JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)

Research Fellow

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466490
Date Posted: 02/08/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Fellow
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Chiba, Chiba, JAPAN
JEL Classifications:
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
F -- International Economics
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Development studies
Economic development
Trade and investment
Technological innovation
Natural resources
Urban economy
Rural areas and agriculture
Fiscal and monetary policies
Industrial organization
Other development-related issues
Full Text of JOE Listing:

[Job positions]
Research fellows of development studies (trade and investment, technological innovation, environment and natural resources, urban economy, rural areas and agriculture, population, education and health, labor, fiscal and monetary policies, industrial organization, and other development-related issues).

* Positions are in principle offered as tenured. In some cases, positions are offered as tenure-track or other fixed-term contracts. A tenure-track position is a three-year, fixed-term contract. The contract may be extended up to another two years. There will be annual reviews of tenure-track researchers. A tenure may be offered at the end of third year if all the reviews are favorable. A researcher receiving reviews with distinction may be offered a tenure at any review during the first three years.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or expected to receive a Ph.D. by March 2022). We accept applicants of any nationality.

[Application period]
January 04, 2021 to April 30, 2021(All applications must be received by 17:00 (GMT+9), April 30, 2021)

[Selection procedure]
Selection based on submitted materials (scheduled in May or June).
Presentation sessions followed by interview(s) in English or Japanese (scheduled in July or August)

[Starting date]
Between September 1, 2021, and April 1, 2022 (negotiable).

[Other terms and conditions of employment]
Salary: Determined by age and work experiences as per IDE-JETRO policies
Work hours: Discretionary working schedule system (deemed to work for 8 hours 35 minutes on each day of duty)
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays
Paid leaves: Annual, Summer, and other miscellaneous leaves specified by the law
Social security: Eligible for National Health Insurance, National Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ compensation insurance, Employee’s Pension Plan, Corporate Pension Fund, a dormitory for single and family.

IDE-JETRO, Recruitment, Research Personnel Division
Research Planning Department
Tel: +81-43-299-9528 / Fax: +81-43-299-9724

*Please note that we cannot answer questions about result of screening.

All documents submitted will be handled in accordance with the relevant laws and JETRO's rules for the protection of personal information and will be used for recruitment purposes only. The information will not be shared with any third party unless it infringes with the relevant laws. All the submitted documents will be demolished and will not be returned.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application URL and Instructions Below
Application deadline: 04/30/2021
Application Instructions:
All applicants must register online first.

All applicants must provide the followings by uploading to WEBCAS.
1) Curriculum vitae with a recent photograph (Download a template on our website)
2) A list of your academic publications, including books, monographs, research papers, and other works in English and, if applicable, in Japanese.
3) One copy of the abstracts of major writings (up to three).

* Those who will have passed the first screening process will be required to send the following documents. We will notify the qualified applicants of the deadlines individually.

1) A letter of recommendation from a professor or senior researcher from your institute or any comparable institution.
2) A copy of major writings (Ph.D. dissertation or major academic publication up to three items).

* Copies of diploma and certificates of Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor's degrees. (To be submitted after a job offer is made.)