Faculty Recruitment Information: Information Literacy/Media Literacy

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 29 Aug 2024

9 May 2024
Job Information

Waseda University

School of Political Science and Economics
Research Field

Ethics in social sciences
Ethics in natural sciences
Cultural studies
Communication sciences
Ethics in health sciences
Political sciences
Religious sciences
Juridical sciences
Educational sciences
Language sciences
Psychological sciences
Management sciences
Ethics in physical sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)
Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

29 Aug 2024 - 23:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

See description
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

[Background of the recruitment and description of the project]
* Background of the recruitment and description of the project
Inviting applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Information Literacy/Media Literacy.

[Work content and job description]
Information Literacy/Media Literacy

Courses to be taught:
The successful candidate will teach courses related to information literacy and/or media literacy, and seminars for both the School of Political Science and Economics (Undergraduate Program) and the Graduate School of Political Science (Master’s and Doctoral Programs) and other related courses in the FPSE.

* Assigned department
Existing departments

[Work location]
* Address
169-8050 Tokyo 1-6-1 Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku-ku

[Number of hired]
Number of hired:1 person(s)
Job content supplemental explanation:The Faculty of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Information Literacy/Media Literacy to begin in the spring or fall of 2025 (or a mutually agreed later date).

Waseda University, founded in 1882, is a leading private research university located in central Tokyo. As part of its globalization efforts, the Faculty of Political Science and Economics (the “FPSE”) has been offering degree programs in English for both undergraduate and graduate students since 2010, in addition to degree programs in Japanese. The programs provide diverse and dynamic academic opportunities for talented students from all around the world.

Position rank and title:
Professor (tenured), Associate Professor (tenured), Associate Professor (tenure-track), or Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
*Job title "Koshi (Full-time Lecturer)" is equivalent to the English job title "Assistant Professor" at Waseda University.
*Please refer to the recruitment information found on the Job posting URL regarding general idea of the tenure-track positions at the FPSE.

Scheduled start of employment:
April 1, 2025, or September 1, 2025 (or a mutually agreed later date)

Additional Information

Annual salary:4 million yen - 13 million yen
Working hours:09:00-18:00
Break time:12:00-13:00
Employment type:Regular employee
Employment type description:Full-time
Contract period:Tenured-Tenure-track
Contract period description:A tenure-track position at FPSE shall be appointed either as Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenure-track), for three years in the first term, followed by two years of reappointment and an additional two years of reappointment, for a total of up to seven years.
The interim review shall be carried out in the second semester of the third year following the appointment and completed within the first three-year term on the tenure track. When a tenure-track faculty member passes the interim review, the first reappointment of two years shall be confirmed before the end of the initial appointment.
The final review shall be carried out in the second semester of the fifth year and completed by the end of the fifth year on the tenure track. When the tenure-track faculty member passes the final review, the faculty member will become a tenured faculty member from the following semester. For detailed information, please make sure to see the "Job posting URL".
Probationary period:Probationary period absent

[Various systems]
Pay increase system:available
Retirement allowances:Retirement benefits will be paid to tenured Professors and tenured Associate Professors in accordance with university regulations.
No retirement benefits will be provided to Associate Professors (tenure-track) and Assistant Professors (tenure-track).
However, if they continue to serve as tenured faculty members after the term as tenure-track faculty members, retirement benefits will be provided in accordance with university regulations. The period of service for calculating the retirement benefits of a tenured faculty member is counted from the date of appointment as an Associate Professor (tenure-track) or Assistant Professor (tenure-track).
Transportation expenses:available
Retirement age:available

Employees' Health Insurance:available
Employees' Pension Insurance:available
Worker's accident insurance:available
Employment insurance:available

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[Supplementary explanation of compensation]
■Working conditions:
・Salary, allowances, and commuting expenses are commensurate with qualifications and are based on Waseda University pay scales.
・The workplace will, in principle, be on a Waseda University campus.
・Scheduled working days and working hours (starting/finishing times and rest periods) are based on university regulations. The discretionary labor system for professional work will be applied to research work. Considering the nature of research work, working hours are at the discretion of each faculty member.
Holidays are Saturdays, Sundays, New Year's holidays, legally recognized public holidays, and compensatory holidays appointed by the University for holding classes on public holidays and the anniversary of the University's founding. Holidays prescribed as working days determined by the University in advance will be excluded. There may be cases where classes and other types of FPSE work will be scheduled on holidays. Employees may take compensatory holiday(s) for those occasions. the academic calendar of the university is available on the web.
Leave is determined by the Labor Standards Act and other related laws, including days that are designated by the University as leave days.
・Social insurance
Pension, health insurance, labor insurance, and employment insurance are provided based on university regulations.
・Research Funding
Individual research allowance: 210,000 yen (per year)
Academic conference traveling subsidies: 90,000 yen (per year)
International academic conference traveling subsidies: 110,000 yen (per year)
Other competitive research funds are available at Waseda University.

Additional comments

For detailed information, please make sure to see the "Job posting URL".

Waseda University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion. In all matters related to faculty recruitment and promotion, the University prohibits any form of discrimination on the basis of sex, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, creed, and age.

Waseda University also aims to create an environment in which all members of the University are respected for their dignity and diverse values and lifestyles, and can fully develop their individuality and abilities, by providing various support services such as those for female researchers, childcare, nursing care, etc.
You can find out more about support services in the recruitment information which can be found at the "Job posting URL".

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