HIAS Health is seeking an Assistant Professor or a Research Associate. (Closing date is Friday 29th March 2024 (JST).)
Place of workHitotsubashi University
2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8601, Japan
Number of positions2
Salary- Annual salary: Approximately JPY 4,900,000–6,800,000 (Bonus included. Salary will be determined based
on the University’s judgement.) (Annual salary represents income before tax.)
- Allowance will be paid in accordance with the regulations of the university.
Period of employment- From 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2027 (The start date is negotiable. The employment period will be three years
from the start date.).
- Probation period: Six months
Job titleAssistant professor or Research associate (full-time, three-year fixed term)
Scope of work1. Research on issues related to health policy and health systems (see the HIAS-Health website for past and ongoing research projects)
2. Participation in HIAS-Health collaborative and/or commissioned research with national and international research institutions and government agencies
3. Other work related to the activities of HIAS-Health
4. Minimum amount administrative duties, such as enrollment exam-related duties.
Qualifications (required skills, experiences etc.)1. Must have, or be soon to obtain, a Ph.D. in a relevant academic field, such as health economics, health policy, or public health
2. Possess the necessary skills and experience to undertake health economics and/or health policy related research, including skills in statistical analysis, policy analysis, implementation research, and synthesis of existing evidence
3. Well established knowledge of health systems
4. Ability to write articles for peer-reviewed journals and to obtain competitive research funding
5. Strong communication skills and the ability to facilitate teamwork
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
Leave- Annual paid leave (maximum of 20 days), special leave (refreshment leave, wedding leave, maternal/parental leave before and after childbirth, childcare leave, sick/injured childcare leave, family care leave, condolence leave, etc.), parental leave (until the child reaches 3 years of age), caregiver leave, etc
Social insuranceEmployment insurance; industrial accident compensation insurance; health insurance; and pension insurance
SelectionCandidates are selected based on their application documents 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 AP” 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 application deadline)All documents must be written in English or Japanese.
DeadlineFriday, 29 March 2024 (JST)
Notification of resultsThe first screening result will be announced by Friday, April 5th, 2024.
Date of interviewThe date is negotiable.
Policy of returning the documentsApplication documents will not be returned. After an application has been processed, all submitted documents will be disposed of immediately in an appropriate manner.
Point of contactShinobu MURAI (Ms.)
hias-info@ad.hit-u.ac.jp Should you have any questions, please contact us by email, with “Inquiry regarding HIAS Health AP” in your email subject line.
Notes- Interview will be scheduled online.
- All personal information submitted to the University as part of the job application process shall be used only for the selection process and if selected, employment management (i.e., HR, salary, welfare, health care, labor, and hygiene or management of the on-campus system and facilities usage, and statistical reports on the employment status of people with disabilities). The University shall not provide or disclose personal information to any third party for any purpose other than the above. However, please note there may be cases that the University outsources the management of the above data to a third party with which the University will sign a non-disclosure agreement.
- Please note that smoking is prohibited on campus except in designated areas.
- Hitotsubashi University is an equal opportunity employer in the spirit of the Basic Act for Gender-Equal Society.

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