Tokyo Chair of Australian Studies - Call for Applications

Visiting Professorship in Australian Studies 2018-19 OR 2019-20 Centre for Pacific and American Studies, Institute of Advanced Global Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

This senior position will be based in the Centre for Pacific and American Studies (CPAS), part of the Institute of Advanced Global Studies within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Tokyo, and located at the Komaba Campus in inner Tokyo.

The Visiting Professorship in Australian Studies was created in 1999 by the Centre for Pacific and American Studies, The University of Tokyo, to promote a deeper understanding of Australia and its regional engagement. The position is supported by the Australia–Japan Foundation.

Applications are invited from highly qualified Australians with a significant academic or public achievement in the fields of Australian studies, history, cultural studies, politics, literary studies, international relations and other relevant areas across the humanities and social sciences. The Visiting Professor in Australian Studies is required to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels; to present conference papers; to conduct research; and to participate in promoting Australian Studies within Japan.

The appointment is for a period of approximately 10 months and will commence early September 2018 or early September 2019. Applicants may be considered for either term or both terms. TheVisiting Professor is expected to spend most of the period in Tokyo engaged in research and, during semester, in teaching. All teaching is conducted in English. An attractive salary package and subsidised accommodation are available.

Applications close at 5pm on 29 September 2017

The selection process is managed by Professor Kate Darian-Smith on behalf of the International Australian Studies Association (InASA). A full position description and application procedures are available at:

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