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Position Announcements March 8, 2017

Fixed-term Position in Spanish language, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo

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Title. Number of positions.

Fixed-Term Associate Professor.
One position.


Starting date

1 September 2017.



One year and seven months (ending 31 March 2019), with one possible renewal for up to a maximum of four years and seven months’ employment (ending 31 March 2022)



Komaba Campus, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, Japan



Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence (KOMEX), College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo.



1) Teaching responsibilities: Seven 105-minute classes per week, including six classes for Spanish language courses in the Junior Division of the College of Arts and Sciences (first- and second-year undergraduate students), and one Spanish language courses, content-based courses and thesis writing in the Senior Division (third- and fourth-year students). The University of Tokyo has two 13-week semesters per year.
2) Other duties relating to the operation of the Department of Spanish Language.


Working hours



Holidays, paid vacations, and salary

As prescribed by the University of Tokyo's regulations.


Social insurance, etc.

Employees are enrolled in the Mutual Society of Health Insurance of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and in employment insurance.


Required qualifications

1) Native speaker of Spanish, or with an equivalent level of proficiency.
2) Specialist in humanities or social sciences.
3) Ph.D. or equivalent academic qualification in the relevant field.
4) Previous experience of teaching Spanish at universities preferred.


Application documents

1) Cover letter.
2) CV.
3) List of publications (by category: books, articles, etc.).
4) Three major publications (1 copy of each; photocopies are accepted).
5) Description of the applicant’s approach to teaching of Spanish (approx. 500 words in Spanish on A4 or letter-size paper).
6) Contact details for two academic referees.


Closing date

The applications should arrive by 4pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017.


Address for applications and inquiries

Prof. Hitoshi Takahashi
Chair, Department of Spanish Language
College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo
3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8902
The applicants are asked to send applications by registered post and print "Application for Fixed-Term Associate Professor" in red on the envelope.
In order to ensure the delivery of all of the application materials, applicants are also requested to send an email to htakahas[at sign]ask.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp specifying the date when they were posted. (Replace [at sign] with @.)



After the screening of the application documents, short-listed applicants will be interviewed in April. For applicants residing abroad, the interview will be done electronically (such as by video conference). Those residing in Japan will be asked to come to the University of Tokyo for an interview. Travel expenses must be paid by the applicant.
All applicants will be notified of the results by the end of May 2017.
There is a six-month probation period at the beginning of the appointment.



The applications are not returnable for any reason.
Personal information received through this application process will not be used for any other purposes.
The University of Tokyo is committed to gender equality in hiring. 
For more information about the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, please refer to the following website:

College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


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