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Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Political Science

The International Relations Program (IRP) in the Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) at the International University of Japan (IUJ) offers a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Master’s degree in Political Science. IRP seeks applications for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor) in Political Science to begin either January 2024 or April 2024 by the latest.

Established in 1982, IUJ is a private graduate school and located in Minami Uonuma City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. IUJ is Japan’s first graduate school to provide all courses in English. The IRP has students from all over the world including public officials. For more information, please visit our website at

The successful candidate will teach 4 eight-week courses in the Master program per academic year, two of which must be “Quantitative Method for Political Science” and “Game Theory.” IUJ adopts a three-semester system (fall, winter, and spring) in which each faculty member regularly teaches one course in two of the three semesters and two courses in the remaining one semester. In addition, the candidate will supervise around 5 students to complete their master theses or research reports throughout an academic year. One business trip to a developing country might be required in a year.

Applicants should have a doctorate degree in Political Science by the time of appointment (January 2024 or April 2024). English fluency is required, while Japanese fluency is preferable but not required. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in addition to benefits for housing or commuting. IUJ provides on-campus housing options for faculty and their families.

IUJ is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including females and minorities.

Applicants need to submit the following documents via email to

– Cover letter
– Curriculum vitae
– Transcript of doctoral program
– A writing sample (e.g., published paper, paper under review, dissertation)
– Three letters of recommendation
– Teaching evaluations (if available)

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications from June 1st, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. The application will be kept confidential and only used for this recruiting. After the initial screening, short-listed candidates might be called for an interview and asked to give a job talk.

If applicants have further questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Akiko Koto (E-mail:


Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Data Science

The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) at the International University of Japan (IUJ) intends to make a faculty appointment to commence in April/January 2024 in Data Science. Those candidates who have IT background and have teaching and research experience in data, analytics, and digital technologies will be given priority.

Qualified candidates must be capable of teaching MBA-level courses in English, and have the capability to teach some of data science related subjects listed as follows but not limited to:

  • Data Analysis with Python
  • Data Visualization
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Text Mining
  • Network Analysis
  • Generative AI

Japanese language abilities are desirable, yet not required for this position.

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Data Science or a closely related field such as data, analytics and digital technologies by the time of appointment; should have a demonstrated research agenda and teaching excellence, and must be student-oriented, enjoy participating in collaborative research activities. Experience and/or an interest in Japan/Asia region is a good plus. Previous industry experience in managing digital transformation projects, data analytics, digitalization, and AI projects for business is preferred.

A contract-based compensation is commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. For example, the starting salary level for an Assistant Professor is 7 million JPY. The faculty member is to offer four courses per academic year, 105 contact hours, teaching load.

Interested candidates should submit an electronic copy, MS Word or PDF format, of the following material. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

  1. Cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in IUJ, how the candidate can add value as a faculty member, and a research agenda/plan for the next two to three years.
  2. A detailed resume or C.V.
  3. Sample of scholarly research (publications and/or articles submitted for publication)
  4. At least two letters of recommendation.

For the search committee’s consideration, please upload your application material using the following online form: If you have any questions, please email us to:

The application will be kept confidential and only used for this recruiting. After the initial screening, short-listed candidates might be called for an interview and asked to present.