JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Musashi University

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School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Economics and Management Program
Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111468899
Date Posted: 02/01/2022
Date Inactive: 07/31/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant Professor (Fixed Term)
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Tokyo, JAPAN
JEL Classification: E0 -- General
Monetary Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences in Musashi University, Tokyo, Japan invites applications for a fixed-term position, beginning September 1, 2022. The Economics and Management Program of School of Liberal Arts and Sciences runs a parallel degree programme (PDP) between the University of London (UoL) and Musashi University, in which students seek dual degrees from UoL and Musashi university. The position requires an individual to teach undergraduate courses in English including Mathematics and Statistics for the International Foundation Programme and Monetary Economics for the BSc programme. Priority will be given to candidates from the general field of macroeconomics and its related fields, but those from other fields of economics will be considered as well. We welcome applicants with good research record/potential and teaching excellence.

[job description]
Teaching: The candidate is responsible for teaching courses worth 20 course credits per year (7.5 contact hours per week each semester (roughly equivalent to 2.5 in the American system), including the following University of London (UoL) course units:
- Mathematics and Statistics (International Foundation Programme) (6 course credits):

- Monetary Economics (BSc Programme) (6 course credits):

The candidate capable of teaching economics courses such as the following is desirable:
- Economics (International Foundation Programme) (6 course credits)
- Introduction to Economics (BSc Programme) (6 course credits):

Research: The candidate should be able to conduct research on their own initiative. The university provides research facilities such as office space and library access, as well as a generous research fund (JPY 400,000 per year).

Service: The successful candidate is expected to contribute enthusiastically to the provision of services related to the UoL/Musashi PDP. Some limited participation in university-wide general administration and program development activities are also required.

[Address of work location]
1-26-1, Toyotama-kami, Nerima-ku, Tokyo 176-8534 Japan

[Period of Employment]
The term is fixed at three years but may be renewed for a further one or two years. The successful candidate is expected to be available to work full-time from September 1, 2022.

(1) Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. program in economics (including those who expect to finish by August 2022).
(2) Applicants must have a command of English sufficient to teach undergraduate courses in English. While we do not require candidates to have Japanese language skills, intercultural communicative competence necessary to carry out their responsibilities effectively in a Japanese university environment is desirable.

Salary and benefits will be determined according to Musashi University guidelines.

[Deadline for applications]
Applications must have arrived by the deadline, March 31, 2022 for full consideration. The position remains open until filled. Selection may be conducted on a rolling basis, with submitted applications examined in the order they are received.

* Candidates short-listed for interview may be required to submit further documentation, including copies of degree and other certificates as well as additional publications.

[Selection process]
Review of application materials will be followed by a panel interview (short-listed candidates only). Details of subsequent stages of the approval process will be explained to candidates who are successful at the interview stage. Short-listed candidates will be notified of the interview schedule. Due to the spread of COVID-19, interviews could be conducted online.

[Contact details]
Administrative Affairs Division
Musashi University
1-26-1 Toyotama-kami, Nerima-ku,
Tokyo, 176-8534 Japan

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 03/31/2022
Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit the following documents to the recruitment committee by e-mail (

1. Cover letter.
2. Curriculum vitae including research activities and teaching experience.
3. Reprints or photocopies of three research papers considered most relevant to the position applied for.
4. List of two referees (names, positions/titles, and email addresses). Emails will be sent to your referees requesting confidential letters, when needed.

* Candidates short-listed for interview may be required to submit further documentation, including copies of degree and other certificates as well as additional publications.