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VISITING PROFESSOR JAPAN – Osaka University Summer 2019

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 1st, 2018
Last review date: Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Through international academic experiences, the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) inspires students to explore and transform their lives, UC, and the world. Since 1962, UCEAP has supported this mission, serving some 100,000 students across all 10 UC campuses and over 32,000 international exchange students. Sustained by strong academic excellence, spirited faculty collaboration and an interrelated support system, UCEAP produces future global citizens and thought leaders.

The UC Visiting Professor will be in residence at Osaka University over the eight-week summer term (mid-June through mid-August). During this time he/she will serve as UC liaison with the partner university and the UCEAP Tokyo Study Center; hold office hours; advise, and oversee UC student adjustment and academic issues; consult on program administration and future initiatives related to global and international education for Osaka University and UCEAP; and consult on emergency issues and specific cases related to student welfare, including health, safety and security. In collaboration with the Osaka University Cross-Appointment system, UC faculty are invited to engage in research consultations, seminars for Osaka and UC students, and develop collaborative relationships with Osaka University academic staff.

ELIGIBILITY: UC Ladder-Rank Faculty and Lecturers with SOE are invited to apply.


Mid-June through mid-August, 2019; UC faculty should plan to be on site for the full duration of the program.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Japanese language ability is advantageous but not required.

Open; preference will be given to UC faculty in the fields of engineering, sciences or Japanese language and cultural studies – the fields in which UC students will be studying at the partner university over the summer months.

Two UCEAP programs are run at Osaka University over the summer: an eight-week beginning program in Japanese language instruction, plus an eight week laboratory research program for students in the sciences and engineering.

This position is a UCEAP Visiting Professorship rather than a Faculty Directorship. The UC Visiting Professor has responsibility for advising regarding student academic concerns and providing counsel regarding the academic construct of the program. The UC Visiting Professor must also be willing to intervene in any emergency crisis situation involving UC students.

UCEAP will provide a stipend in the amount of $8,500 for the appointment term.

• UCEAP will provide individual airfare at lowest economy rate per pre-approved UCEAP Travel quote to and from California and Italy for each term of residency. Additional baggage/shipping fees will be reimbursed for actual expenses up to $500 for outbound travel and $500 for return travel.

• The Visiting Professor’s individual in-country travel expenses during the term of residency (lodging, meals, and transportation) are covered by the program budget.

• Transportation to and from work is the responsibility of the Visiting Professor.

UCEAP will provide reimbursement of actual lodging expenses for the appointment term, up to the amount of $5,000 for up to 8 weeks housing in Osaka. Osaka University will assist in sharing housing options.

Visa/Residency Permit(s)
Costs to obtain or renew a visa/residency permit if needed will be reimbursed by UCEAP (receipts are required). UCEAP does not process Visa applications.

For questions about application and interview processes or terms of appointment, contact UCEAP Human Resources Director Bryna Bock For questions that are program-specific, contact UCEAP Director of Programs Karen Mead For more information about UCEAP, visit

Job location

Osaka, Japan

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