Fellow sought for the 2011 Global COE (GCOE) Program


The Tohoku University Global COE Program “Gender Equality and Multicultural Conviviality in the Age of Globalization” is seeking a GCOE Senior Fellow.  


Program Mission


The mission of this program is to establish a world-class research and education center on Gender Equality and Multicultural Conviviality from a comprehensive social science perspective. More specifically,


1.  to analyze new social issues emerging from the recent rise in globalization.


2.  to pursue societal conditions necessary to realize gender and other social equalities and to resolve


conflicts among different socio-cultural groups.


3.  to encourage and support young researchers from doctoral students to postdocs who are


conducting research in the above-mentioned fields.




Role of GCOE Fellow


GCOE fellows are expected to conduct world-class research by pursuing their own projects related to the themes of this Program. They will also be expected to contribute to the development of the Program by planning, organizing and participating in seminars and international workshops held under the Program and by submitting papers to the GCOE journal.




Fields of research


This Program deals with a broad range of fields including: public law, civil law, social law, labor law, criminal law, international law, international relations, comparative politics, public policy, public administration, economics, sociology and education.
For detailed information on research projects, refer to the individual project themes posted on the “Project List” on our website at




Miyoko Tsujimura
Program Leader
Tohoku University Global COE Program
“Gender Equality and Multicultural Conviviality in the Age of Globalization”




Position details


GCOE Senior Fellow


1.  Number of fellows: 1


2.  Start date: October 1, 2011 (subject to change)


3.  Employment period: until March 31, 2012 (Contract may be renewed)


4.  Status:
Contract employee at the Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University (Working hours will be 38 hours and 45 minutes a week)
Compensation: between 12,000 yen and 15,000 yen pretax per day (end-of-term bonus, overtime compensation, housing and transportation allowances included)


5.  Description of duties:
1) Mentoring for CNDC graduate students*
2) Presentation of research findings at seminars and submission of papers to the GCOE journal;
3) Organization of research sessions and support for management operations;
4) Other




*CNDC graduate students are PhD students working towards a double/joint degree from both the Graduate School of Law of Tohoku University.


Its overseas partner institutions: Tsinghua University (China), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China), the University of Sheffield (England), Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France), ENS-Lyon (France), Seoul National University (Korea), Yonsei University (Korea), National Taiwan University, and the University of Ottawa (Canada)
(Please refer to our website at




6.  Others
1) Exceptional research plans may receive research incentives;
2) Academic and financial support may be provided for presentations given
at international conferences.




Required qualifications


Applicants must meet the following criteria:


1.  PhD or equivalent


2.  Currently undertaking or planning to undertake research related to this Program


3.  Capable of mentoring students in Chinese


4.  Recipients of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship are not   eligible




Documents required for application*


1.  CV;


2.  List of research achievements;


3.  Sample of representative work (maximum of 3 pieces);


4.  Research plan specifying the research you intend to undertake (up to 2,000 words);


5.  Letter of recommendation;


6.  Copy of foreign resident registration (for foreign nationals residing in Japan)




* Send an email to the bureau at law-gcoe@bureau.tohoku.ac.jp for the required formats for CV, list of research achievements, and research plan


** All documents must be written in English or Japanese




Application closing date:


Application including all required documents must arrive by 12:00 pm, Monday, August 22, 2011


(by post or hand delivery)




Evaluation of applications


Applications will be reviewed by the Selection Committee*
* Applicants may be required to undergo an in-person interview




Please mail or deliver applications to:


Global COE Program
School of Law, Tohoku University
27-1 Kawauchi, Aoba, Sendai 980-8576, Japan


Please write “(GCOE) Fellowship application enclosed” in red on the envelope.


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