Tenure-Track Position in Mathematics and Information Science
Akita International University

Location: Akita - Japan
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th July 2019
Expires: 12th September 2019


The Akita International University (AIU) Faculty of International Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position in Mathematics and Information Science at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, starting as soon as April 1st, 2020.

Akita International University was founded in 2004 as the first public university corporation in Japan. The university offers an all English-medium education in international liberal arts designed to prepare its students for responsible leadership in a globalized age.

AIU currently offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to degrees in Global Business and in Global Studies. We are now preparing an additional interdisciplinary concentration in the integration of science, digital technology and humanities. We are searching for a liberally educated individual with a passion for classroom teaching and scholarly research, who can help develop and deliver coursework in one or more of the following areas: mathematics, information science, and AI.

Inasmuch as the new area of concentration aims to connect the humanities with the sciences, candidates who can offer courses bridging these fields are preferred. The successful applicant will teach approximately 18 credits per year. Please note that all courses are taught in English at AIU.

As a Liberal Arts College, our principal endeavor is helping students develop critical thinking skills, global dispositions, and the capacity to bring multiple perspectives to bear in seeking solutions to the complex issues of our global and digitalized times. We seek candidates who possess the ability to foster disciplined inquiry and discussion among a very diverse student body. Additionally, as a small international liberal arts college that stresses the necessity of interdisciplinary work, we seek individuals who welcome close collaboration with colleagues across the range of the university's programs.



Ph.D. in Mathematics, Information Science or a related field
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to teach at a high level in English
Scholarly promise
A commitment to liberal arts education and the AIU Mission Statement


Teaching experience at the university level
Scholarly achievement
Experience working in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environments
Experience living or working in Japan and familiarity with Japanese culture


Teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the areas indicated above. Specific teaching assignments will be determined in consultation with the program supervisor and in consideration of the successful candidate's specific areas of expertise.
Advise individual undergraduate students
Engage in scholarly activities leading to presentation and publication
Participate in service to the university, program, and community
Collaborate with faculty and staff on program development


The initial appointment is based on a three-year, fixed-term contract. The contract is renewable up to two times, and tenure is possible. Salary is competitive within Japan and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits are also included as part of the remuneration, including partial housing allowance, health insurance, and a research fund allowance.


To be considered for the position, please complete the online application form and upload the following documents through the URL below.

AIU Employment Opportunities: https://web.aiu.ac.jp/en/category/employment/

Faculty Search Committee

c/o Office of Faculty and Staff Support

Akita International University

Yuwa, Akita-city 010-1292 JAPAN

Email: f-search2@aiu.ac.jp

TEL: +81-18-886-5929

Web: https://www.aiu.ac.jp/

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