Associate Professor in Law and Politics Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Social Sciences

Faculty Open Position

1. Affiliation (Appointment): Academy of Hiroshima University (Department of Law and
Politics, Graduate School of Social Sciences)

2. The number and position of openings: Associate Professor, one (1)

3. Commencing date of employment: April 1, 2018

4. Field of specialization: Private International Law

5. Teaching responsibilities

 Undergraduate level (general education courses): Introductory Seminar for First Year
Student, Introduction to Law, etc.

 Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses): Private International Law,
International Trade Law, Seminar, etc.

 Graduate level (master’s programs): Private International Law, Private International
Law Seminar, etc.

 Graduate level (doctoral programs): Law and Politics in Special Seminar, etc.

* In addition to the courses listed above, he or she may be asked to teach other general
education courses and/or discipline specific courses in other department(s) and graduate

6. Qualifications

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:

(1) Hold a doctorate or an equivalent degree by the time the appointment begins

(2) Be able to supervise doctoral students in preparation of doctoral dissertations

(3) Be able to teach classes and supervise students in Japanese and in English

7. Application materials required

(1) Resume

If you have a history of being employed by Hiroshima University (as a TA, RA,
researcher, etc.) in the past five years, be sure to state all positions you have held.

(2) List of publications and oral presentations

*Number each publication/presentation, and underline the numbers of refereed
articles. Affix an asterisk (*) to the numbers of your five major publications or

*Publications recorded at Thomson Reuters Science Citation index (SCI), Social
Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Arts Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), or
Emerging SourcesCitation Index (ESCI) should be indicated by adding [SCI,
SSCI, A&HCI, or ESCI] at the top.

(3) Five major publications or presentations (Reprints, photocopies, or books)

(4) Major educational activities and teaching experience

(5) Major social contributions

(6) Major activities in university/institutional management and administration

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

(8) Statement of intent (Please describe your interests in teaching and research in
approximately 1,000 words, should you take this position.)

8. Application deadline:

All application materials must reach us by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19,
2017 (Japan Standard Time).

9. Please send all application documents to the following address:

Professor Atsuhiro Taki
Dean, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Social Studies
1-2-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-hiroshima 739-8525, JAPAN

* Print in red “Application documents for faculty open position in the Graduate School of
Social Studies” on the envelope containing the application documents and send it by
registered mail.

10. Selection procedure

(1) Selection will be made based on all application documents submitted.

(2) Interviews will be conducted as needed. As a general rule, we will conduct
simulated lessons in English. In such cases, please note that travel expenses will be
the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants who pass the initial document review
will be informed of the interview date, time and format.

(3) Hiroshima University promotes a gender-equal society 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 system will be applied to successful

(Regulations Concerning Salaries of Hiroshima University Faculty Members will be
applied. Regulations Concerning Salaries of Hiroshima University Faculty Members
Employed under Annual Salary System will be applied.)

(2) Successful candidates may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for the trip
from their home or former place of work to the new place of work to assume their post 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 salary and
benefits are commensurate with performance indicators.

13. Miscellaneous

(1) The laboratory and the main workplace for the successful candidate this time are
located on the Higashi-hiroshima Campus of Hiroshima University (Kagamiyama,
Higashi-hiroshima). However, please note that some courses must be offered at the
Higashisenda Campus of Hiroshima University (1-1-89, Higashisenda, Naka-ku,

(2) 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.

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

14. Contact

Support Office (General Affairs)
Hiroshima University Graduate School of Social Sciences
Fax: +81-82-424-7212

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