Project Assistant Professor or Project Researcher
Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo

Job Description

1. Title Project Assistant Professor or Project Researcher
2. Number of positions One
3. Department Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
4. Location 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (The University of Tokyo Hongo Campus)
5. Description The Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI) of The University of Tokyo is seeking either a Project Assistant Professor or Project Researcher at the Global Energy Policy and East Asia Research Unit of PARI. In addition to the promotion of energy policy research and education initiatives of PARI, the position also entails administrative responsibility for program management.
UTokyo Policy Alternatives Research Institute is an interfaculty research organization established to contribute widely to the future society and the global community by proposing new policy alternatives through an integration of the varied and advanced knowledge accumulated at the University of Tokyo. The Global Energy Policy and East Asia Research Unit at PARI focuses on energy policy issues in the ASEAN and East Asian regions. The Unit aims at producing independent policy analyses on energy issues and providing tailored outreach for various stakeholders in the ASEAN, where energy consumption is growing rapidly along with rapid economic growth. The Unit is currently engaged in the issue of energy access in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
6. Responsibilities Energy policy research in ASEAN and Asian countries, particularly on energy access issues, including the role of emerging technologies such as microgrids and distributed generation and storage. Policy outreach and dialogues with stakeholders, including frequent visits to the ASEAN countries (particularly the Republic of the Union of Myanmar).
7. Qualifications Common to all positions:
  1. A highly motivated person who will contribute significantly to PARI activities
  2. An excellent Ph.D. record, or its equivalent in terms of knowledge and experience
  3. Research and educational experience in energy economics, energy policy, and/or energy systems analysis
  4. English-language proficiency and capability to conduct research in an international, interdisciplinary setting
  5. Academic experience of two or more years as a researcher or research assistant of a university, research institute or similar institute where English is used as a common language
Position-specific qualifications:
Project Assistant Professor:
  1. Demonstrated judgment and competency including excellent teaching skills expected of faculty members of the University of Tokyo
  2. Candidates should possess excellent English communication skills to successfully chair international conference panels
8. Application
Deadline
Applications must be received no later than April 30, 2015 (Thursday) by postal mail
9. Start Date The preferred start date is August 1, 2015 (negotiable with the Institute).
10. Employment
period
Until June 30, 2016, with a possibility of renewal until June 30, 2018, depending on performance and budget
11. Salary & Benefits In accordance with The University of Tokyo regulations
12. Application
Documents 
Common to both positions:
  1. CV/Resume
  2. * Applicants must use the University's resume format, which can be downloaded at
    http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/news/jobs/
    Proof of credentials should be attached (photocopies are sufficient).

  3. Transcripts of doctoral and master degrees
  4. (the original documents issued by the university office with seal/signature, not copies of diplomas)

  5. Names and contact information of two professional references
  6. List of academic activities (including lists of publications, sponsored projects, contribution to academic society, teaching experience etc.)
  7. Description of research and educational activities (no more than 1000 words)
Documents specific to the position of Project Assistant Professor:
  1. Statement of intent (regarding job responsibilities and requirements) (approximately 1000 words)
  2. 3 selected article reprints (photocopies are sufficient)
Documents specific to the position of Project Researcher:
  1. Up to 3 reprints of your selected articles (photocopies are sufficient)
* Unless specified, application documents have no designated format or page length other than A4 size
13. Selection Process Selection will be made by the selection committee. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed through Skype or teleconference.
14. Notification The selection result will be individually notified.
15. Inquiries For information about the position:
Prof. Hisashi Yoshikawa, Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunko-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-0033
energy-recruitment@pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp

For information about application procedures:
Noriko Kobayashi, Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunko-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-0033
pari@pari.u-tokyo.ac.jp
16. Where to submit
application documents
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunko-ku, Tokyo, Japan 113-0033
Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI), The University of Tokyo
* All application materials should be sent via registered mail or courier service.