Associate Professor/Lecturer/Assistant Professor (1 position) , Wakayama University, Faculty of Tourism, Academic Appointment (The appointment will be based on the Tenure-Track system for Lecturer/Assistant Professor levels)
Work Content and Job Description
1．Field of specialization
Tourism Studies/ Tourism Management（Tourist behavior)
２．Position/Number of openings
Position: Associate Professor /Lecturer/Assistant Professor at Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University（The appointment will be based on the Tenure-Track system for Lecturer/Assistant Professor levels）
Number of openings: 1 person
Wakayama University, 930 Sakaedani, Wakayama 640-8510, Japan
Teaching（Associate Professor：40％ Lecturer/Assistant Professor 30％）
（1）Teaching courses (such as Principles of Tourism, Tourist Behavior) in the Global Program of the Faculty of Tourism.
（2）Conducting various project-based courses and supervision of undergraduate theses (English).
（3）Teaching courses in the Graduate School of Tourism (Masters), including Theoretical modules, Research skill modules, and elective subjects related to Tourism Management or Tourist Behavior. Ability to teach courses related to theoretical aspects of tourism studies and research methods is desirable.
（4）Conducting various project-based courses and supervision of research and Master’s dissertations (English).
（5）Teaching courses in the PhD program and supervising PhD Dissertations (English).
（6）Conducting courses related to Liberal Arts.
＊ For (1)～(5)Teaching/supervision should be conducted in English.
＊（3）and (4) are only applicable when the appointment is made for Associate Professor position.
＊ (5)is applicable only when the appointment is made for Associate Professor position and is subject to approval from a concerned committee.
Research（Associate Professor 35％, Lecturer/Assistant Professor 50％）
（1）Upon appointment, the candidate needs to conduct academic research and deliver outputs in the forms of publications in academic journals and/or conference presentations.
（2）The candidate needs to actively partake in research related endeavors and contribute to the development tourism studies research and its researcher community.
（3）The candidate needs to apply for JSPS-Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi) pertaining to Tourism (Specialization field).
Social Outreach Activities
（Associate Professor 10％ Lecturer/Assistant Professor 10％）
（1）Participating in and contributing to various social outreach activities with governmental, administrative, and industrial bodies, based on the candidate’s field of specialization.
（Associate Professor 15％ Lecturer/Assistant Professor 10％）
（1）Administrative duties pertaining to the relevant Faculty/Graduate School and/or at the University level, as well as duties related to Entrance Examinations.
（2）Duties related to the management of the Global Program, and various internationalization initiatives of the Faculty/Graduate School.
５．Date of appointment
1 April 2024
The following requirements must be fulfilled
（1）PhD in Tourism Studies, Business Management, Economics, Commerce (or related fields for PhDs from non-Japanese institutions), or persons with equivalent achievements. For Assistant Professor, those awaiting PhD degree certificate may apply.
（2）Willingness to contribute to the development of tourism research.
（3）Peer-reviewed publications in academic journals.
（4）Ability to teach classes, instruct research, and supervise dissertations in English. Willingness to conduct academic research.
（5）Willingness to contribute to the management of the Graduate School and Faculty of Tourism based on the mission of the Faculty.
Full time：The position of Associate Professor is tenured. Retirement age is 65 years.
For Lecturer/Assistant Professor levels, 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). Upon acquiring tenure, the effort in major duties will change.
The first 6 months of the appointment (for all levels) will be a trail period.
Working hours will be calculated based on the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work standard: 5 days a week basic working hours: 0830-1715 (7hrs 45 mins/day).
Holidays: Saturday-Sunday, National Holidays, Year-end/New-year breaks（12/29～1/3）（Specific dates as per faculty working rules of Wakayama University.）
Salary：Annual Salary System based on the Wakayama University (National University) faculty working condition standard. For additional details please refer to Clause 13~Clause 15 for Tenure-Track positions in the case the appointment is made for Lecturer/Assistant Professor Level.
Approximate salary figures：Average annual salary for each level（tax-included total amount）
Associate Professor：JPY 6,000,000～8,000,000
Assistant Professor：JPY 4,000,000～5,000,000
Welfare benefits：Insurance based on Kyosai-Hoken（Health insurance）, Welfare pension insurance, Work insurance, Industrial accident insurance.
９．Application documents（English version for non-Japanese language users）
（1）Curriculum Vitae 【Form 1】
① Outline of research to date 【Form 2】
② List of research achievements【Form 3】
Form3_List Research Publications.doc(33KB)
③ Major works (provide originals or copies) : 6 major items
（3）Educational Achievements 【Form 4】
（4）【Research plan after appointment】Approx. 500 words written in English language, no prescribed format.
（5）【Education (teaching) plan after appointment】Approx. 500 words written in English language, no prescribed format.
（6）Additional documents such as certificates may be requested at a later date.
Please refer to “Instructions for preparing application documents” and “Instructions for preparing List of Research Achievements” while preparing application documents.
13 October 2023
(applications must be submitted/documents must arrive before 1700 JST on this date).
11．Submission of application documents
Application documents should be submitted on electronic format to the online storage system. Email applications with attachments will also be accepted. You may send copies of your major works by post (address below) in case they cannot be sent via electronic formats.
※Upon uploading documents, please notify us of your submission by email to email@example.com
If sending documents by post, please use Registered Mail (Kan-i-kakitome of Japan Post) and write either “Application documents for Faculty Position at the Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University” or 「教員公募（観光学部）応募書類在中」in red ink.
Postal address：〒640-8510 和歌山市栄谷930番地 和歌山大学総務課人事係
(English) Section of Human Resources, General Affairs Division, Wakayama University, 930 Sakaedani, Wakayama 640-8510, Japan.
1st Round: Document screening
2nd Round: Interview screening (with lecture demonstration)
Final selection: Interview with Executive Members (an essay will be requested before the interview).
（Regarding job particulars and qualifications）
Support Office, Academic Affairs, Faculty of Tourism
Tel: 073-457-8547 E-mail：firstname.lastname@example.org
（Regarding application process and/or work standards etc.）
Section of Human Resources, General Affairs Division, Wakayama University
Tel 073-457-7011 E-mail：email@example.com
（1）Application documents other than major works will not be returned.
（2）Applicant personal information will solely be used for selection purpose.
（3）Travel cost incurred for selection process (2nd round onwards) must be borne by the applicant.
（4）Wakayama University is committed to gender equality and female applicants are encouraged to apply.
（5）Wakayama University is committed to appointment of young (early-career) professionals.
（6）Work or study experiences in Japanese university and Japanese language proficiency could be advantages for screening.