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Job opening for a full-time assistant professor, associate professor, or professor in the fields of tax systems, public finance, public economics, and macroeconomics.


Hitotsubashi University

Institution URL


Graduate School of Economics

Department URL

Institution type

National University


The person to be hired will become a full-time faculty member of the Graduate School of Economics and the School of International and Public Policy; but his/her main responsibility is to teach public economics, tax systems, and public finance, and supervise Master students' thesis work making use of his/her knowledge of macroeconomics and econometrics at the Asian Public Policy Program (APPP) of the School of International and Public Policy (SIPP). Almost all the students at APPP are young professionals from government agencies and central banks of Asian countries, so the language being used is English. APPP's objective is to help these young professionals become able to formulate and implement economic policies firmly based on economics. Therefore, in selecting the person to be hired, we pay attention not only to his/her academic credentials and English communication skills, but also to his/her practical experience, such as working in a government agency or a central bank, or collaborating with or advising for country authorities in an international organization.

Content of work

(1) Teaching obligation
1. To teach Master's students "Economics of Public Sector" (4 credits), "Economic Analysis of Tax Systems" (2 credits), "Economic Analysis of Social Security Systems" (2 credits), as well as to be a coordinator for courses offered by outside organizations such as the National Tax College and the Asian Development Bank Institute.
2. To hold a "seminar" class once a week for a group of students (first-year and second-year Master students, about 8 in total) to prepare them for their thesis, and supervise their thesis projects individually.
3. To attend workshops that are held at APPP or elsewhere from time to time.
4. Other miscellaneous work, including traveling to Asian countries to interview applicants for APPP and serving as committee members in the SIPP or the Graduate School of Economics.

(2) Administrative functions
Shared responsibility for committee membership, entrance examinations, and other administrative functions may be assigned.

Research field

Social Science

Job type

Tenure-track assistant professor, tenured associate professor, or tenured professor


A tenure-track assistant professor, tenured associate professor, or tenured professor, depending on the qualification and experience of the applicant. If the applicant is hired as a tenure-track assistant professor, the term of the initial contract is three years and, depending on academic work, the contract can be renewed once for two more years. The tenure decision will be made within the five years on the basis of academic work such as publications in refereed journals. If candidates have sufficient academic work, the appointment can be as tenured associate professor or tenured professor.

Work area

Kanto District, Tokyo
Hitotsubashi University, Chiyoda Campus
2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyodaku, Tokyo 101-8439, Japan
(See for the campus location. This is different from the Hitotsubashi University's main campus in Kunitachi City.)


Graduate School of Economics
Hitotsubashi University
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi
Tokyo 186-8601

Number of positions



1) Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. or complete it within three months after the time of appointment.
2) Candidates must have ability to give lectures both in Japanese and in English.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Deadline for applications

September 20, 2017 (at 5:00pm).

Starting date

April 1, 2018.

Application materials

(1) A cover letter indicating position (a tenure-track assistant professor position, or a tenured associate professor position, or a tenured professor position).
(2) Curriculum vitae.
(3) A list of academic works (please specify peer-reviewed publications).
(4) At least two letters of recommendation (English or Japanese) from referees familiar with the applicant's academic skills and/or teaching experience. Reference letters for a candidate without Ph.D. degree should explain the state of the Ph.D. thesis to show that the candidate will complete the Ph.D. within three months after the time of appointment. If the applicant has the Ph.D. degree and is currently employed, he/she can substitute a certificate of employment for the letters of recommendation.
(5) Certificate of Ph.D. degree, if the applicant already holds the degree.
(6) Representative academic works. Maximum three works for a tenure-track assistant professor position.
Maximum five works for a tenured associate professor position, or a tenured professor position.

Please send the application packet as a single pdf file to hsugi@econ with the subject line "Application for public economics (APPP)" The letters of recommendation should be directly sent to hsugi@econ from referees.

Accompanying documents


Selection process

(1) First stage: Document screening.
(2) Second stage: Seminar presentation and interview.

Where to make contact

Public Economics (APPP) Search Committee
Prof. Yamashige, Shinji
E-mail: yamashig@econ
and hsugi@econ

(Inquiries should be made by e-mail only.)