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Open Search for Senior Research Fellow Position for Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
Nanzan University
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Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
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Private university
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
The Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nanzan University) is taking applications for a position as a full-time Senior Research Fellow.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
1. Maintain personal research.
2. Participate in the research activities of the Institute (e.g. apply for and run research projects; plan academic meetings; attend academic conferences, edit Institute publications; participate in administrative tasks).
3. Teach the equivalent of 12 credit hours of classes per year.

[Address of work location and other information]
Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
Nanzan University
18 Yamazato-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Japan 466-8673

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Senior Research Fellow (Professor, Associate Professor, or Lecturer(full-time, equivalent to assistant professor) level)

[Starting date]
1 April 2022

Research field
Japanese Philosophy of Religion / Interreligious Dialogue
Job type
Professor level
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Tokai district - Aichi 

[Details of required special expertise, qualification of the specific fields or degrees, etc.]

1. PhD or its equivalent in Religious Studies or an area related to Japanese Religions.
2. A history of academic publications and participation in international academic conferences, preferably in both Japanese and English.
3. Sufficient Japanese and English language ability to conduct classes, fully participate in the activities of the Institute, and assist in university administration.
4. Willingness to reside in or near the Nagoya area.


[Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.]

Subject to Nanzan University regulations.
Details to be explained on request

Application period
2021/05/01 -  2021/08/27 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application method (Application documents/ Submission methods of Postal mail, e-mail, Web application (including description for using JREC-IN Portal "Web application" function) etc./ Where to send documents such as address, e-mail address, etc.)]

Required documentation:
1. Full Curriculum Vitae (Rirekisho) in the Japanese style with educational background and research activities listed separately and in chronological order.
2. List of Research Activities (Gyōseki ichiran) (including MA and PhD). Mark peer-reviewed publications.
3. Copies of five representative publications, which may include the PhD dissertation/thesis (print copies or PDFs are acceptable). Please note these publications in the List of Research Activities.
4. Short-term research proposal (2 pages maximum) outlining personal research goals and activities.
5. Copy of PhD certificate.

Print copies should be submitted by a trusted courier to:
NIRC Search Committee
c/o Director, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
Nanzan University
18 Yamazato-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Japan 466-8673
TEL 81-52-832-3111

Please contact us for details regarding the electronic submission process:

* Materials submitted for the application will not be returned to the applicant. If you wish a book or offprints to be returned, please submit a self-addressed envelope with instructions.
* Information gathered for the application process will be handled in a confidential manner in line with Nanzan policies concerning private information and will not be used for any purpose other than the application process.

[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]
Applicants selected for the interview process may be requested to submit additional print copies of publications as well as letters of recommendation. It is possible for applicants outside of Japan, or those unable to schedule an in-person interview, to conduct the interview via the internet.

[Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important
(The office will be closed from August 6th to 22nd. )

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Additional considerations when applying
■Applying from Long-Distance Areas or Overseas

For overseas residents and residents in remote areas in Japan, you can also choose to have an interview online.

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