Professor in the Department of Economics (Tenured)

Hiroshima University



Field of Specialization:

Regional Economics or Regional Science


Teaching Responsibilities

 Undergraduate level (general education courses): Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students, etc.

 Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses): Economic Policy, Seminar, Bachelor Thesis, etc.

 Graduate level (master’s programs): Regional Development, Special Topics, etc. 

 Graduate level (doctoral programs): Special Seminar in Socio Economic Studies, etc.

* In addition to the courses listed above, he or she may be asked to teach other general education courses and/or discipline specific courses in other department(s) and graduate school(s).



Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:

(1) Hold a doctoral degree (or equivalent degree conferred by a foreign institution)

(2) For a position as Professor: Ability to supervise doctoral students in thesis preparation.

(3) Ability to teach classes and supervise students’ research in Japanese and English


Application Materials Required

(1) Curriculum vitae with an applicant’s photograph.

If you have a history of being employed by Hiroshima University (as a TA, RA, researcher, etc.) in the past five years, be sure to state all positions you have held.

(2) List of accomplishments including:

(i)Doctoral dissertation

(ii) Books

(iii) Peer-reviewed papers

(iv) Non-peer-reviewed papers

(v) Presentations at academic meetings in Japan

(vi) Presentations at international academic meetings

(vii) Invited talks

(viii) Patents

(ix) Others(Translation, Review paper, Expositor, Reports etc.)

(x) Awards

(xi) List of academic societies joined as an active member

(Number each publication or presentation. Underline the numbers of reviewed papers. Affix an “*” to the number of each of your five major publications or presentations.)

(3) Five major publications or presentations (Reprints, photocopies, or books)

(4) Major educational activities

(5) Major social contributions

(6) Major activities in management and administration at universities or other institutions 

(7) Status of acquisition of external funds (separate in terms of a representative and a co-worker.)

(8) Experience of education and/or research activities outside Japan (provide the information on period and place.)

(9) Aspirations and plans for research and education after taking office (From 2000 to 3000 characters in Japanese)


Application Deadline:

All application materials must reach us by 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 5, 2019 (Japan time).

Please send all application documents to the following address:

Atsuhiro TAKI Dean, Hiroshima University Graduate School of Social Sciences 1-2-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-hiroshima 739-8525, Japan

* Print in red “Application documents for faculty open position (Regional Economics or Regional Science) in the Department of Economics, Graduate School of Social Sciences” on the envelope containing the application documents and send it by registered mail.


Selection Procedure

(1) Selection will be made based on all application documents submitted.

(2) After selection based on application documents, we hold an interview and ask a trial lesson in English as a general rule. In such a case, please note that no travel expenses will be provided. For further details, we will inform them to successful applicants.

(3) Hiroshima University promotes a gender-equal society in accordance with the legislative intent of the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society.


Employment Status

(1) If you are agreeable to the application of the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work, you are deemed to work for 7 hours and 45 minutes a day and 38 hours and 45 minutes a week. If not, working hours are from 8:30 to 17:15 (from Monday to Friday) and break time is from 12:00 to 13:00.

(2) Workdays are from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) in principle.

(3) Holidays are Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in principle.


Salary, etc. 

(1) The monthly salary system will be applied to successful candidates. (Regulations Concerning Salaries of Hiroshima University Faculty Members will be applied.)

*For details, please contact Dean Support Group (General Affairs) at

(2) Successful candidates may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for the trip from their home or former place of work to the new place of work to assume their post in accordance with the relevant regulations of Hiroshima University.

For more information, please contact Dean Support Group (General Affairs) at



We conduct individual performance evaluations for all Hiroshima University faculty members after their employment, numerically rate their performance, and salary and benefits are commensurate with performance indicators.



Dean Support Group (General Affairs)

Hiroshima University Graduate School of Social Sciences

Fax: +81-82-424-7212


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