2016 Faculty Employment at the Faculty of Policy Management, the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, and the Graduate School of Media and Governance SFC-FR25
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Prof. Takeshi Kawazoe, Dean of the Faculty of Policy Management
Prof. Jun Murai, Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Prof. Yasushi Kiyoki, Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Governance
In 2015, Keio University's Shonan Fujisawa Campus celebrated its 25th anniversary. Looking forward toward the next twenty-five years, the Faculty of Policy Management, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, and Graduate School of Media and Governance are taking the bold step of opening a new Faculty Recruitment Office (FRO) to attract leading educators and researchers interested in global society.
Research areas at SFC include governmental policy design, social innovation, international strategy, management and organization, metropolitan and regional strategy, leading information systems, leading regional design, leading biology, environmental design, and human environment.
The Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies research fields are detailed at
We are looking for people who can lead efforts to solve social issues and open up new fields of research in areas not currently represented at SFC. From 2016 to 2019, we expect to hire approximately 25 tenure-track and tenured faculty.
We are looking for candidates willing to build on their prior experience in individual areas and commit to multidisciplinary education, research and social practice on a global scale with other researchers after arriving at SFC.
Research fields associated with each area are list below. Whether the applicant has a track record that spans more than one of these fields will be taken into consideration. Which faculty or graduate school to which successful applicants are assigned will be determined after the hiring decision is made and may not exactly match these fields.
If you wish to apply in a later time period, please complete the online pre-submission form and notify the FRO that you wish to be considered at a later time.
For certain positions that urgently need to be filled, the process will be carried out individually. From time to time, such positions may appear on our web page or in other forums.
[Areas and Fields]
Area X: Fields which combine various researches
Area 0: Fields not yet represented at SFC
Area 1: International politics; regional studies from the viewpoint of security guarantees
Field (1): Disciplines: international politics, political science, comparative political science, political economics
Field (2): Regions: Japan, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Europe
Field (3): Issues: terrorism, energy, nuclear nonproliferation, space
Area 2: Formation of a symbiotic society and resilient human environment
Field (1): Fusion of environmental technology and environmental science, empirical political policy
Field (2): Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services
Field (3): Gender, poverty reduction, capacity building
Field (4): Climate change, adaptation
Field (5): Health, public health
Area 3: Practice of global dynamics and renovation of cities, regions, organizations, and companies
Field (1): Growth and degeneration of urban areas and regions
Field (2): Spatial economics, economic geography, demography
Field (3): Circulation of water, air and material; energy system design
Field (4): Strategic organizational design and human resources management
Area 4: Fostering wellness, happiness and culture
Field (1): Sports, wellness
Field (2): Education, communication
Field (3): Artistic expression, musical expression, image expression, media expression, design engineering, entertainment
Field (4): Philosophy, culture, psychology
Field (5): Applied economics, behavioral economics, experimental economics, neuroeconomics
Area 5: Human resource development for multilingual, multicultural societies
Field (1): Multilingual education (English, Chinese, etc.)
Field (2): Language learning assessment
Field (3): Multilingual policy, multicultural policy
Field (4): Plurilingual, pluricultural human resource development
Area 6: Formation of global societal infrastructure by creating and integrating new technology industries
Field (1): Data science, robotics, drones, sensing, financial technology, science communication
Field (2): Computer science education, natural language processing, privacy
Field (3): Cybersecurity; Internet of Things (IoT) and smart devices; programming languages and tools for Internet-scale systems
Field (4): Post-silicon computing, artificial intelligence (AI), artificial life, computer systems (hardware and software), theory of computation, physics of information
An outline of the screening process is below. Further details of the secondary screening process will be sent to applicants separately.
First round: based on submitted materials
Second round: special seminar or other methods
Third round: final interview
[Schedule and submission dates]
Submissions are divided into several periods. If you wish to apply in a later time period, please complete the online pre-submission form and notify the FRO that you wish to be considered at a later time.
Schedule of submission and review
* Those who have previously applied but were not selected may reapply in future selections.
Faculty of Policy Management
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies
Graduate School of Media and Governance
Associate Professor (non-tenured)
Assistant Professor (non-tenured)
[Field of specialization]
See the section "Areas and Fields" above.
・ Understand the SFC philosophy, and participate willingly in teaching, research, and campus obligations.
・ Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or expect to receive one before April 2017, or have equivalent accomplishments.
・ Superb record of accomplishments in your chosen field.
・ Work together with other SFC faculty on teaching, research, and campus obligations in diverse areas.
・ Be willing and able to teach and conduct research in English.
・ Commute to SFC regularly.
・ Full c.v., including:
Address and contact information, especially e-mail address
Accomplishments, divided into:
Research results (publications, software, demonstrations, etc.)
Other relevant accomplishments
・ Copies of 3 to 5 representative papers or photos of artworks
・ Teaching statement, research plans, planned social contributions, and how you hope to have an impact on SFC, totaling 10 pages or less, A4 format. Diversity is valued at SFC. We are seeking applicants who can participate in interdisciplinary activities and contribute to education, research and social practice together. Please describe how you would like to collaborate with SFC faculty and influence society once you arrive at SFC, and the research areas and fields to which you plan to contribute.
・ Two letters of recommendation, to be submitted directly through the web entry system by the recommender (letters in Japanese or English only, please).
[Submission Process and Addresses]
Please submit your documents via the following website:
General Affairs, Faculty Recruiting Office
E-mail: jinji-fro [at] sfc.keio.ac.jp
You can learn more about both undergraduate faculties and the graduate school, as well as the SFC philosophy, via the campus website.
[SFC Faculty Campus Responsibilities]
・ Student admission, promotion, and graduation decisions
・ Participation in campus management
・ Teaching: Lecture and laboratory/practice courses; mentoring undergraduates through the "kenkyuukai"/"zemi" system; supervising the theses of undergraduates, master's students, and Ph.D. students; participating in one or more graduate school projects.
If you wish to apply in a later time period, please complete the online pre-submission form (https://vu5.sfc.keio.ac.jp/fr/apply.php), submit the necessary documents and notify the FRO that you wish to be considered at a later time. At the appropriate time, please check back with the FRO website for available positions. (There will be no further direct communication from the university.)
* Pre-submission inquiries will be held in confidence.
Especially, applicants' names, addresses and other personal information will not be shared with anyone outside of this personnel recruitment.
[Equal Opportunity Statement]
Keio University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.