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  Full-time Assistant Professor/Research Associate
Institution/Organization: Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Job Location: Japan
Contact Person: HIAS Planning Office
Date Posted: October 11th, 2022
Closing Date: November 14th, 2022
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Hitotsubashi University, a national university in Tokyo that boasts the best social science research and education in Japan, established the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) in 2014 as an interdepartmental research organization directly under the President. HIAS aims to be (1) a hub for international joint research that brings together researchers from inside and outside the University, as well as (2) a center for interdisciplinary research that addresses social issues. Since its establishment in 2014, HIAS has engaged in various international research projects and has seen many first-rate academic achievements. Building on these accomplishments, HIAS is now launching a new project, “HIAS BRIDGES,” with the aim of enriching the academic community by extending its capacity as a research hub and supporting young researchers. As a part of this project, we are seeking young, next-generation scholars to join HIAS in the role of “Assistant Professor with a full-time research commitment for five years.” Successful candidates will be expected to engage in cutting-edge research in our focus research fields, such as International Relations and Politics, Legal Innovation, Social & Cultural Psychology, Social Neuroscience, and Data Science at HIAS.

Place: Kunitachi Tokyo, Japan

Job Title: Assistant Professor or Research Associate non-tenure / five-year fixed term)

Annual Salary: Approximately JPY 4,900,000–6,800,000 (Bonus included. Salary will be determined based on the University’s judgement. Annual salary represents income before tax.)

Period of Employment: From April 1st, 2023 to March 31st, 2028. The contract will not be extended. (Start date is negotiable. The employment period will extend five years from the start date.)

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Monday, November 14th, 2022, Japan Standard Time (JST)

Notification of Results: The first screening result will be announced by Wednesday December 7th, 2022.

Job Description

Applicants will be expected to:

(1) Engage in research in Social & Cultural Psychology or Social Neuroscience.
(2) Contribute to research activities of the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study and the Graduate School of Social Science by actively participating in seminars, research collaborations, etc.
(3) Teach lectures of 4 credits/year.*
(4) Be assigned the minimum level of administrative duties, such as enrollment exam-related duties.

*Course Credits: Most courses are worth 2 credits, with 13 lessons per semester. One lesson is 105 minutes long.

Qualifications (required skills, experiences, etc.)

Applicants should have:

(1) A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in either Social & Cultural Psychology or Social Neuroscience.
The Ph.D. candidate should have obtained a Ph.D. or equivalent degree within six months after the time of appointment.
Period of employment will be one year if we cannot confirm your Ph.D. degree within six months after the time of appointment.
(2) Ability to give lectures in English.
(3) Proficiency in either English or Japanese.

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