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Professor or Associate Professor of Business and Management

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 8, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration
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Non-Tenured Track
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Full Time
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March 1, 2022

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University: Call for Faculty Applications

Dean, School of Management
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

To whom it may concern:

We are pleased to announce that the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) School of Management in Japan has open tenure track positions at a professor, associate professor, or assistant professor level.
The school is AACSB and AMBA accredited.
The School of Management holds the core values of Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, Social Responsibility, Creativity & Innovation, and Global Aspiration. It is committed to providing equal opportunities to all qualified candidates and increasing diversity so its faculty, disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple cultural and gender perspectives. Consideration will be given to applicants who have shown a commitment to SOM core values and educating a diverse student body to enhance personal growth and academic success.
I kindly request that you provide this information to any interested individuals. Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.

We look forward to receiving applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and work experience.

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

Field : Business and Management (Instruction of classes in Japanese or English)

Number of Positions: 2

Type of Employment

● Specially-appointed faculty member

The "Specially-appointed faculty member" are persons who have excellent research achievements and practical experience, or who have various networks, and are appointed for special needs in APU education and research. Period of appointment is one year (Contracts may be renewed up to four times. Please note that the maximum age for this position is 70.).


● Professor or Associate Professor

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

Subjects and Duties

● Can teach courses related to the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing, entrepreneurship,
business analytics, or other business-related disciplines.

● Candidate is required to be able to teach in Japanese or English.

● Subjects to teach will be decided upon consultation with the successful candidate and in consideration to their professional experience, research fields, and the educational needs of the university.

● Duties include conducting research, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, supervising students’ research and projects, and providing service to the school.

● Candidate is expected to be able to communicate and interact in English.

At APU, undergraduate subjects are offered in both English and Japanese, and graduate subjects are offered entirely in English. Official business on campus is conducted in either English or Japanese.

Application Requirements

The candidate must meet Requirement (1) or (2) as well as Requirement (3), (4), and (5) below.

(1) Possesses a doctoral degree in a discipline related to the position of interest (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 a discipline related to the position of interest and at least five years of practical experience in an executive position in a company, government agency, or international organization, and has experience in consulting or publishing books, and articles in the field of interest.

(3) Be fluent in the language of class instruction (English or Japanese). Ability to teach both in English and Japanese is an advantage, but not required.

(4) Show the ability and willingness to work in a culturally and academically diverse school.

(5) Show commitment to assurance of learning and meeting the standards for accreditations, including AACSB
and AMBA.

2. Appointment Date: April 1, 2023

3. Period of Appointment:

* Specially-appointed faculty member: One year (Contracts may be renewed up to four times. Please note that the maximum age for this position is 70.)

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

Please download items (1) through (6), (8), (12) and instructions on how to complete information in the designated format (form) from the following website.
URL: in the “Jobs” section

(1) Curriculum vitae (Both PDF data and Microsoft Word data) [Form 1]
Please include both a “Signed or Stamped PDF data” AND
“Microsoft Word data (signature / seal not required)”

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

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

(4) Language Proficiency Report (Microsoft Excel) [Form 3]

(5) Potential Courses of Instruction (Microsoft Excel) [Form 4]

(6) Statement of Intent for Application (Reason for applying to work at APU, etc.) [Form 5]

(7) Copies of three major publications (books, theses, articles, etc.) (PDF)

(8) Summary of publications included in (7) above. (In English, 1 A4 page or less) [Form 6]

(9) Letters of Recommendation – Two recommendation letters [Any format]
Letters must denote the relationship between recommender and candidate. Please ask the recommender to send the letter of recommendation directly to the email address Only letters of recommendation sent directly from recommenders will be accepted.

(10) Contact information of three professional references [Any format]
Practitioner or non-academic candidates should provide at least one reference from industry. You may include the senders of your letters of recommendation.

(11) Proof of highest level of education (PDF) (Copy of diploma is acceptable).

(12) Checklist for Document Submission (Microsoft Excel) [Form 7]

Send documents (1) – (8) and (10) – (12) to the email address shown in section 8 below.
After you submit documents (1) – (8), (10) – (12) and 11, please promptly fill out the survey below to indicate you have submitted your documents.

[Notes and Warnings]

* Submission of items (1) – (6) above in both English and Japanese is preferred.

* All submitted files should be password protected. The password should be sent to the email address shown in 8 in a separate email from the one with the files, as soon as possible after the files are sent.

* All submitted files should have [Your Name] at the beginning of the file name.

* You may be requested to provide additional details on your educational and research achievements as part of the screening process.

* If you are offered a position at APU you will be requested to complete a health check and submit the results via our official form.

* Please note that we will be unable to return any submitted documents. Any personal information provided as part of the application will be handled with the utmost care in accordance with University regulations. The information will not be used for any purpose other than screening candidates for employment.

7. Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 by 23:59 (JST)

8. Please submit completed applications to:

Subject: “APM (Business and Management) Faculty Application Documents”
*Please only use the above email address when submitting your application. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via the email address shown in “9. Inquiries” below.

9. Inquiries:

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Academic Office
Subject: “APM (Business and Management) Faculty Recruitment”
*Please do not send your application to this email address. The application should be sent to the email address shown in 8 above.

10. Other:

(1) Applicants who pass the document screening will be asked to give a presentation on their research and give a mock lecture to the interviewing committee at the time of the interview.

(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.

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