Doshisha Visiting Fellows

The Associated Kyoto Program is pleased to announce special opportunities for visiting fellows to Doshisha University in 2020. AKP will support a professor to teach a course in the field of Law at Doshisha University, in Kyoto, Japan. The visiting fellow will be expected to teach in English in their specialty, to meet with and offer advice to students as appropriate, and to participate in activities connected with the Doshisha Graduate School of Law.

Applicants should be regular faculty members at an AKP member institution with a strong background in teaching and research in the area of Law. Specialists in all disciplines are encouraged to apply, as long as the proposed course is one that could be considered part of a Law program. All teaching and related duties are conducted in English, and fluency in Japanese language is not required.

Doshisha University and AKP will provide each fellow with free housing. Utilities, health insurance, and personal incidental expenses will be the responsibility of the fellow. AKP will provide compensation of $1,800 per week for the length of the fellow’s stay up to a maximum of $30,000 paid in US dollars to the fellow’s home institution. Fellows must cover their own round-trip travel expenses. No dependent allowances will be paid.

The school year begins April 1 and ends in early August; the second semester begins in September and ends in February. Full courses last approximately 15 weeks. Weekly sessions are 90 minutes long. It may be possible to teach an accelerated course over a shorter period of time.

Doshisha Visiting Fellows Application Process

Applicants should consult closely with their AKP Campus Representative or with the AKP office.  The applicant must submit the following:

  1. A letter of application indicating preferred time period for course:
    • First semester: April, 1 to September, 2020
    • Second semester: October 1, 2019 to March, 2021
    • Intensive term: Designate a 6–8 week period you are available.
  2. A detailed, current curriculum vitae including courses taught
  3. A detailed syllabus for the proposed course 1 meeting per week for 15 weeks)
  4. An evaluation of the applicant’s teaching performance from the department chair
  5. A letter indicating institutional support from the appropriate administrative officer, such as the Dean of Faculty
  6. A letter of support from the AKP Campus Representative
  7. A list indicating the names, ages, and relationships of family members who would accompany the fellow to Kyoto

The AKP U.S. Office will forward all applications to the Doshisha Graduate School of Law where the final selection will be made.

Send completed application packets for the 2020–2021 academic year by November 30, 2018 to:

Attn: AKP Executive Committee
Associated Kyoto Program
Pomona College, Mason Hall
550 N. Harvard Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
Email: [email protected]