【Position description】Professor/Associate Professor/Lecturer in Microeconomics (1 position) Wakayama University, Faculty of Economics, Academic Appointment
The National University Corporation Wakayama University (hereafter referred to as WU) is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and motivated individual for an academic position in microeconomics at the Faculty of Economics. We are seeking outstanding candidates with a strong background in Microeconomics, and particular interest in Information and Decision Sciences, and prescriptive analytics (Information, Knowledge and Uncertainty under JEL classification). The appointment is to strengthen the commitment of the Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Economics to provide excellence in education and research, inspire curiosity within our students and develop problem-solving and leadership skills. The successful candidate is expected to make strong contributions in particular, to the development and delivery of our new postgraduate programs.
We invite applications at the tenured positions of Professor or Associate Professor, or tenure-track position of Lecturer. Candidates should be fluent in Japanese and English, able to communicate effectively to Japanese and international audiences, and convey analytical and practical information in a clear and accurate manner. Candidates must hold a completed PhD degree by the date of appointment, or have an equivalent strong record of research publications. The position entails also public engagement activities and administrative duties, which require strong organizational skills, and the ability to work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines. Further information on other criteria used in shortlisting candidates can be found in WU official website (www.wakayama-u.ac.jp)
Outstanding individuals committed to high-quality teaching and research, and keen to help the faculty further develop its renewed strengths are invited to submit online applications to https://proself.center.wakayama-u.ac.jp/public/VWfowAgSIAeApCgBuL93TOuVFX1rFSScxSLm5GbiJ1eR or post mail applications to Wakayama University, General Affairs Division, Human Resources Section, Sakaedani 930, Wakayama 640-8510, Japan. Applications should be received by Monday, May 10, 2021 (23:59 Japan Time). Please refer to WU’s official website for a complete list of required documents and instructions on how to apply. Please address any queries about job description to firstname.lastname@example.org and any technical queries to email@example.com.
Field of Specialization
Microeconomics or Information and Decision Sciences
Job Assignment, Position, and Personnel Conditions
Wakayama University Faculty of Economics
Professor, Associate Professor, or Lecturer (tenure-track appointment applicable to the position of Lecturer)
Sakaedani 930, Wakayama City 640-8510, Wakayama Japan
(1)Teaching classes in Microeconomics and Information and Decision Sciences both in Japanese and English. Student research supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate programs
(2)Conduct of analytical studies and international research exchange activities leading to top-quality journal publications and presentations at domestic and international conferences.
(3)Public engagement activities including cooperation with local governments, and dissemination of information related to the faculty in Japan and abroad
(4)Collaborative participation in university management and administrative duties including activities related to student admission and career enhancement
Expected Date of Appointment
October 1, 2021 or April 1, 2022
Applicants are expected to meet the following requirements
(1)A completed PhD degree by the date of appointment or equivalent strong record of research publications
(2)Strong ability and motivation to undertake high-quality research and innovative education
(3)Proficiency in mathematical and quantitative analysis and ability to teach related subjects in Japanese and English
Permanent employment for the position of Professor or Associate Professor, with retirement at 65.
Tenure-track position of Lecturer carries a maximum employment term of five years. However, within the period of five years starting from the date of appointment, it is possible however to earn the permanent faculty status depending on the review of tenure performance. The probation period extends for six months starting from the date of appointment.
Discretionary work system for professional work: 5 days a week, basic working hours from 8:30 to 17:15
Holidays: Saturdays, Sunday, national holidays, end-of-year and new-year holidays Dec. 29 ~ Jan. 3
(for more details, please refer to Wakayama University’s regulations on faculty and administrative staff work)
Salary and Benefits
Salary: According to Wakayama University regulations on annual salary system for faculty and administrative staff work
Social Welfare: Mutual Insurance (Health Insurance), Welfare Pension Insurance, Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance
(1)Curriculum Vitae 「Form 1」
Outline of Research 「Form 2」
【様式２】研究の概要_Form 2_ ResearchOutline.docx(15KB)
List of Research Achievements 「Form 3」
Summary of Main Research Achievements 「Form 4」
Main Research Achievements (attachments of a maximum of six reprints or copies)
(3)Educational Achievements 「Form 5-1~3」
(4)Other certificates to be submitted if deemed necessary
For the above purposes, please refer to the「Instructions for the Preparation of Application Documents」
応募書類作成要領_Instructions for the Preparation of Application Documents（Japanese）.docx(53KB)
Deadline for Document Submission
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday, May 10, 2021 (23:59 Japan Time)
Postal Mail and Online Submission
Submission through Registered Post Mail to
Wakayama University, General Affairs Division, Human Resources Section
Sakaedani 930, Wakayama 640-8510 Japan
Please write clearly in red on the front of the mail envelope
「Faculty Recruitment (Faculty of Economics) -Microeconomics- Documents Enclosed」
First stage: Document screening
Second stage: First Round Interview with the Selection Committee
Third stage: Final Round Interview of successful candidates with a panel of university executives.
Further instructions will be made for the submission of an essay prior to the final interview
Inquiries related to job description
Wakayama University, Faculty of Economics, Administration Office
Phone: +81 73 457 7658
Wakayama University, General Affairs Division, Human Resources Section
Phone: +81 73 457 7011
(1)Application documents will not be returned except for「Main Research Achievements」
(2)In compliance with the laws and regulations regarding the protection of personal information, there will be no use of personal information about applicants for other purposes than the present selection process
(3)Travel costs and other expenses related to the present selection process will be borne by the applicant.
(4)Wakayama University is committed to the promotion of gender diversity and welcomes women’s applications.