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Recruitment for Tenure-track Female Assistant Professor Position



  Shinshu University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Agricultural Economics at Department of Food Production Science, Faculty of Agriculture. This position is open to female only as positive action measures to the Act on Securing, etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment.


I. Job Description

 1. Number of Positions: One Assistant Professor for female researcher


 2. Job Location:  Department of Food Production Science , Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University, 8304 Minamiminowa- Village, Kamiina-County, Nagano

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 3. Employment and Benefits: Five year tenure-track appointment starting on the date of the appointment. The salary will depend on the experiences as stipulated in the regulations of Shinshu University. Health insurance, mutual pension, employment insurance, and occupational injury insurance will be available.


 4. Research field: Agricultural Economics

 The Department of Food Production Science aims to achieve development, production and utilization of plant and animal resources to promote safe and sustainable food production. A successful appointee will have research experience in the field of agricultural economics with a focus on the analysis of agricultural and food problems including food safety.


5. Qualifications: 

(1) Excellent research record in the field described above

(2) Female researcher with doctoral degree earned in the last 10 years

(3) Ability to write a successful grant application and to carry out social and international academic activities 


6. Job Responsibility: 

(1) Research and research supervision 

(2)Teaching of undergraduate and graduate level courses broadly related to the research field

(3) Administrative and service works


7. Tenure Evaluation: In the final year of appointment, the researcher's achievements in research, teaching and administrative responsibility during the period will be evaluated. On passing the evaluation, the employment will become tenured appointment starting April 1, 2020. The details of the evaluation will be explained at the time of interview.


8. Selection Procedure: The selection will be made based on the application materials and personal interview. 

Shinshu University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of nationality and religious belief.


9. Starting date of the job: April 1, 2015


II. Application Materials

1. The documents required are as follows:

 (1) Curriculum vitae (form 1)







 (2) Research and scholarly activities (form 2)







 (3) Synopsis of academic professional accomplishments (form 3)







 (4) Reference letters from two senior scientists (form 4)







 (5) Reprints or copies of representative publications

In the final selection stage, reprints/copies of all publications and supporting materials will be required.

2. Please download above listed forms to prepare application materials. No other forms will be accepted.


III. Application Deadline

 Application materials must arrive by August 29, 2014.


IV. Application Submission

1. Please submit application forms to:

General Affairs Section for the Spread and Establishment of Tenure-track Project, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University

8304 Minamiminowa-Village, Kamiina-County, Nagano, Japan 399-4598

Please make sure to send the forms by registered mail.

Please write “Assistant Professor (Agricultural Economics) Application Forms” on the envelope in red.

2. Please contact the following if you have any questions.

e-mail: noushomu-koubo(AT)

 (Please substitude "(AT)" with "@".)


V. Miscellaneous

All documents and personal information submitted will be used for the sole purpose of candidate selection.  On completion of the selection, they will be securely erased/ discarded and will not be returned to the applicants.


This English announcement is prepared from the official Japanese announcement ( to assist foreign researchers.  In case of any discrepancy between the two, the Japanese version will have the precedence.

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