Job Opening: Asian studies, University of Tokyo

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

The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA 東洋文化研究所) at the University of Tokyo has an opening for an associate professor in its Department of Pioneering Asian Studies. This department was created on 1 April 2011 with the objective of developing new perspectives in the field of Asian studies through 1) venturing in new fields of research and/or 2) adopting innovative methodologies. (Please visit our website for more information on IASA.http://www.ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp .) The successful candidate will teach in related faculties and graduate schools.

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a doctor degree in humanities or social sciences and should be engaged in research related to Asia. They must furthermore have a proven track record of publications of international repute. Proficiency in Japanese language is not required, but the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the daily administration of the Institute.

Stipend and benefits: In accordance with the regulations stipulated by the University.

Expected date of appointment: 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter

Term of office: Five years (with no possibility of extension)

Documents for application:
1. A Curriculum Vitae (please use the University of Tokyo standard resume form, which may be downloaded fromhttp://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/news/jobs/)
2. A list of publication (in any format) and a copy of applicant’s most important works (up to three).
3. A copy of applicant’s final degree diploma.
4. An essay describing your research achievements (maximum 2,000 words in English or 4,000 characters in Japanese).
5. An essay describing your research topic and research plan for the next five years. Please state clearly your research title and what you intend to accomplish while you are at the Institute given the mandate of the department stipulated above. (Maximum 2,000 words in English or 4,000 characters in Japanese)

Application and deadline: All applications must reach us by post (registered mail) at the following address by November 30, 2015. E-mail applications cannot be considered.

Director
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (Toyo-Bunka Kenkyusho)
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan

Selection Process: All successful candidates after the first screening will be notified of the interview date and time via e-mail. Interviews are scheduled for February 18, 2016. All costs, including travel and accommodation, will be fully borne by the applicant.

Enquiries: e-mail only at koubo03 @ ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Enquiries by telephone only in Japanese language.

Notes:
1) Materials submitted for the application will not be returned.
2) Personal information received through this application process will not be used for any other purposes.
3) The University of Tokyo is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact:           Enquiries: e-mail only at koubo03 [at mark] ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

(In the above address, please replace [at mark] with @)

Enquiries by telephone only in Japanese language.

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

 

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