual publications unless requested.)

3. Name and contact information of three academic references and one church minister/leader who can testify to the applicant's commitment to Christianity. Do not send the letters of recommendation unless requested. (In the case of non-Christian applicants, please include within your cover letter a statement offering your understanding of ICU's Christian ideals and your commitment to realizing them. In this case, a pastoral reference is not necessary.)

4. Cover letter describing why the applicant is applying for the position.

URL for Uploading

*ICU has a contract with Dropbox Education with high security.

You do not need a Dropbox account to upload files. Ignore an email message automatically transmitted by Dropbox, notifying the completion of file uploading.

File requirements:

・Format : Microsoft Word (doc / docx) or PDF

・Size : Less than 3 MB (per file)

・Combine the documents into one file if possible.

・File name : Family name_All (e.g. Smith_All)

*If it is not possible to combine the documents into one file, name the files as follows.

Family name_CV,

Family name_publication,

Family name_references,

Family name_coverletter

If online submission is not possible, please write to the contact person below.

Personal information will be treated with confidentiality.

Contact Address

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

Contact Person

Prof. Tomoyuki Yoshida

Position of Contact Person

Chair, Department of Psychology and Linguistics


Additional information

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

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