Fellows sought for the 2009 Global COE (GCOE) Program



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 and 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
Global COE Program
“Gender Equality and Multicultural Conviviality in the Age of Globalization”









Position details


GCOE fellow

Number of fellows:

around 2


Start date:

October 1, 2009 (subject to change)


Employment period:

until March 31, 2010 (Contract may be renewed until March 31, 2011)



(a)  Contract employee at the Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University
(Working hours will be 38 hours and 45 minutes a week)
Compensation: around 4,300,000 yen pretax per annum (end-of-term bonus, overtime compensation, housing and commutation allowances included)


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


  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. PhD or equivalent
  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 1,000 words);
  5. Copy of foreign resident registration (for foreign nationals residing in Japan)

* Send an email to the bureau at 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:

*For foreign nationals, application including all required documents must arrive by 12:00 pm, Monday, August 3, 2009 (by post or hand delivery)
*For Japanese nationals, application including all required documents must arrive by 12:00 pm, Monday, August 31, 2009 (by post or hand delivery)


Evaluation of applications

Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee*
* Applicants may be requested to participate in an 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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