HIAS Health is seeking an Assistant Professor or a Research Associate. (Closing date is Friday 30th October 2020 (17:00 JST).)

Place of workHitotsubashi University
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8601, Japan
Number of positions1
SalaryMonthly salary : 337,000 - 707,000 Japanese Yen(Salary will be determined based on job position, experience)
Transportation allowance will be paid in accordance with the regulations of the university (Maximum 55,000 Japanese yen per month)
Period of employment- From 1st January 2021 to 31st March 2022.
- The contract shall not be extended.
(The start date is negotiable. Hitotsubashi University may adjust the above maximum period of renewability based on a) the employee's abilities, work load at the time of contract completion, performance and work attitude and b) the continuation of the employee's center project and Hitotsubashi University management situation and budget at the time. In this case, the employment period shall be two years from the start date.)
Job titleAssistant professor (Specially appointed) or Research associate (Specially appointed)
Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)1. To contribute to empirical research in health economics and/or public health.
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 expect to receive a PhD after their starting date will also be considered).
2. Ability and experience to conduct empirical research in health economics and/or public health.
3. Strong understanding(doctorate-level) of econometrics.
4. Ability and willingness to publish research articles in international peer-reviewed journals; and to deliver competitive proposals for external research grants.
5. Ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
Work days and hours- Workhours are deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes per weekday / 38 hours and 45 minutes per week, in accordance with the Discretionary Work System for Professional Work.
- Work days are 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.
Holidays- Saturdays and Sundays, national holidays, new year holidays (Dec. 29-Jan.3), and other holidays designated by the president of the University
- Paid leave will be given after six months from employment date.
- Other paid holidays; condolence leave, sick/injured child care leave, care leave
- Non-paid leave; maternal leave etc.
Social insuranceEmployment insurance; industrial accident compensation insurance; health insurance; and pension insurance
SelectionCandidates are selected based on their application documents (specified below) and an interview in English or Japanese.
ApplicationPlease prepare a single PDF file that contains the following documents 1 through 3, and send it by email to hias-info@ad.hit-u.ac.jp. Please put “Application for HIAS Health PD” in the subject of the email. (Applications are accepted by email only)
Application documents1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Application Form
Download the form here.
4. Two reference letters (the letters must be sent directly from the referees by email to hias-info@ad.hit-u.ac.jp by the due date for applicants to submit the application documents)
Please be reminded that your application is not complete until your referees send your reference letters.
All documents must be written in English or Japanese.
DeadlineFriday, 30th October 2020; Application documents must arrive by 17:00 JST
Notification of resultsApplicants who are short-listed will be invited for an interview within fourteen days from submission of application.
Date of interviewThe date is negotiable.
Policy of returning the documentsWe will NOT return any documents submitted, after the selection we will dispose of all documents immediately and appropriately.
Point of contactShinobu MURAI (Ms.)
Should you have any questions, please contact us by email, with “Inquiry regarding HIAS Health PD” in your email subject line.
Notes- All 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.
- Interview will be scheduled in person or via skype. Transportation cost to visit the interview venue will be paid by the applicant. Applicants who are based overseas will be asked to participate in an online interview.

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