Fixed term Professor or Associate Professor (1 position), Wakayama University, Institute for Global Initiatives, Academic Appointment
1. Research Field
International Education, Japan Studies（Culture, History, or Society）
2. Location, Rank, and Number of Positions
Institute for Global Initiatives, Wakayama University
Professor or Associate Professor
3. Work Location
930 Sakaedani, Wakayama City, 640-8510, Japan
4. Job Description
・Selecting and teaching topics in Japan Studies
・Planning and implementing experiential learning programs for international students
・Conducting research in the areas of international education and Japan Studies
(Culture, History, or Society)
Student Support (20%)
・Providing international students with academic consultation
・Promoting student exchange programs and other international programs
International Cooperation (30%)
・Promoting existing international cooperation agreements between universities
・Assisting negotiation for new agreements
5. Appointment Date
October 1, 2023, or the earliest possible date thereafter
6. Application Requirements
Applicants must meet the following requirements
(1) Master's degree or above
(2) First language is other than Japanese.
(3) Experience in studying or working in Japan. Japanese proficiency at CEFR B2 level
or equivalent Japanese proficiency
(4) English proficiency suited to providing effective college-level teaching and working
in international environments.
*Teaching or working experience in the higher education sector or international organizations
in Japan or abroad is preferred.
7. Terms of Employment
・Employment Period: Appointment date～March 31, 2027
・Employment Type: Full-time (6 months probationary period)
・Retirement age: 65 years old.
・Work Schedule: 5 days a week, basic work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
(7 hours and 45 minutes per day).
・Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and year-end and New Year holidays
(12/29 - 1/3).
・Salary: Based on the annual salary system in accordance with the salary regulations
for faculty members of Wakayama University
The actual amount to be paid in the event of employment will be determined by the
individual’s background and other relevant factors.
・Benefits: Medicare(Health insurance), Welfare pension insurance, Employment insurance,
Industrial accident compensation insurance
8. Application Documents (one copy of each document)
(1) Curriculum Vitae [Form 1] 【Form１】CurriculumVitae.xlsx(81KB)
(2) Research Achievements
1.List of Achievements [Form 2] 【Form２】ListResearchPublications.docx(31KB)
2.Summary of Major Achievements [Form 3] 【Form３】MainAchievements.docx(18KB)
3.Major Achievements (reprints attached, photocopies acceptable, maximum of three)
(3) Teaching Experience
1.List of courses or academic programs taught and their outline (200 words or fewer each)
2.Special features of the course or academic program taught (choose any one course
or program on the list, 600 words or fewer) [Form 4－2]
3.Proposals of courses or academic programs you would like to provide in the area related to
international education or Japan Studies at Wakayama University (200 words or fewer
each ) [Form 4－3] 【Form４】EducationalAchievements.docx(26KB)
(4) Experience and aspirations regarding international cooperation or international students
education [any format] 1 copy (1600 characters or less)
＊Certificates and other documents may be requested as necessary.
Application Form Procedure.docx(33KB)
9. Submission Deadline
July 31, 2023 (Application must arrive no later than 5:00 p.m JST)
10. How to Submit Documents
Via online storage.
Upload all documents to https://proself.center.wakayama-u.ac.jp/public/fWPQwA2S8AeAUPYBGJ2I8bSaDYJEdpMXzK6PihS9FS_T
After uploading, please follow up with an e-mail to email@example.com,
informing us of the upload.
Please Send documents as PDF attachments at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please write in red on the front of the envelope, "Application for faculty position
（Institute for Global Initiatives）” and send by registered mail to:
General Affairs Division
930 Sakaedani, Wakayama
11. Selection Process
First Round: Document screening
Second Round: Interview
Final selection: Submission of an essay will be requested in advance of a final interview
For inquiries regarding job description, or qualifications, please contact
Faculty of Economics
For inquiries regarding application procedures, working conditions, etc.
General Affairs Division
１．Please note that application documents will not be returned with the exception of
２．In accordance with laws and regulations concerning the protection of personal information,
personal information related to applications will not be used for any purpose other than
the selection process.
３．Travel and other expenses related to the selection process are to be borne by the applicant.
４．Welcome applications from all candidates. Wakayama University promotes:
・Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
・Recruitment of early career researchers
５．Wakayama University is enhancing its short-term programs for international students to
learn through fieldwork. We look forward to receiving applications from those who are
willing to work with international students in the fieldwork.