Visiting Professor of Australian Studies 2023-24 & 2024-25

The Centre for Pacific and American Studies (CPAS) at the University of Tokyo is seeking applications for a Visiting Professor of Australian Studies for 2023-24 and 2024-25.

This is a teaching and research position for approximately 10 months duration, and is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents only. CPAS welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates with significant academic or public achievement in the field of Australian Studies broadly defined, including but not limited to cultural studies, history, literature, politics and society, philosophy and ethics, Indigenous issues, migration, foreign policy and international relations and environmentalism.

Whilst Australia should remain the main focus, applications are also welcomed from candidates whose field of study covers the broader Pacific regions including Oceania, Polynesia, Micronesia and North America, with an emphasis on issues that are of particular relevance to the changing dynamics in the political economy and cross-cultural interchange in the area.

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. All teaching is conducted in English. An attractive salary package and subsidised accommodation are available. The appointment is for a period of approximately 10 months and will commence in September 2023 or September 2024. Applicants may be considered for either term or both terms.


  • Salary: Starting Salary ¥600,000 per month (before tax)
  • Duration: Approximately 10 months
  • Commencement of position: Late September 2023 or late September 2024. Applicants may apply to be considered for a specific term only or for either term. This must be indicated clearly on your application.
  • Closing date for applications: 1 February 2023

For further details, including application instructions, salary and housing arrangements, and further information, please see the position description. Applications are due 1 February 2023. Enquiries should be directed to

The University of Tokyo, one of the most prestigious tertiary institutions in Japan, has a long-standing commitment to the study of Australia and has for many years hosted Australian academics. The University created the Annual Visiting Professorship in Australian Studies in 1999 with support from the Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) and offers this Visiting Professorship to one Australian scholar each year.

The Centre for Pacific and American Studies (CPAS) is highly regarded for its academic research as well as high profile seminars. These were originally focused on the US and Japan/US relations; however, with the expansion of the Centre's geographical scope in 2000, there is an increasing focus on Pacific countries including Australia. See further information on the CPAS website.

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