JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

February 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Kobe University

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Graduate School of Economics
Assistant/Associate Professor in Microeconomics or Macroeconomics

JOE ID Number: 2016-01_111455421
Date Posted: 03/29/2016
Date Inactive: 05/17/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Microeconomics or Macroeconomics
Section: International:Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Kobe, Hyogo, JAPAN
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
E -- Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
C -- Mathematical and Quantitative Methods
Economic Theory
Mathematics for Economists
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Graduate School of Economics at Kobe University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in microeconomics or macroeconomics to begin on October 1, 2016 (the date is negotiable). The tenure-track period is five years and tenure review will be conducted by the end of the fourth year.

This position is supported by the university's tenure-track program. During the tenure-track period, the successful candidate will be exempt from most of the administrative duties. The candidate receives a start-up fund of 1,500,000 yen, and a yearly research fund of 1,000,000 yen in the first year, 800,000 yen in the second and third years, and 500,000 yen in the fourth and fifth years. The candidate is also entitled to funds for employing a research assistant for five years. Additional support can be offered if Japanese is not the native language.

The successful candidate must be able to teach mathematics for economists and either microeconomics or macroeconomics at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Japanese and English. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. by the start date, and demonstrate a record of high-quality research in either microeconomics or macroeconomics. Peer-reviewed publications in international journals are required, but not necessarily for beginning researchers.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 05/16/2016
Application Instructions:
To apply, send an email message to attaching the following documents as pdf files: a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, summary of research, three main papers, and contact information of two referees. The subject of the email message should include "MM01." The referees must directly send us a letter of reference using their institutional email addresses (the subject should include "MM01"). The application deadline is May 16, 2016.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted in early June 2016 to arrange interviews. We will not answer any inquiries regarding selection results or procedures.

Acting on the objectives of the Basic Act for Gender Equal Society, we welcome applications from women. Salary will be determined by the university regulations.

All inquiries should be directed to Mariko Hori at For information about our graduate school, visit our website at