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July 29, 2013

[SSJ: 8195] Sociology Position Sophia University

From: James Farrer
Date: 2013/07/29

Open-rank Position in Sociology
The Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, invites applications for an open-rank position in sociology.
(Assistant Professor is a five-year tenure-track appointment, while appointments of Associate Professor and Professor are tenured). The ideal candidate should have a research agenda that encompasses Japan in a comparative or transnational context, and be able to teach a general course on Japanese society. Applicants should have research interests and teaching ability in one or more of the following areas: (1) social stratification, inequality; (2) social change, globalization, development; (3) migration; (4) race and ethnicity; (5) labor markets, professions, gender and work; (6) urban sociology; (7) family; (8) social movements; (9) medical sociology, aging and health;
(10) sociology of knowledge and science; (11) media and internet studies.

Applicants should have a record of scholarly publications and a PhD in hand (by the time the job is offered). Teaching experience is desirable. The successful applicant will teach in the undergraduate Social Studies program and the Global Studies area in the graduate program.The expected teaching requirement is four courses one year (2:2 load) and five courses the next year (2:3 load), on a two year rotation. The appointment could begin as early as April 1 or Oct. 1, 2014.

Sophia University, located in central Tokyo, was founded in 1913 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and is one of Japan's leading private universities. The Faculty of Liberal Arts offers a comprehensive program in humanities, international business and economics, and social studies. In addition to our degree students, we annually welcome about 200 exchange students from leading universities. We also staff the Graduate Program in Global Studies, offering degrees in Global Studies, Japanese Studies, and International Business and Development Studies, attracting diversestudents from around the world. The language of instruction in all these programs is English; Japanese language competency is desirable but not required.

Applications should include a cover letter (outlining academic background, fieldwork and research interests, teaching abilities, and reasons for the applicant's interest in being at Sophia University); a detailed curriculum vitae; three publications (articles, chapters, books, dissertation chapters [books will be returned by post]); the names and addresses of three referees; course descriptions or syllabi the applicant would be prepared to teach. Applications should be postmarked no later than October 1, 2013, and addressed

Professor Michio Hayashi, Dean
Faculty of Liberal Arts
Sophia University
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-8554, JAPAN

For further information please contact:
Professor James Farrer, j-farrer[at]sophia.ac.jp

Approved by ssjmod at July 29, 2013 10:55 AM