Opportunity

Fellows sought for the 2010 Global COE (GCOE) Program

(closed)

 

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

 

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 http://www.law.tohoku.ac.jp/gcoe/

 

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

 


 

Position details

 

1.GCOE Senior Fellow

  1. Number of fellows: 1
  2. Start date: October 1, 2010 (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 4,500,000 yen and 5,000,000 yen pretax per annum (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 degree from both the Graduate School of Law of Tohoku University, and its overseas partner institutions: Tsinghua University (China), the University of Sheffield (England), Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France), ENS-Lyon (France), and the University of Ottawa (Canada)
      (Please refer to our website at
      http://www.law.tohoku.ac.jp/gcoe/)
  6. Others
    1. Exceptional research plans may receive research incentives;
    2. Academic and financial support may be provided for presentations given at international conferences.

 

2.GCOE Fellow

  1. Number of fellows: between 1-3
  2. Start date: October 1, 2010 (subject to change)
  3. Employment period: until March 31, 2012 (Contract may be renewed)
  4. Status:
    (a) Contract employee at the Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University
    (Working hours will be 38 hours and 45 minutes per week)
    Compensation: between 3,800,000 yen and 4,300,000 yen per annum before tax (this includes end-of-term bonus, overtime compensation, housing and transportation allowances)
    (b) Part-time employee at the Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University
    (Working hours will be 10-20 hours a week)
    Compensation: between 1,600 yen and 1,800 yen per hour (a transportation allowance will be paid, if and as necessary.)
    The Selection Committee will determine either (a) or (b).
  5. Description of duties:
    1. Presentation of research findings at seminars and submission of papers to the GCOE journal;
    2. Organization of research sessions and support for management operations;
    3. Other
  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 one of the following criteria:

  1. 1) PhD or equivalent
  2. 2) Currently undertaking or planning to undertake research related to this Program
    * 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, Friday, September 3, 2010 (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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