JOE - April 2013

Akita International University, JAPAN
Global Business Program
Faculty of International Liberal Arts
Full-time Faculty Position (Fixed-term) in Global Business Program
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Full-time Faculty Position (Fixed-term) in Global Business Program
Section: 3 -- International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Akita Prefecture, Japan
JEL Classification: 00 -- Default: Any Field
Keywords: Economics, Development
Deadline Information: Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
Deadline Date: 04/12/2013

JOE ID Number: 201304_398675

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The Faculty of International Liberal Arts invites applications for a faculty position in Global Business, with an oversight/coordinating responsibility over student research and writing, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning September 1, 2013.

Akita International University, in which the language of instruction is English, is a university committed to the provision of a full international liberal arts curriculum located in Akita Prefecture, Japan. Currently there are 800 Japan-based undergraduate students and 200 short-term international exchange students from all over the world enrolled in the university. There are also 60 Japanese and international students enrolled in the professional graduate school.

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The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary Global Business (GB) program, where s/he will offer courses in business and economics with an emphasis on environmental economics and sustainability development, and serve as a coordinator of student research and writing.

This position is funded by a multi-year government grant* to promote the development of globally competent human resources through higher education reform. The appointment will be made on a three-year, fixed-term contract basis, with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits are also included as part of the remuneration, including partial housing allowance, health insurance, and a research fund allowance.

*Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, FY2012 Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development

# Teach undergraduate courses in business and economics (with an emphasis on environmental economics and sustainability development). Specific courses will depend on the expertise and experience of the candidate, and will be decided upon in consultation with the program director;
# Oversee student writing in Global Business courses and seminars (see below);
# Advise individual students as part of the school-wide advising system;
# Engage in scholarly research activity;
# Contribute to university and community service;
# Collaborate with faculty and staff on program development.
This position includes a coordination/oversight responsibility over student research and writing in the Global Business program. In this regard, the successful candidate is expected to:
# Conduct orientation sessions regarding academic writing (including social science methodology) to prepare students for advanced-level courses, especially the senior thesis seminar;
# Oversee the quality of academic writing of global business majors, including the provision of daily office hours to advise students on their writing;
# Perform the above duties under the direction of her/his director and in collaboration with other Global Business faculty.

Requirements for the position:
# An earned doctorate or equivalent qualification in the social sciences, with demonstrated knowledge in environmental economics and/or sustainability development;
# Evidence of scholarly research activity at an institution of higher education;
# Excellent communication skills.
# Familiarity with statistical software such as OxMetrics, EViews, Stata, and SPSS.
# Familiarity with English written by non-native speakers.

Prior experience of living or working in a multi-cultural environment and knowledge of Japanese language and/or culture are desirable attributes.

Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should submit the following documents to the address below. The initial deadline for complete applications is April 12, 2013 but applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. After screening, selected applicants will be invited for interviews.

1. A cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. A statement of teaching and research interests
4. Three writing samples of academic research (preferably published in an academic journal)
5. Two letters of reference (These should be sent directly by referees to AIU, either by e-mail (from an institutional account or on institutional letterhead) or as hardcopy by mail.)

Global Business Position Search Committee
c/o Educational Renovation Project Team
Akita International University
Yuwa, Akita-city 010-1292 JAPAN
TEL: +81-18-886-5900
FAX: +81-18-886-5910

Application materials can be sent by e-mail or fax, if the originals follow in regular mail. These materials will not be returned and will be used for selecting a qualified candidate only.

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For more information, phone: +81-18-886-5911

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