Professor/Associate Professor/Lecturer in Macroeconomics (1 position)Wakayama University, Faculty of Economics, Academic Appointment
The Faculty of Economics at the National University Corporation Wakayama University (hereafter referred to as WU) invites applications for a full-time academic position in Macroeconomics. We are seeking highly skilled and motivated candidates with strong background in Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics (JEL classification Code E). The appointment is to strengthen the long-term commitment of the Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Economics to excellence in education and research, inspire curiosity within our students, and develop problem-solving abilities and leadership skills. The successful candidate is expected to make significant contributions, in particular, to the development and delivery of our new postgraduate programs.
We invite applications at the positions of Professor, Associate Professor, or 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 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.
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 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, October 2, 2023 (17:00 Japan Time). Please note that this position is open until filled. As applications will be accepted and reviewed on regular basis after announcement, interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Please refer also to WU 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.
1.Field of Specialization
Macroeconomics（Must be able to teach Monetary Economics as a secondary subject in addition to Macroeconomics）
2.Job Assignment, Position, and Personnel Conditions
Wakayama University Faculty of Economics
Professor, Associate Professor or Lecturer (1 position)
The position Lecturer will be held under the tenure-track status
Sakaedani 930, Wakayama City 640-8510, Wakayama, Japan
The distribution of efforts in the assumption of main duties varies according to the assigned job position.
Education: Professor 30%; Associate Professor 30%; Lecturer 30%
Teaching courses in Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics, both in Japanese and English
Supervision of research at the undergraduate and postgraduate programs
Research: Professor 40%; Associate Professor 50%; Lecturer 60%
Conduct of theoretical and/or empirical research and international research collaboration leading to publications at top-quality scientific journals and presentations at international conferences and seminars
Social Activities: Professor 10%; Associate Professor 10%; Lecturer 10%
Engagement in public activities including cooperation with local governments, and dissemination of information related to the faculty in Japan and abroad
Management and Administration: Professor 20%; Associate Professor 10%; Lecturer 0%
Active participation in management and administrative duties, including activities related to student admission and career enhancement
5.Expected Date of Appointment
April 1, 2024 (or commencement date no later than October 1, 2024)
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
Full time：The position of Professor and Associate Professor are tenured. Retirement age is 65 years.
For Lecturer, the appointment will be based on a 5 years Tenure-Track basis. If tenure is approved within 5 years, the appointment will be changed to permanent in status at that point. The requirement for obtaining tenure can be fulfilled upon a favorable screening result at the Tenure Evaluation, and will be based on the achievements accumulated on yearly basis during the tenure-track period. Tenured permanent positions have a retirement age of 65 years (details are in conformity with the Tenure-Track system of Wakayama University).
The first 6 months of the appointment (for all levels) will be a trail period.
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)
8.Salary and Benefits
Salary: in accordance with Wakayama University regulations on annual salary system for faculty and administrative staff work. For addition, please refer to Clause 13~Clause 15 for Tenure-Track positions in the case the appointment is made for Lecturer.
Social Welfare: Mutual Insurance (Health Insurance), Welfare Pension Insurance, Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance
(1)Curriculum Vitae 「Form 1」(1 copy)
①Outline of Research 「Form 2」(1 copy)
②List of Research Achievements 「Form 3」(1 copy)
Form3_List Research Publications.doc(41KB)
③Summary of Main Research Achievements 「Form 4」(1 copy)
④Main Research Achievements (attachment of a maximum of six reprints or copies)
(3)Educational Achievements 「Forms 5-1~3」(1 copy each)
(4)Other certificates to be submitted if deemed necessary
Please refer to the「Instructions for the Preparation of Application Documents」for the purposes of preparing the above documents.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday, October 2, 2023 (17:00 Japan Time)
This position is open until filled. As applications will be accepted and reviewed on regular basis after announcement, interested candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
11.Postal Mail and Online Submission
Submission through Registered Post Mail to the following address
Wakayama University, General Affairs Division, Human Resources Section
Sakaedani 930, Wakayama 640-8510 Japan
Please write clearly in red on the front side of the mail envelope
「Recruitment (Faculty of Economics) -Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics- Documents Enclosed」
First stage: Document screening
Second stage: First Round Interview with the Selection Committee
Third stage: Final Round Interview of successful candidates with the University Executives Panel. Further instructions will be provided for the submission of the final interview assignment
Inquiries related to job description
Wakayama University, Faculty of Economics, Administration Office
Phone: +81 73 457 7658 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wakayama University, General Affairs Division, Human Resources Section
Phone: +81 73 457 7011 Email: email@example.com
(1)Application documents will not be returned with the exception of「Main Research Achievements」
(2)In compliance with the laws and regulations regarding the protection of personal information, no use of personal information will be made for purposes other than the present selection process
(3)Travel costs and other expenses incurred in relation to the present selection process shall be borne by the applicant
(4)Wakayama University is committed to the promotion of gender diversity and welcomes applications by female candidates
(5)Wakayama University is committed to appointment of young (early-career) professionals.