FEATURED JOB: Project Teaching staff (Project Professor / Project Associate Professor) , Global Leadership Education - University of Tokyo

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The Center for the Development of Global Leadership Education (GLP) at the University of Tokyo invites applications for a Project teaching faculty. The Center is responsible for the university’s innovative, transdisciplinary undergraduate Global Leadership Education Program (GLP) and the running of its senior division program (Year 3 and 4) called GEfIL (Global Education for Innovation and Leadership). A detailed description of the GLP-GEfIL can be found at http://www.glp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/.

The Center is seeking candidates who will plan, organize and coordinate the teaching of GLP-GEfIL.

1. Position and number of openings
    Project Teaching staff (Project Professor / Project Associate Professor) (fixed term), one

2. Employment Period
    As soon as possible after July 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024.

3. Contract renewal
  The contract is a yearly contract and renewable for up two times, contingent on the project’s budget and progress as well as on performance review.
  The employment period renewed is until March 31, 2026.

4. Probation Period
     6 months from the date of employment

5. Work location
    The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

6. Affiliation
    The Center for the Development of Global Leadership Education (GLP)
    *The affiliation may change in accordance with the university’s organizational restructuring.

7. Job Description

  1. Development and execution of courses in global education, interdisciplinary approaches, problem-solving and team-working skills, intercultural communication and others, etc. in collaboration with GEfIL Teaching Staff
  2. Planning, organizing and coordinating the teaching of GLP-GEfIL courses (e.g. GEfIL Independent Research Project PHASE1 and Global Leader Lecture Series)
  3. Organization of the GLP-GEfIL Abroad Programs and liaising with international partner institutions; investigating opportunities for joint abroad programs with top-level international universities, and organizing information sessions for students as well as GLP Sponsor (Partner) Companies
  4. Advising students on choice of study abroad programs and/or internships, and supporting them during the application process
  5. Review and research on international collaborative programs with overseas universities
  6. Review and research on GLP-GEfIL learning outcomes; writing annual review report
  7. Any other work related to international education

8. Working Hours
    Based on the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work (regarded as 7 hours and 45 minutes per day (38 hours and 45minutes per week))
9. Holidays
    Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, the end/beginning of the year (December 29 – January 3).
    * When deemed necessary for GLP-GEfIL’s operations, employees may be required to work on Saturday. In that case, employees may be granted a day off in-lieu.

10. Paid Holidays
    Annual paid holidays and others, determined by the regulations of the University of Tokyo.

11. Salary and Allowances
    The gross salary is JPY 7,200,000 –JPY 10,800,000 per year including performance / achievement allowance.(JPY 600,000 – 900,000 per month)  Commuting allowance (basically up to JPY 55,000 /month)
 (Determined by the regulation of The University of Tokyo)

12. Social Insurance  
Mutual aid association of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, employee pension insurance system, employment insurance etc. will be provided.
For more detail of Mutual aid association, please refer to the following website. https://www.monkakyosai.or.jp/en/index.html

13. Qualifications
    Applicants are required to have:

  1. Ph.D. or achievements recognized as equivalent to a Ph.D.
  2. Extensive teaching and research experience in English, and communication skills.
    Excellent command of Japanese (spoken for official meetings and written for official documents)
  1. Experience in curriculum development and academic program management
  2. Good understanding of trends in Higher Education around the world.
  3. Strong network with international academics, universities and research institutions

14. Application Materials

  1. Curriculum Vitae in either Japanese or English
  2. List of publications, presentations, lectures, awards, grants, etc.
  3. Digital paper or scan data of 3 selected publications in English
    * If no digitized version is available, offprints or copies can be sent by post. 
  4. List of courses taught
  5. Syllabus for “GEfIL Independent Research Project PHASE1 (7 workshops in total)” if you were to teach this course– a total of 2 A4 pages in English and Japanese respectively
    For more detail of “GEfIL Independent Research Project PHASE1”, please refer to http://www.glp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/gefil/research/
  6. Description of achievements (in international education, research and experience in management of international education programs) [Both in English (1,000 words) and Japanese (2,000 characters)]
  7. Statement of interest in GLP-GEfIL Program [Both in English (1,000 words) and Japanese (2,000 characters)]
  8. List of the name and contact details (name, affiliation, telephone number, and e-mail address) of referees (minimum 2)
  9. Certificate of final academic qualification and graduation certificates from bachelor degree level (undergraduate)  
     *These certificates to be submitted by only those who have passed the first stage. Please bring them with you to the interview (second stage)

15. Application Submission
Applicants must submit the application materials by one of the following methods:
1) If mailing applications through the post,
 Send the application dossier by registered mail indicating “Enclosed application documents for the GLP” on the envelope to the designated address below.
  Academic Affairs Group
  Education and Student Support Department
  The University of Tokyo
  7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8654 Japan
  *As a rule, application documents will not be returned. We will use the documents only for the purposes of reviewing and will dispose them properly afterwards.

  2) In the case of online application,
       Contact us by email and upload the application dossier via the notified link.
       Contact deadline: 5PM April 10, 2023 (JST)
       E-mail:  kyouiku-suishin.adm [at] gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp
       (Please replace [at] to @)
      Subject: [URL Request] GLP Project Teaching Staff Position

16. Application Deadline
1) If mailing applications through the post,
      Applications must arrive no later than April 11, 2023

2) In the case of online application,
  Applications must be uploaded by 23:59 on April 11, 2023 (JST)
The selection process will consist of two stages.
1) First Stage: Reviewing the submitted application materials.
2) Second Stage: Those who pass the first stage will be invited for an interview and give trial lesson (in person or online), which will take place in April-May, 2023.
* Travel expenses for the interview will not be reimbursed by the University of Tokyo.
* Applicants will be asked to teach a trial lesson in front of the interviewing committee during the interview.

17. Contact Information (Support Office)
Academic Affairs Group, Education and Student Support Department,
The University of Tokyo,
E-mail: kyouiku-suishin.adm [at] gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Please replace [at] to @)
*For further information, contact us by e-mail.
*The subject of the email should be “Application for GLP Project Teaching Staff Position”.

18. Institution
The University of Tokyo

19. Status of Measures to Prevent Second-hand Smoke
 No smoking on site (Designated smoking area outdoors)

20. Others
1) The University of Tokyo actively welcomes applications from women for teaching and research positions.
2) If you are personally in contract with foreign governmental bodies, corporations or universities, or you are in receipt of a large benefit (financial or any other form) from foreign governmental bodies during the period of your employment, the provisions of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (FEFTA) may prohibit or restrict the sharing of technology that are designated as controlled technology possibly making it difficult for you to fulfill your duties as an academic or administrative staff of the university as a result. Therefore, in such cases it is necessary to keep such contracts/benefits within the scope where it does not hinder the sharing of technologies necessary for your duties by the university.

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Contact Info: 

Student Affairs Group, Education and Student Support Department,
The University of Tokyo,
E-mail: kyouiku-suishin.adm [at] gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Please replace [at] to @)
*For further information, contact us by e-mail.
*The subject of the email should be “Application for GLP Project Teaching Staff Position”