Innovation or Marketing (Instruction of classes in Japanese)

Salary Not specified
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

April 5, 2021
Dean, College of International Management
Dean, Graduate School of Management
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

To whom it may concern:

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University: Call for Faculty Applications

I hope this letter finds you well. The College of International Management, which is among the upper
echelon of business schools worldwide accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
Business (AACSB), is currently recruiting faculty for the following positions. I kindly request that you
provide this information to any interested individuals.

1. Field, Number of Positions, and Type of Employment:

Field : Innovation or Marketing (Instruction of classes in Japanese)

Number of Positions:1

Type of Employment

Fixed-term (tenure-track) faculty member
* The candidate may be hired as a tenured faculty member depending on his or her work experience and achievements.


Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor
* The position will depend on work history and achievements. The candidate will be notified of the position when the hiring decision is made.


Can teach innovation and marketing related subjects, including Production Management, Service
Management, International Logistics, Entrepreneurship and/or other related subjects.

Can teach Fundamental Mathematics or Statistics.

Can supervise undergraduate theses.

Can contribute to the university’s research profile by conducting international research in the stated field.

Committed to assurance of learning and fulfilling the standards for accreditation.

Ability to teach in English is an advantage, but not required.

Application Requirements

The candidate must meet Requirement (1) or (2) as well as Requirement (3) below.

(1) Possesses a doctoral degree in the field of marketing or innovation (or is scheduled to obtain one within one year of appointment) and has experience publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals.

(2) Possesses a master’s degree in management and at least five years of practical experience in a management position (Director (bucho in Japanese) or higher) in a government agency, international organization, or company and has experience publishing books, articles, and/or reports in the field of management.

(3) Agrees with the basic ideals, key objectives, and unique features of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and is enthusiastic about teaching at APU.

2. Appointment Date: April 1, 2022 or October 1, 2021

3. Period of Appointment:

Five years (fixed-term faculty member in accordance with the Act on Term of Office of University
Teachers, etc.)

The Tenure-Track System

The fixed-term faculty members hired under the tenure-track system are subject to an internal review of their performance in education, research, and university administration around the fourth year after their appointment. If the results of the review meet the criteria set out in the internal regulations, the faculty member may be eligible for a change of status to tenured faculty, which guarantees them stable employment without fixed term until their retirement age, or for reemployment as a fixed-term faculty member (it depends on the position at the time of appointment). The evaluation of research performance at our university will be based mainly on peer-reviewed publications.
The retirement age for tenured faculty is 65 for professors and 60 for associate professors.

4. Employment Conditions:

Based on University regulations. Support for research is also available (e.g., payment of
individual research material expenses and research travel expenses).

5. Affiliation: College of International Management

6. Expected Qualifications:

(1) Because the university employs a dual language education system, candidates are expected
to be able to communicate in both Japanese and English to fulfill their official duties.

(2) Candidates are also expected to partake in university administration in addition to teaching
and research.

7. Required Documents: Please submit one copy of each of the required documents.

Please download items (1) through (6) and (13) as well as instructions for their completion from the homepage below.

URL: > “Jobs at APU”

(1) Curriculum vitae with applicant's signature or printed name with a seal (hanko) [Form1]

(2) Education, Employment and Research Experience [Form 1]

(3) List of Major Education/Research Projects and Other Achievements [Form 2]

(4) Microsoft Word files of Items (1) through (3) on CD-R (no need for signature and seal (hanko))

(5) Language Proficiency Report [Form 3]

(6) Potential Courses of Instruction [Form 4]

(7) Statement of Intent for Application [No set format]

(8) Teaching Statement (explaining teaching beliefs, learning objectives, and practices)
[No set format]

(9) Copies of three major publications (books, theses, articles etc.) Photocopies are acceptable.

(10) Summary of the publications indicated in Item (9)
Length: Up to 100 words in English or 400 characters in Japanese for each publication
[No set format]

(11) Letters of Recommendation: At least 2 (The letters must denote the relationship
between recommender and candidate. Please submit original versions of the letters in
sealed envelopes.) [No set format]

(12) Proof of highest level of education (Copy of diploma is acceptable)

(13) Checklist for Document Submission [Form 5]
* After sending the items (1) through (13) by post, please respond promptly to the
following survey replying that you have submitted them.


* Application documents can be submitted in either Japanese or English, but to facilitate the
screening process, English versions of Items (1), (2), (3), (7), (8), and (10) are required. Please
submit documents in both languages where possible.

* If required during the screening process, candidates may be requested to provide additional
details on past educational and research achievements.
Once a decision has been made on a candidate’s appointment, he or she will be required to
complete a health check using the university’s official form.

* Please note that all documents you submit cannot be returned. Any personal information that has been provided in the application will be handled with the utmost care in accordance with
university regulations. The information will not be used for any other purpose than to screen
candidates for employment.

8. Application Deadline: Friday, May 14, 2021 (Applications must be sent by post and arrive by this date)

9. Please submit completed application packets to:

Attn.: Personnel Affairs Supervisor, Academic Office
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu City, Oita Pref. 874-8577

* Please be sure to send your application by registered mail (e.g., kakitome yubin in Japan) and
mark "APM (Innovation or Marketing) Faculty Member Application Enclosed" in red on the

* Inquiries: NAGAMATSU
Academic Office
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Subject: Application for APM (Innovation or Marketing) Faculty Position

10. Other:
(1) During your interview, you will be asked to give a mock lecture to the interviewers.

(2) Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University is a smoke-free campus. There are no smoking areas
on campus.

Please refer to the APU homepage ( for more information on the university.