Visiting Professor in Australian Studies at the University of Tokyo

Toyko Chair PD 2020-21 to 21-22

Visiting Professor in Australian Studies 2020-21 or 2021-22 (two terms)

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Centre for Pacific and American Studies, 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 position is supported by the Australia-Japan Foundation.

Applications are invited from highly qualified Australians with significant academic or public achievement in the fields of Australian studies, history, cultural studies, politics, literary studies, international relations and other relevant areas across the humanities and social sciences. The Visiting Professor in Australian Studies is required to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels; to present conference papers; to conduct research; and to participate in promoting Australian Studies within Japan.

The appointment is for a period of approximately 10 months and will commence early September 2020 or early September 2021. Applicants may be considered for either term or both terms. The Visiting Professor is expected to spend most of the period in Tokyo engaged in research and, during semester, in teaching. All teaching is conducted in English. An attractive salary package and subsidised accommodation are available.

Applications close at 5pm on 18 October 2019.

The selection process is managed by Professor Kate Darian-Smith on behalf of the International Studies Association (InASA).

A full position description and application procedures are available at:


For any further information contact: Professor Kate Darian-Smith email:

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