Work at IUJ – Public Management

Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Public Management

The Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP) in the Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR) at the International University of Japan (IUJ) seeks applications for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor) in public management to begin September 2020.

Established in 1982, the IUJ is a private graduate school and located in Minami Uonuma city, Niigata prefecture, Japan. The IUJ is Japan’s first graduate school to provide all courses in English. The majority of students in the PMPP are public officials from all over the world. For more information, please visit our website at

The successful candidate will teach 4 eight-week courses in the Master program per academic year, such as Public Human Resource Management, Public Leadership, Nonprofit Management, or other related subjects. The 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 through an academic year. At least one business trip to a developing country is required in a year.

Applicants should have a doctorate degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science, or other relevant disciplines by the time of appointment (September 2020). 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. The IUJ provides on-campus housing options for faculty and their families.

The 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 April 1, 2020, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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