“Philosophy” Full-Time Fixed-Term Position (Assistant Professor)

Ritsumeikan University

Ritsumeikan University is a leading private university in Japan with campuses in Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga. Under the concept of "Gateway of Asia", we have opened our new Osaka Ibaraki Campus in April 2015 located between the cities of Kyoto and Osaka. We have been continuing to actively enhance our research and internationalization activities. 

Applications are being taken for a full-time fixed-term positon (Assistant Professor) at the College of Global Liberal Arts, Ritsumeikan University. This new college is being established in April, 2019 in Osaka Ibaraki Campus.

Prospective applicants should refer to the followings.

The College of Global Liberal Arts, Ritsumeikan University, in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, strongly encourage female candidates to apply. 

1. Areas of Specialization:
Japanese Philosophy, Japanese Thought, Japanese Religions, Japanese Culture

2. Qualification Requirement:
Applicants must meet ALL of the following eligibility requirement:

  1. A deep understanding of Ritsumeikan University’s Founding Spirit and Educational Philosophy;
  2. Ability to achieve the educational aim of the college and to facilitate the growth of the students;
  3. Ph.D. degree or equivalent research achievement;
  4. Committed participation in the educational administration of this new college based on the understanding of the aim of founding this college;
  5. Professional proficiency in English for education and research;
  6. Ability to build international networks in purpose of education and research.

3. Teaching responsibilities:
“Japanese Philosophy” (Undergraduate Level)
* The successful candidate is responsible for three classes (ninety minutes/class) per week each semester in principle, and might also be assigned to teach other courses through inevitable circumstances.

4. Position: Full-time fixed-term Assistant Professor

5. Number of Position: One

6. Terms of Employment: from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2024
*In the event that he or she reaches the age of 70 before the end of term (31st March 2024), he/she will be allowed to continue their employment until 31st of March of the Japanese academic year.

7. Compensation:

  1. Employment Status: Full-time fixed-term
  2. Annual salary: JPY 5,230,000/year (before tax), travel expenses, moving expenses, disbursed in accordance with Salary Regulations.
  3. Social Insurance: Private School Mutual Aid

8. Interview Notice for Short-listed Candidates:
Short-listed candidates who pass the document screening will be called for an interview. In addition to the interview, they will be asked to give a mock lecture in English, based on the submitted course syllabus. The course syllabus should be written in English, and requested to submit after the document screening. Details will be sent to the email address shown in Form 1 of your CV.

9. Application Deadline: All materials must arrive no later than 5:00 p.m., August 23, 2017 (JST).

10. Application Materials

  1. Materials sent by post
    1. Curriculum Vitae (four sets)
      One set consists of the four designated documents (Form 1, Form 2, Form3 and Form 4). Each document should be placed in order and the upper left part of the set should be stapled. The MS Word format data of these documents should be submitted by email as well.
    2. Research Achievement of three major publications (four hardcopies each)
    3. Certificate of the final academic background (one original and three hardcopies)
      Four hardcopies are also acceptable. In this case, please bring the original to an interview.
    4. Essay on your thoughts, opinions, and vision on the liberal arts education. (four hardcopies)
      Essay should be written in English within one A4-sized paper.
  2. Materials sent by email
    1. “Curriculum Vitae” with our designated forms should be submitted also by email. The other materials are not acceptable.

11. Submission Address:

  1. By post (Your postal mail must be registered and recorded)
    Faculty Recruitment Team
    Development Office of College of Global Liberal Arts, Ritsumeikan University
    1 Nishinokyo-Suzaku-Cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-8520, Japan
    (Note)  Please label an envelope in red ink “Application for Faculty Position of Philosophy enclosed”
  2. By email
    To: glaapply@st.ritsumei.ac.jp
    Title: Application for Faculty Position of Philosophy (YOUR NAME)

12. Contact:
Noritaka Hashimoto (Mr), Assistant Administrative Manager
Development Office of Global Liberal Arts, Ritsumeikan University

13. Notice

  1. Subsequent to the approval of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to launch this new college, the employment shall be subject to all of the conditions. (*This new college is set to launch in April, 2019.)
  2. All submitted documents will not be returned.
  3. Personal information collected from applicants will be handled in accordance with the relevant regulations of Ritsumeikan University.
  4. Due to the summer holidays term (Aug.11-21, 2017) in our office, any post shall be received on the campus after August 22, 2017. 

For further information and specified forms can be available at our website http://en.ritsumeikan-trust.jp/info/employment/gla/

If you would like to know more about Ritsumeikan University, please visit our website http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/

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