The Language Education and Research Center, located in Fukuoka, Japan, currently employs 22 full-time faculty (4 tenured and 18 full-time non-tenured). In contrast to many university language centers in Japan, the LERC welcomes both full-time and adjunct faculty to conduct educational research. While this research-oriented workplace culture produces new knowledge regarding educational improvements at the LERC, it is also mutually beneficial for lecturers who seek to establish careers in the field of education. Over the past 8 years, faculty members have taken advantage of the diverse professional development opportunities that frequently arise at the center. To date, nine full-time contract faculty members have based doctoral thesis investigations on issues related to the center’s teaching and learning context, and numerous faculty have gone on to publish in international journals.
If you believe that you can contribute to the LERC and have an interest in experiencing one of the most rewarding English teaching jobs in Japan, we want to hear from you.
The Language Education and Research Center welcomes inquiries and CVs from both within Japan and abroad. If you are interested in working at the LERC, please complete the CV template below and send it to us as a message attachment. (If openings are listed below, please read the information there first.)
Life in Fukuoka
Fukuoka is a city of 1.5 million in southwest Japan. Its ports and close proximity to the continent (about 3 hours to South Korea by ferry) have earned it the nickname “Japan’s Gateway to Asia”. Its excellent shopping, food, public transport, and public services have led to its rating as as one of the world’s most liveable cities by Monocle Magazine and various national newspapers.
Our staff would be happy to help you make arrangements for accommodations and utilities. The cost of living in Fukuoka is quite reasonable. An apartment can be rented near the university campus from about 40,000 yen (1 bedroom) to 66,000 yen (3 bedroom). General cost of living information can be found here.
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