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国立大学法人東京工業大学 Tokyo Institute of Technology

国立大学法人東京工業大学 Tokyo Institute of Technology

Job ID
Tokyo, Japan
Post date
May 23, 2024
Translation / Interpretation
Translation / Localization
Work Type
Full Time / Experienced (Non-Manager)
¥420,000 ~ ¥420,000 / Month


  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Conversational (preferred)
  • Visa sponsorship available


Tokyo Institute of Technology is the top national university for science and technology in Japan with a history spanning more than 140 years. Of the approximately 10,500 students enrolled at the Ookayama, Suzukakedai, and Tamachi campuses, 1,800 are international students. There are approximately 250 international faculty members. In order to ensure that all members have equal and timely access to information in this international environment, we are seeking individuals with strong editing and proofreading skills for English documents.

Job Description:
The successful candidate will work with the English Documentation Support Team at the International Research Frontiers Initiative and the International Affairs Division of the Research Promotion Department.

Main duties will involve:
- Proofreading and editing of the Institute's English content (internal documents, web pages, notices, etc.)
- Final check by a team of translators and administrative staff
- Support for international students/researchers, support for on-campus events, etc.
- Other duties of the International Research Frontiers Initiative and International Affairs Division

- Native speaker of English and a graduate of an English-speaking university with a degree
- A master's degree, or a bachelor's degree from a science or engineering school is desirable.
- The successful candidate must have an extensive knowledge of written and spoken language, as well as experience of proofreading and editing.
- This post will require the ability to speak and understand Japanese.
- Those who have or expect to obtain a status of residence that enables them to engage in the work described in the job description. (A certificate of expected employment necessary for obtaining status of residence can be issued.)

Ookayama Campus
2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8550 Japan
Nearest station: Ookayama (Tokyu Line)
Remote work is partially possible.

Working Hours:
5 days per week, 7 hours 45 minutes per day
Weekdays (Monday through Friday): 8:30–17:15
Break time: 12:15–13:15

The contract will end on July 15, 2025.
The contract may be extended. However, it may not be extended beyond July 15, 2027.

The applicant's salary will be determined in accordance with the Institute’s Employment Regulations for Fixed-Term Staff.
Annual salary (5,040,000) Monthly salary: ¥420,000

Social Insurance and Other Benefits:
Employees’ pension, MEXT Mutual Aid Association short term benefits (health insurance), employment insurance, worker’s compensation insurance

Required Documents:
Curriculum vitae including professional and educational history from high school onward, honors and awards, criminal history and disciplinary actions, and email address. Please also attach a statement of reasons for your application.

Closing Date for Application:
Applications must be received by 17:00 on June 19, 2024.
Applications will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is selected.

Last modified on May 27, 2024

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