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Job opening at International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken): Full-time Faculty Position (without tenure), Office of International Research Exchange

Application Guidelines

1.      Position title: Assistant Professor

2.      Number of positions: One position

3.      Work responsibilities:

The Office of International Research Exchange is primarily involved in working with overseas institutions and scholars to plan, prepare, and hold scholarly gatherings. Duties include:

(1)   Carrying out the international research exchange programs implemented by the International Research Center for Japanese Studies

(2)   Keeping abreast of trends within the research community of Japan scholars in Japan and abroad and related research support

(3)   Planning, coordination, and research to strengthen the capacity of international research exchange

4.      Qualifications:

- Proficiency in both Japanese and English for handling administrative matters (any nationality is welcome)

- Ph.D. degree or equivalent research profile

- Experience in conducting research on Japan at an overseas academic organization

- Experience involving international scholarly exchange

5.      Starting date: October 1, 2017

The term of office is three years, which is re-assignable. However, reappointment shall be limited to one time and the term of reappointment shall be two years.

6.      Documents to be submitted:

(1)   Curriculum vitae. You may use the form that can be downloaded from the website of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (consisting of 2 sheets)

(2)   List of research accomplishments and examples of three key publications (books, articles, etc.: photocopies are acceptable)

(3)   List of experience/activities involving international research exchange

(4)   Statement explaining your interest in and aspirations regarding international research exchange (1000-1500 words)

(5)   Two letters of recommendation

(6)   Photocopy of Ph.D. diploma

7.      Selection Process:

We will review the submitted documents. Depending on the results of the review, we will conduct an interview if necessary. In that case, please understand that we do not provide travel expenses.

8.      Workplace:

Office of International Research Exchange, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto

9.      Working hour:

In principle, 8 hours or less a day, 5 days a week (total of 40 hours or less a week)

10.  Salary and benefits:

Determined in accordance with the regulations of the National Institute for Humanities

11.  Insurance coverage:

Health insurance (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association), welfare annuity, and unemployment insurance will be provided in accordance with the regulations of the National Institute for Humanities.

12.  Deadline for applications:

All application materials must arrive by April 20, 2017 (5:00 p.m. JST)
Applications should be sent by postal mail.

13.  Address for submission of application materials/enquiries:

Office of International Research Exchange Faculty Search Committee
General Affairs Division (Attn: Personnel Section)
International Research Center for Japanese Studies
3-2 Oeyama-cho Goryo
Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 610-1192

*All materials should be placed in an envelope with “Application for Faculty Position in Office of Research Exchange” marked in red.

Tel 81-75-335-2014 (international) or 075-335-2014 (domestic)
Email: jinji*nichibun.ac.jp Please replace "*" with "@"
URL: http://www.nichibun.ac.jp

All personal information submitted will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection and will not be disclosed to any third party without just cause.

*The International Research Center for Japanese Studies is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty in order to promote globalization and gender equality.


Associate Professor, East Asian Religions, University of Alberta

The Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor in East Asian Religions. This is a joint position between East Asian Studies and the Interdisciplinary Program in Religious Studies, shared 50/50 between the two and East Asian Studies as the home department.

Period, specific region, research focus, and disciplinary specialization are open, but the successful candidate must have demonstrated teaching expertise in Buddhism. Applicants must have a PhD in East Asian Studies, Asian Studies, Religious Studies, or a relevant field, and teaching experience and publications equivalent to that of a tenured associate professor. An expert in East Asian Religions, research excellence will be demonstrated in a record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations in highly regarded venues. The successful candidate will be fluent in Chinese or Japanese and be able to handle primary source materials in their original language(s). The successful candidate will also have knowledge of the theoretical discourses that define the disciplinary practices of Religious Studies. A record of external research funding is preferred.

The successful candidate will offer undergraduate courses on East Asia’s variety of communities and their religious traditions and practices, teach Introduction to Buddhism (RELIG 240), participate and in some years lead the entry-level East Asian Studies 101 course or Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions (RELIG 103), contribute other teaching and service to the position’s home department, and participate in the growing graduate programs in Religious Studies and East Asian Studies by supervising graduate students on topics in the area of the candidate’s expertise. The normal teaching load is four courses per academic year.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation as being one of the best universities in Canada, based on our strength in teaching, research, and service. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.84 billion and attracts nearly $450 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on  five campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus. The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million. Edmonton is located only a few hours’ drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.

Review of applications will start on 24 March 2017.

For details on how to apply please read: http://careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110231954/



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