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Recruitment of Teachers and Staff (International Institute of American Studies)

Limited-Term Contract Full-Time Researcher at the International Institute of American Studies, Doshisha University

The International Institute of American Studies at Doshisha University, located in Kyoto, Japan, invites applications for a full-time researcher (Assistant Professor) on a five-year fixed-term contract, beginning April 2018. The applicant must have a doctoral degree or equivalent qualification. He or she must have a good command of both Japanese and English and will be expected to carry out administrative works in Japanese when employed.

1. Research Field:
American Studies (from a social science perspective)

2. Responsibilities:
(1)
Coordinating all related administrative works at the International Institute of American Studies and focusing on the following duties:
  • To support all the joint research projects (Bumon-Kenkyu) and other academic activities sponsored by the International Institute of American Studies
  • To improve the collection of academic materials at the International Institute of American Studies
  • To support the editorial board of Doshisha American Studies
(2)
To make contributions to the research projects that the International Institute of American Studies promotes
(3)
To pursue original independent researches and publish outcomes
(4)
To make contributions to the promotion of international collaboration
(5)
To engage in all other duties under the mandate of Doshisha University

3. Number of openings: 1 (Assistant Professor on a five-year nonrenewable contract)

4. Contract Period: From April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023 (nonrenewable)

5. Qualifications
(1)
Ph.D.degree or equivalent qualification in American Studies
(2)
Publications in refereed academic journals
(2)
Excellent proficiency in both Japanese and English

6. Deadline: September 21, 2017 (Japan-time)

7. Please send the following required documents before the deadline
(1)
Curriculum Vitae in Japanese, lists of major academic publications, and the resume of working history in the Doshisha (If you have been previously employed by the Doshisha).

Please download and use Doshisha designated format for CV and lists of publications:
http://www.doshisha.ac.jp/doshisha/recruit/american_studies.html
(2)
Major original publications (no more than 5 publications, 3 copies of each publication)
(3)
A brief description of research history and a research proposal, each in Japanese and English (paper size must be A4 or letter size, maximum 3 pages)
(4)
Two recommendation letters

8. All documents should be sent to the following addresses
Professor, Engetsu Katsuhiro,
Director, the International Institute of American Studies
The International Institute of American Studies at Doshisha University
Kamidachiuri Karasuma, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 602-0898

Please put in red “Application for a full-time researcher” on the envelope or parcel and send it by registered mail (post).

9. All inquiries should be addressed to
Doshisha University International Institute of American Studies
Kamidachiuri Karasuma, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 602-0898
Telephone : +81-75-251-4900
Fax : +81-75-251-3091
E-mail: ji-amekn@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

10. Other inquiries
There might be an interview in the screening process of applicants, and the shortlisted applicants will be contacted when the interview is held.

Additional items may be required in the screening process.

We may request to check the original degree certificates/diplomas.

All submitted documents will not be returned. If you wish documents to be returned, please enclose a self-addressed envelope or parcel with a cash-on-delivery slip. All personal documents will be retained by the International Institute of American Studies, and will be safely disposed after the selection. Personal information will not be used for purposes other than the one here stated according to the Protection of Personal Information Law in Japan.

The same recruitment information will be posted on Doshisha University as well as the International Institute of American Studies website.
http://www.doshisha.ac.jp/doshisha/recruit.html
http://www.america-kenkyusho.doshisha.ac.jp