Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Political Sciences
Application Deadline: July 31st, 2012
The School of Law seeks to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to (1) teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Political Sciences, and (2) manage "Leading Graduate Schools" program. The successful candidate will teach up to 8 credits a year in English, within our comparative law and political sciences offerings. He/she will hold office hours for students and perform the normal duties associated with teaching. He/she will have co-responsibility in managing our "Leading Graduate Schools" program adopted by the Japanese government, to train and educate future designers of legal system and transplantation.
1) Doctoral degree in Political Sciences.
2) Sufficient English proficiency to fulfill the task. Japanese proficiency will be welcomed.
3) Research skills and own academic interest in political field of study. Comparative viewpoint will be welcomed.
4) Strong inter-personal skills, and ability of effective interaction with students, faculty, administration, and community.
5) Commitment to high quality teaching, scholarly activity, and service to the profession, the university, and the community.
Salary: JPY 3,500,000-7,000,000 / year; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching ability at the undergraduate level with an interest and ability to teach introductory courses preferred. The initial contract will be starting October 1st, 2012, which lasts until March 31st, 2015, with chance of renewal of 3-years term, pending budgetary considerations and job performance.
The deadline for application is July 31st, 2012. The final candidates will be called to the interview held in Nagoya in late August.
Please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1) Cover letter
2) Full curriculum vitae
3) Three current letters of recommendation (written within a year of application) addressing research and teaching abilities
4) One page statement of teaching philosophy and addressing how you were able to integrate global perspectives in your courses
5) Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g. a copy of a course syllabus prepared by you that illustrates this philosophy, teaching evaluations from two different courses, and/or a DVD of your teaching)
6) Copies of publications
"Leading Graduate Schools"
The "Leading Graduate Schools" is a project held by the Japanese Ministry of Education, to enhance establishment of qualified doctoral programs to train future leaders with wide vision and creativity to work in global societies. The adopted programs shall be (1) for the students to commit in wide range of research with his/her own interest and creativity, and (2) for every sector of Japan to support brilliant students to grow into future leaders through international and practical trainings.
In 2011, our plan of "the Program for Cross-Border Legal Institution Design" was adopted as the only program in the field of social sciences. Considering growing need in legal system design, especially in the field of international assistance to establish and improve legal system in the regime changing countries in Asia, our aim was set to train leaders in cross-border legal system transplantation, usually held by the team of professionals with international background. The students shall acquire (1) strong interest toward Asia, (2) understanding in Japanese history in the reception of legal system and its uniqueness, and (3) skills in planning and designing attractive legal institutions to be social infrastructure. For more information, go to : http://www.law.nagoya-u.ac.jp/project/en/
Nagoya University is a comprehensive national research-intensive university based in between Tokyo and Kyoto where many of the top manufacturing companies have their operations. With approx. 16,000 students (1,500 international), our faculty have won internationally acclaimed awards including the Field’s Medal, King Faisal International Prize and the Nobel Prize. Three of our four Nobel Laureates are graduates of Nagoya University. The city of Nagoya is the fourth largest city in Japan with the access of a large metropolis combined with a small town atmosphere, making it an affordable and comfortable place to live. For more information, go to: http://www.nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/global-info/employment/