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Recruitment of Teachers and Staff (Faculty of Social Studies)

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor
Department of Education and Culture, Faculty of Social Studies, Doshisha University

PositionAssistant Professor or Associate Professor
FieldEducational Anthropology or Educational Psychology
ResponsibilitiesThe department seeks a junior scholar who is a committed researcher and an exceptional teacher. The successful candidate will teach classes in either educational anthropology or educational psychology, as well as more general education classes including “freshman seminar” and “junior-senior seminar.” Teaching at the graduate level will eventually be expected. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to help direct the department’s international programs, organizing and conducting overseas study tours on an annual or biannual basis.
  1. A commitment to the principles of the university and the objectives of the department.
  2. A PhD in Anthropology, Psychology, Education, or a related discipline.
  3. Teaching experience
  4. Fluency in both Japanese and English, being able to work and teach in either language.
Application DeadlineAugust 04, 2017
*Application materials must arrive no later than Friday, August 04, 2017, via registered mail (kakitome) or commercial parcel delivery (takuhaibin).
Starting DateApril 1, 2018
Application Materials
  1. Curriculum Vitae (Include educational background, teaching experience, and academic publications. Refereed articles should be clearly indicated. Also include a 5x6 cm size photo.)
    Curriculum Vitae [Excel 24KB] Curriculum Vitae (Sample) [PDF 144KB]
    a list of academic publications [Excel 20KB] a list of academic publications (Sample) [PDF 258KB]
  2. Copies of three academic publications that represent your academic expertise.
  3. A statement explaining your philosophy of education and research objectives (in Japanese, about 1200 characters).
  4. Two references.
Application ProcessApplicants who pass the first screening will be invited to attend an interview (and provide a teaching demonstration) at Doshisha University’s Imadegawa (Shinmachi) Campus in Kyoto. Interviews will be conducted late September 2017. (Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses.)
AddressSend materials to:

Office of the Faculty of Social Studies,
Doshisha University
Karasuma Higashi-iru,
Imadegawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
602-8580 Japan

Please print (in red), “Application Documents for the Department of Education and Culture” on the face of the envelope.

Application materials will not be returned.

Personal information will not be used for purposes other than the selection, according to the Protection of Personal Information Law of Japan.
InquiriesInquiries should be directed to: Office of the Faculty of Social Studies, Doshisha University:

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