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KIER hires young researchers who have received Ph.D. degree from universities in Japan and abroad as tenure-track assistant professors or fixed-term researchers. We provide opportunities of research and educational experiences, such as conducting joint research activities with staff members. From 2010 to the present, we have hired seven tenure-track faculty members, three of whom have obtained tenured positions. Furthermore, corresponding to the changes of the institute hiring system, we have hired 67 young fixed-term researchers as, e.g., GCOE researcher, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) special researcher, etc. Many of them work as active researchers for universities in Japan or abroad after the experience at KIER. In addition, we teach core course classes and advise the students’ theses in the Graduate School of Economics.

For tenure-track assistant professors, we assign mentors who support their research or conduct joint research with them. In addition to that, we actively provide human and financial support to the research community inside and outside Japan, organizing various seminars and international conferences for young researchers. For example, we hosted the Summer School at the Economical Society Asia Meeting and the Workshop for Young Researchers in Comparative Economics in 2016, and received the Educational Achievement Award from the Ministry of Education of Vietnam. In addition, we dispatch young researchers to the annual international symposium by the Economic Research Institutes of five Asian universities and host the SWET (summer workshop of economic theory) conference every summer for about a week. It provides opportunities for many young researchers to present their research.

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Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University

The Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University, is searching for a tenure track assistant/associate professor.

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