1 Associate Professor (tenure position) in Minority Culture Studies Academy of Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Department of Studies of Human Cultures Japan

Faculty Open Position

1. Affiliation: Academy of Hiroshima University(Graduate School of Integrated Arts and
Sciences, Department of Studies of Human Cultures)

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

3. Date of Commencement of Employment: The new hire is to begin working at our
university on October 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.

4. Field of Specialization: Minority Culture Studies (mainly specialized in the Englishspeaking

5. Courses to Teach:

Undergraduate level (general education courses):
English Language (Communication Ⅰ, Ⅱ, Ⅲ), etc.

Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses):
Studies in Socio-Culture of Minority,
Seminar in Studies in Socio-Culture of Minority, etc.

Graduate level (master’s programs):
Thought and Representation on Minority Culture,
Seminar in Integrated Arts and Sciences, etc.

Graduate level (doctoral programs): Seminar in Humanities and Science of Art, etc.

* PhD or equivalent academic achievements in the above area of specialization required;
relevant teaching, and research experience. 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) Be able to supervise doctoral students in thesis preparation.
(2) Have sufficient Japanese ability to participate in administrative affairs.
(3) Be able to teach classes and supervise students in Japanese and English.

*Experience in supervising master and doctoral students is desirable but not
absolutely required.

7. Application Documents

(1) A Curriculum Vitae (including a recent photograph), a list of academic achievements
(please check 5 major PUBLISHED works and specify for all works if they are
reviewed or not), and hard copies (original or offprint publications) of the five checked
works (with a summary for each of these major works both in Japanese and English)
are required and MUST be included with the application (additional hard copies with
summaries of publications may be required).

*Publications recorded at Arts Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), or Emerging
Sources Citation Index (ESCI) should be indicated by adding [A&HCI, or ESCI] at

(2) A one-page statement of teaching experience and future teaching plan.

(3) A one-page statement of current research and future research plan.

(4) Names and contact details of at least two referees who send a letter of

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

(6) Any other materials you may think useful.

*All documents may either be in English or Japanese, except for the summary of the
five major publications.

*Applicants are requested to submit ALL documents in Word 2007/2010/2013 or PDF
files on a CD-ROM, or a USB memory stick, in addition to the hardcopies outlined

8. Deadline for applications:

All application documents must arrive by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018(Japan
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.

* Place all application materials in an envelope marked “Application documents for a
faculty member position in the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Minority Culture Studies) ” in red and send them by registered mail.

10. Selection Procedure

(1) Preliminary screening based on the application documents.

(2) We may hold an interview as needed. As a general rule, we will conduct simulated
lessons in English. 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.

* 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 monthly salary system or annual salary will be applied to successful candidates.
(Regulations Concerning Salaries of Hiroshima University Faculty Members will be

(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. Hideki Kuwajima
Department of Studies of Human Cultures,
Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University,
1-7-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-hiroshima City, 739-8521, JAPAN.
Tel. (Int)+81-82-424-6361 (Prof. Hideki Kuwajima)
Fax. (Int)+81-82-424-0751(Department secretary)
E-mail. kuwajima@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

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