Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS)Waseda University


[Application Closed] Recruitment Information for Visiting Scholar 2021

The Waseda Institute for Advanced Study is committed to promoting the university-wide acceptance of leading researchers from other countries as well as to facilitating the production of research results, scholarly exchange with researchers at Waseda, and other such outcomes. For this purpose, the Institute invites researchers doing work at the cutting edge of their fields as a Visiting Scholar.

1. Recruitment Fields

Fields corresponding to Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Interdisciplinary Research

2. Number of Positions

Several positions

3. Appointment Status

Visiting Scholar

4. Period of Appointment

The period of appointment is 31 days or more up to a maximum of 60 days. In principle, the Visiting Scholar is appointed from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
*Stay during the term of classes (April-July or October-January) is preferable.
*Next Recruitment for Visiting Scholars appointed after October 1, 2021 will be announced around April, 2021.

5. Application Qualifications

An applicant must:
(1) be conducting research at an institute, such as a university in Japan or overseas, and whose learning, achievements, and qualifications are at a level equivalent to or higher than those of a tenured lecturer at Waseda University (hereinafter referred to as W.U.).
(2) have a recommendation of a tenured faculty member of W.U. or a member of Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (hereinafter referred to as WIAS). The recommender is responsible for the collaborative research activities of this Visiting Scholar at W.U.

6. Duties

Visiting Scholar’s Duties include:
(1) providing advice and guidance to graduate students and young researchers of W.U.
(2) engaging in co-supervision/co-research with researchers of W.U.
(3) The host researcher at W.U. must submit a report on the result of the joint education/research with the Visiting Scholar within one year after the period of residence has ended.
(4) Other duties shall be determined in prior consultation with the Director of WIAS where necessary.

7. Compensation

(1) No salary payments. (does not conclude an Employment Contract or an Engagement Agreement with the university).
(2) As long as the facility capacity allows, a single room in the university guesthouses will be provided.
(3) As long as the facility capacity allows, office space will be provided.

8. Others

We do not respond to any inquiries pertaining to the results of the selection.

9. Application Procedures

Please submit the following documents using the form provided to WIAS Office by e-mail.
(1) Application
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) Research Plan
(4) Letter of Recommendation from a faculty member of W.U.

*Submitted documents will not be used for any other purpose than screening applicants. Application materials will not be returned.

10. Deadline for Application

Please submit application documents by Monday, September 21, 2020 17:00 (Japan time).

11. Address for Submission of Application Documents

Waseda Institute for Advanced Study
Researcher Employment: Visiting Scholars
E-mail:[email protected]

12. Selection Schedule

(1) Documentary screening : September and October 2020
(2) Notification of Results : November 2020
*Applicants and recommenders will be notified of selection results by e-mail.
(3) Orientation meeting with the recommender in item 9 (4), above. : In or after December 2020

13. Contact

Online Inquiry Form

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