Associate Professor or Lecturer in Modern Latin American Area Studies Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Japan

Faculty Open Position

(Open recruitment limited to female)

1. Affiliation: Academy of Hiroshima University(Graduate School of Integrated Arts and
Sciences, Department of Studies of Civilization and Society)
In accordance with the provisions of Article 8, “Special Provisions of Measures Pertaining
to Women Workers,” of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law for Men and Women, an
open recruitment limited to female researchers is conducted as one measure to actively
increase the current low ratio of female faculty members.

2. Position and Number of Positions: Associate Professor or Lecturer (tenure position),
one (1)

3. Date of Commencement of Employment: April 1, 2018.

4. Field of Specialization: Modern Latin American Area Studies

5. Courses to Teach:

Undergraduate level (general education courses): Spanish, etc.

Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses): Latin American Area Studies,
Seminar in Latin American Area Studies, Special Study, etc.

Graduate level (master’s programs): Socio-cultural History, Seminar in Integrated Arts
and Sciences, Special Study, etc.

Graduate level (doctoral programs): Seminar in Cultural and Historical Studies, etc.

* In addition to the courses listed above he or she may be asked to teach general
education courses and/or discipline-specific courses in other undergraduate and
graduate schools.

6. Application Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements.

(1) Female researcher.

(2) Hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent degree.

Have sufficient research achievements and teaching experience in the above field of

(3) Have sufficient Japanese ability to participate in administrative affairs .

(4) Be able to teach classes and supervise students in Japanese and Spanish.

7. Application Documents

(1) Curriculum Vitae (including a recent photograph, e-mail address, and academic
societies) Applicants must include the names and contact details of two persons
from whom references may be sought.

(2) A list of academic achievements should include books, academic papers, conference
proceedings and other works such as a book review, translation, and conference
presentation. Works must be numbered and five major works must be marked.

Underline the numbers of academic papers published in refereed journals.

*Please list the information of the doctoral thesis at the end of the research
achievement list. (Title, total number of pages, year)

(3) Summary of each of the five major works in both approximately 400 Japanese
letters and 200 English words.

(4) A one-page statement of your academic achievements and future research interests
in either 500 English words or 1,000 Japanese letters.

(5) A one-page statement of your teaching experience and hopes in either 500 English
words or 1,000 Japanese letters.

(6) List of acquired external funding over the last five years.

(7) A letter of recommendation.

(8) Any other materials you think helpful.

(9) Hard copies (original or offprint publications) of the five major works.

In addition, applicants are requested to submit (1) to (6) documents in Word
2007/2010/2013 or PDF files on a CD-ROM, or a USB memory stick, in addition to
the hardcopies outlined above.

8. Deadline for applications:

All application documents must reach us by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15th, 2017
(Japanese standard time).

9. Applications should be sent to:

Prof. Makoto Iwanaga,
Dean, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences,
Hiroshima University,
1-7-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-hiroshima City, 739-8521, JAPAN.

* Print in red “Application documents for a faculty member position in the Graduate
School of Integrated Arts and Sciences (Modern Latin American Area Studies)” on the
envelope containing the application documents and send it by registered mail.

10. Selection Procedures

(1) Selection will be based on application documents.

(2) We may hold an interview as needed. The interview may include a mock lesson. As a
general rule, we will conduct simulated lessons in Spanish and Japanese. In such a
case, please note that no travel expenses will be provided. If we hold interviews with
applicants who have passed the selection based on their application documents, we
will inform them of the form of interview that we plan to have.

(3) Hiroshima University promotes gender equality in accordance with the legislative
intent of the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society.

11. Salary, etc.

(1) The annual salary will be applied to successful candidates.

(Regulations Concerning Salaries of Hiroshima University Faculty Members will be
applied. )

(2) Successful candidates may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for the trip
they make to assume their post from their home or former place of work to the new
place of work, in accordance with the relevant regulations of Hiroshima University.
For more information, please contact us.

12. Evaluation

We conduct individual performance evaluations for all Hiroshima University faculty
members after their employment, numerically rate their performance, and consider
their evaluation results in their treatment.

13. Miscellaneous

(1) Personal information obtained from application documents will not be used or
provided to any third party for purposes other than the necessary procedures
related to personnel affairs, salary, and welfare. Application documents of
applicants whom we have decided not to employ will be returned to those applicants
in an appropriate manner, after the completion of relevant selection processes.

(2) All the faculty members of Hiroshima University belong to the "Academy", which is
the single university-wide faculty organization, and each as a member of the
Academy of the University is appointed to educational and research organizations
such as an individual undergraduate school, graduate school, research center and

(3) Participation in university-wide administrative work may be required.

Further information may be obtained from:

Prof. Toshio Aoki
Department of Studies of Civilization and Society,
Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University,
1-7-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-hiroshima City, 739-8521, JAPAN.
Fax. (Int)+81-82-424-0754(Department secretary)

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