HIAS Health is seeking an Assistant Professor or a Research Associate. (Closing date is Monday, 2th, September 2019 (JST).)

Place of workHitotsubashi University
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8601, Japan
Numbers of positions1
SalaryMonthly salary : 318,000 - 687,000 Japanese Yen(Salary will be determined based on experience)
Transportation allowance will be paid in accordance with the regulations of the university (Maximum 55,000 Japanese yen per month)
Period of employmentFrom 1st November 2019 to 31st October 2021.
The contract shall not be extended.
(The start date is negotiable.  The employment period shall be two years from the start date.)
Job titleSpecially appointed assistant professor (full time) or specially appointed research associate (full time)
Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)
  1. To contribute to health policy research in low and middle income countries, including research to help advance universal health coverage.
  2. To contribute to coordination of research with national and international research institutes, governments and donners.
  3. To contribute to other research and education at HIAS Health.
Qualifications (required skills, experiences etc.)
  1. A PhD in relevant area (applicants who are expected to receive a PhD within six months after their starting date may also be considered).
  2. Ability and willingness to conduct empirical research in health policy, e.g. implementing surveys, econometric analysis, economic evaluation of health interventions, etc. Experiences in global health research are not mandatory.
  3. Ability and willingness to publish research articles in international peer-reviewed journals; and to deliver competitive proposals for external research grants.
  4. Ability and willingness to work in an international research environment; and to work as part of a team.
Work days and hours
  • 38 hours and 45 minutes per week.
  • Work days and hours are negotiable, if necessary.
HolidaysSaturday and Sunday, national holidays, new year holidays (Dec. 29-Jan.3), and other holidays designated by the president of the University
Paid holiday will be given when 6 month has passed after employment.
Other paid holidays; condolence leave
Non-paid leave; maternal leave, sick/injured child care leave, care leave etc.
Social insuranceEmployment insurance; industrial accident compensation insurance; health insurance; and pension insurance
SelectionCandidates are selected by the application documents (specified below) and an interview in English.
ApplicationApplicants should prepare a single PDF file that contains the following documents from 1 to 3, and send it by email to hias-info@dm.hit-u.ac.jp. Please put “Application for HIAS Health PD” in the subject of the email. (Applications are accepted by email only)
Application documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Application Form
    Download the form here.http://hit-u.ac.jp/jinji-saiyo/Application_Form_HIAS_Health_20190719.docx
  4. Two reference letters (the letters must be sent directly from the referees by email at hias-info@dm.hit-u.ac.jp by the application deadline)All documents must be written in English or Japanese.
DeadlineMonday, the 2nd, September 2019; Application documents must arrive by 17:00 JST.
Notify date of the resultApplicants who are short-listed only will be invited for an interview by the 9th September 2019 by phone or email.
Dates of interviewAny day from 11th to 13th September 2019.
Policy of returning the documentsWe will NOT return any documents submitted, after the selection we will dispose all documents immediately and appropriately.
Point of contactTakahiro KUBOTA (Mr.)
Should you have any questions, please contact us by email, with “Inquiry regarding HIAS Health PD” in your email subject line.
NotesAll submitted application documents will not be used for any other purpose except the selection process for this position.
Application documents will not be returned. After an application has been processed, all submitted documents will be disposed of immediately in an appropriate manner.
Hitotsubashi University is an equal opportunity employer in the spirit of the Basic Act for Gender-Equal Society.
Transportation cost to visit the interview venue will be paid by the applicant.
Application details <PDF download> 
Hitotsubashi University Official HP Job site