Nov 16

Job: Asian Studies Program- Kansai Gaidai University (Hirakata, Japan)

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Position: Candidate Lecturer in Business and Japanese History (2 positions)
Posted by: Kansai Gaidai University
Location: Hirakata, Japan
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Free housing can be provided under certain conditions.
Typefull time

Kansai Gaidai University:

Established in 1945. Based at the cultural center of Japan, 25 minutes by train to Osaka and 35 minutes by train to Kyoto. Enrollment: 13,000. Long recognized as one of Japans most international universities, with ties to approximately 330 universities and colleges around the world. About one third of our faculty is non-Japanese. Nearly 1,700 of our Japanese students study abroad through various long and short-term study abroad programs, and about 700 non-Japanese come to our campus every year.

Asian Studies Program:

We attract about 600 international students annually from more than 40 countries. Courses are designed for undergraduate students in their last two years of study and concentrate on topics related to Japan and the Asian region.  All courses are taught in the English language. For more information on the Asian Studies Program, please visit our website at:

Position in Business: 

We are searching for candidates with a Ph.D. in Business, Economics, Management or a related field with a strong focus on Japan/Asia and teaching experience outside Japan.  Candidates with an MBA and significant industry experience in Asia will also be considered.

Position in Japanese History: 

We are searching for candidates with a Ph.D. in Japanese History or a related field with a strong focus on Japan/Asia and teaching experience outside of Japan.


Rank and duration of appointment depend on the interest and qualifications of the candidate Lecturer to Full Professor, Visiting to Tenure.  Accepting applications until positions fill.  Early applicants have an advantage.  Positions are available beginning in August 2014.

Teaching Load:

Four courses per semester. Courses are conducted in English and meet twice weekly. Sessions are 90 minutes in length. Teaching duties will be some combination of classes for Japanese students (either in the Asian Studies Program or in the regular undergraduate program) and classes for foreign exchange students. Both the University and the Asian Studies Program operate on a semester system, however, the semester schedules are not identical.  The Fall semester in the Asian Studies Program runs from late August through late December, while Spring semester begins in late January and ends in late May.  The University semesters run from April through early August and from September to late January.   Course assignments may be in one or both semester programs depending on the type of appointment.


To Apply:

Send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, transcripts, list of courses previously taught, brief summary of dissertation, list of publications, and names of three individuals who can provide personal reference information, to:

Mark Tracy

Executive Director

Asian Studies Program

Kansai Gaidai University

16-1 Nakamiyahigashino-cho

Hirakata City, Osaka 573-1001, Japan

Fax: International 81-72-805-2830


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