Job Opening: Japanese Studies/Asian Studies, Associate Professor

job opening - 5Institution: University of Tokyo, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia
Location:  Japan
Position:  Associate Professor

International applications are invited for the position of Associate Professor, to be based in the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, at the University of Tokyo (http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/eng/index.html).

Position opening: Associate Professor (100% contract, 5 year contract, no tenure track; extension impossible)
Number of positions: 1
Recruiting Department: International Relations office of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo
Location: Tokyo-to Bunkyo-ku Hongo 7-3-1 The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)

Outline
The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia invites applications for a 5-year associate professorship. The successful candidate will further the internationalization efforts of the University of Tokyo and the Institute.

Main responsibilities include:
1) Constructing and developing an agenda related to the internationalization of the University of Tokyo in general and the Institute in particular.

2) As a faculty member of the Institute, conducting Asian Studies research, with a main focus on Japan

3) Teaching courses (in English) at the undergraduate and graduate levels

Qualifications/requirements
The successful candidate must

1) have a doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications
2) have a distinguished record of publications in Asian Studies, with a
focus on Japan
3) have experience with teaching in English
4) possess an extensive and international network of Japanese Studies researchers
5) have considerable experience in organizing and managing international conferences and/or conference sessions

Closing date: July 31 2013, 17.00h

Scheduled Start of position: April 1 2014
Employment conditions are commensurate with the University of Tokyo’s employment regulations

Documents to be submitted:
1) One Curriculum Vitae
Please use the University’s official forms available at http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/per01/r01_j.html
2) One Outline of Publications
3) Official written proof of the highest academic degree earned
4) Scientific leadership profile (in Jpn: max. 4,000 characters; in Engl., max. 2000 words). Also, it is allowed to send up to 3 samples of research.
5) Research plan: provide your vision on how to achieve, within the five year period, a) the organization of an infrastructure of Japanese Studies at the University of Tokyo and b) the consolidation of its outreach towards an international audience. Describe which strategies are to be considered.
6) Letters of recommendation

Document format: in case no specifications are given, please use A4; no limitations with respect to the number of pages apply.
Application procedure: after consideration of the materials, we plan to conduct an interview (scheduled early October 2013)

Inquiries are welcome. For information on the position please contact:
By telephone (in Japanese only): 03-5841-5833??5869
E-mail: contact [at mark] ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
(in the above address, please replace [at mark] with @)

All documents and materials should be sent to:
113-0033 Tokyo-to Bunkyo-ku Hongo 7-3-1
Office of General Affairs, the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia

Please submit through mail or in person. E-mail applications will not be considered.
Please mark the envelope with 「国際学術交流室准教授応募書類在中」(in red); in the case of mail, use registered mail.

Remarks:
For more information about the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, see: http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Provided documents and materials will be used for screening in the context of this application only, and will, in accordance with privacy regulations, under no circumstances be shown, transferred or lent out to third parties. In principle, submitted documents and materials will not be returned. Travel costs incurred for taking part in the interview will not be reimbursed, and remain at the expense of the applicant.

Contact:

Inquiries are welcome. For information on the position please contact:
By telephone (in Japanese only): 03-5841-5833??5869
E-mail: contact [at mark] ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
(in the above address, please replace [at mark] with @)

Website: http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/eng/recruit/index.html

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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