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Job Opening, Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Tenured Associate Professor or Tenured Professor: Microeconomic Theory

Graduate School of Economics at Hitotsubashi University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor or tenured Professor in the field of microeconomic theory.

1.Title Tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor or tenured Professor
2.Department Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
3.Fields Microeconomic Theory
4.Number of Positions One
5.Job description (1) Teaching courses:
A successful candidate will teach graduate-level and undergraduate-level courses related to microeconomic theory. These may include the Ph.D. core course in microeconomics.

(2) Teaching load:
At the rank of assistant professor, a successful candidate will teach 4 courses (8 "credits") per academic year. Each course consists of 13 classes, and each class is 105 minutes long. In principle, they will not teach "seminars." At the rank of associate or full professor, they will teach 3 courses (6 "credits") in addition to undergraduate and graduate "seminars."

(3) Administrative duties:
A successful candidate will be required to share administrative duties, including those related to entrance examinations.
6.Qualifications (1) Successful candidates must have completed their Ph.D. or be near completion within three months after the start date of appointment.
(2) A successful candidate must be able to give lectures in English.
(3) A successful candidate must also have enough Japanese proficiency for administrative duties.
7.Expected starting date April 1, 2024 or later
8.Tenure decision The term of the initial contract for a tenure-track assistant professor is five years. The initial contract can be renewed once for two additional years, depending on academic performance. The tenure decision will be made within those seven years. The initial appointment can be as a tenured associate or full professor if the candidate already has strong academic records.
9.Deadline for application September 30, 2023 (Japan Standard Time)
10.Application materials An applicant must submit to us
(1) a cover letter indicating the rank of the position they apply for,
(2) a curriculum vitae in English or Japanese, with a list of their academic works distinguishing peer-reviewed publications from others,
(3) three letters of recommendation (for the tenure-track position) or contact information of three references (for the tenured position),
(4) a copy of a certificate of the degrees earned, and
(5) their research papers (one paper for the tenure-track position and at most three for the tenured position).

Reference letters for a candidate without (4) 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.
11.Selection process (1) First stage: Document screening.
(2) Second stage: Seminar presentation and interview.
12.How to apply Please send the application packet as a single pdf file to with the subject line "Application for Microeconomic Theory." The three letters of recommendation should be directly sent to the above email address. We will not return your application documents. These documents will be used only for selecting a qualified candidate.
13.Contact information e-mail :
When sending an e-mail, please use the headline "Inquiry: Position in Microeconomic Theory."
14.Other information *The English job titles "Professor", "Associate Professor" and "Assistant Professor" correspond to the Japanese "Kyoju", "Jun-Kyoju" and "Koushi."
*Acting on the objectives of the Basic Act for Gender Equal Society, we welcome applications from female scholars and students.
Reference: Gender Equality Promotion Office, Hitotsubashi University
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However, if it is necessary to achieve these purposes, we may outsource the handoling of the information to an external organization that has concluded a confidentiality agreement with the university.
*Applicants will be responsible for transportation costs to the interview site and oline expenses.
*Smoking is prohibited on the campus except for designated somoking areas.