Program-Specific Associate Professor/Junior Associate Professor Position Department of Indological Studies, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University

    Kyoto University
    Leading Researcher (R4)
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    19/03/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Kyoto
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The Department of Indological Studies, Graduate School of Letters & Faculty of Letters, at Kyoto University invites applications for a post-doctoral teaching fellow position.

The main duty of this position is teaching Sanskrit Language and Literature. All the classes should be held in English, and Japanese ability is not required. The maximum term of employment is five years, non-renewable. Preference will be given to candidates who can work for three years or more.

An academic year here consists of two terms: the first term from the beginning of April to the beginning of August and the second term from the beginning of October and the beginning of February. For this position, teaching is preferably to start from the second term of 2021.

The appointee will be given the status of either Associate Professor or Junior Associate Professor according to the stage of his/her career.

Basic Informations
1.Job Title: Program-Specific Associate Professor or Junior Associate Professor
2.Number of Position: One
3.Affiliation: Department of Indological Studies, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University (Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku,Kyoto-shi)
4.Starting Date: October 1, 2021
5.Term: Maximum five years (probation period: 6 months)

More Information


1.Five days per week (Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, Foundation Day, and summer vacation). Working hours: 38 hours 45 minutes per week under the flexible-hours system.
2.Salary is to be determined in accordance with the existing employment regulations of Kyoto University. Taxes, insurance and other applicable deductions shall be deducted from this amount. The travel cost from the home country to Japan at the time of appointment is paid by University.
3.The main duty is to teach six to eight classes per week (one class lasts one and half hour). The following classes are included in each term: Sanskrit Grammar, Academic English Writing, German/French Reading in the field of Indology and Buddhology, Basic Pāṇinian Grammar, and a Master-course class in Transcultural Studies. In addition to teaching classes, active involvement in the department's education programme and management will be expected.
4.Holidays with pay are Max 20 days per year.
5.Eligible for MEXT* mutual aid association membership, employment insurance, and workers' compensation insurance. *Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
6.All allowances (commuting allowance, housing allowance, and dependency allowance) will not be paid.

Additional comments

At Kyoto University, smoking indoors is prohibited and smoking outdoors is prohibited except for designated areas in order to prevent secondhand smoke.

* Kyoto University is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment.

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