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Job opening: Assistant Professor for Future Earth Network for Education and Research at Hiroshima University

The Hiroshima University has recently initiated a new philosophy of peace science under an initiative titled "Science for Sustainable Development" that will foster international researchers and students aspiring to knowledge creation to play a role in creating a global, diversified, free, and peaceful society, by cultivating peace-pursuing, cultured individuals with an international mindset and a challenging spirit in all quarters of society including international communities. As a commitment to this new initiative, the University has established two new primarily research positions aimed at developing a university-wide program on sustainability research and practice. Details are as below. Aspiring young scientists and recent post-graduates are encouraged to apply for these international tenure-track positions.
An International Advisory Committee is being set up to advice long-term growth of the program. Initial members include: Prof. Paul Shrivastava (Chief Sustainability Officer, Penn State University), Prof. Hassan Virji (University of Maryland-College Park), Prof. Mike Hardy (Executive Director, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University) and Prof. Makoto Taniguchi (Deputy Director-General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature).

Applications are invited for following two positions:
1. Affiliation (Appointment): Academy of Hiroshima University (HU) (Future Earth Network for Education and Research, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation)
2. Position and the number of openings: Assistant Professor (tenure-track), two (2)
3.Commencing date of employment: February 1, 2018 or at the earliest time before March 31, 2018
* Be sure to be able to arrive by March 31, 2018.
4. Terms of employment
‚óŹ Period of employment and the tenure-track: Five (5) years
Tenure-track faculty members will undergo a tenure review within six (6) months prior to completion of the term of appointment, and those who have successfully passed the review process will be granted tenure.
5. Field of specialization: one (1) for global environmental studies and one (1) for global peace studies

Application deadline is December 8, 2017 at 5:00pm Japan time.

For more details including job descriptions, qualifications, application procedures and contact, please visit the website of the Hiroshim University.


November 14, 2017


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