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Full Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor in Environmental Economics



Hitotsubashi University


Graduate School of Economics

Institution type

National University

Content of job information

The Graduate School of Economics at Hitotsubashi University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position, a tenured associate professor position, or full professor position, starting on April 1, 2019 or September 1, 2019.
    We are interested in candidates with research interests in environmental economics. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon the candidate's qualifications.

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The term of the initial contract of a tenure-track assistant professor 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 and teaching performance. If candidates have sufficient academic work, the appointment can be as a tenured associate/full professor.
    The successful candidate will teach Advanced Environmental Economics, Environmental Economics, Economic Analysis on Environmental and Resource Problems and Natural Resource-based Economies for undergraduate/graduate students. In addition, s/he will be expected to teach core course subjects (microeconomics or macroeconomics) in English for undergraduate or graduate students.
    A tenure-track successful candidate is expected to teach at least 4 classes (8 credits) in one academic year on the basis of the candidate's qualification. Note that each class meets 13 times (105 minutes each) twice a week under an academic quarter. A tenured successful candidate is expected to teach at least 3 classes (6 credits) in addition to undergraduate and graduate seminars. Administrative duties include shared responsibility for committee membership and entrance examinations.

Research fields

Area: Social sciences
Discipline: Economics (Environmental Economics)

Job type

Full Professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor

Work location

Kunitachi 2-1, Tokyo, Japan
Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University


Requirements for the position:
(1) Ph.D. in Economics or complete it within three months after the time of appointment.
(2) Evidence of scholarly research activity at an institution of higher education
(3) Fluent communication skills in English

Application period

2018/07/05-2018/08/31 Deadline for receipt

Application/selection/notification of result

Applications should include (1) a cover letter indicating position, (2) curriculum vitae, in English or Japanese, with a recent photograph attached, (3) a list of academic works (please specify peer-reviewed publications) and presentations, and educational activities, (4) at least two reference letters of recommendation, (5) a copy of a certificate of the completion of the degrees earned, and (6) electronic files of research papers (please limit to three papers at the maximum). Reference letters for a candidate without (5) 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. Please send the application packet as a single pdf file to environment_recruit_2018@econ with the subject line "Application for environmental economics." The two letters of recommendation should be directly sent to the above email address. Please note that we will not return your application documents. These documents will be used only for selecting a qualified candidate.

Contact details

Hidetoshi Yamashita