27 October 2008

VISITING PROFESSORSHIP - Australian Studies, University of Tokyo, 2009-2010 (Deadline: 1 Dec 2008)

Visiting Professor in Australian Studies 2009 - 2010

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Centre for Pacific and American Studies (CPAS), The University of Tokyo

The Visiting Professorship in Australian Studies was created in 1999 by the Centre for Pacific and American Studies, The University of Tokyo, to promote a deeper understanding of Australia and its regional engagement. The Australia – Japan Foundation supports activities associated with the position.

Applications are invited from highly qualified Australians with a significant academic achievement, including those who have moved to academia from the senior levels of government or community. The Visiting Professor is required to teach three courses at introductory and advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels; to present conference papers; to conduct research and participate in other activities. Opportunities are available to contribute to Australian Studies programs elsewhere in Japan.

The appointment is usually for a twelve month period, and commences no later than 1 October 2009. The Visiting Professor is expected to spend most of his/her time in Tokyo engaged in research and, during semester, in teaching. All teaching is conducted in English. An attractive salary package is available.

Applications close on 1 December 2008.

The selection process will be managed by the International Australian Studies Association (InASA). A full position description and application procedures are available at:



For any further information contact:
Professor Kate Darian-Smith
Vice President InASA
email: k.darian-smith@unimelb.edu.au