FAQ for 2013

  How large is the space I can use personally?

We are preparing office and laboratory spaces, 18m2 each in size (a total of 36m2). The layout and other aspects of these spaces are subject to change according to your research field.

  Will I never be tenured for five years?
You may be tenured if the midterm evaluation in Year 2015 gives you high scores. In addition, tenure track researchers who are considered to have made excellent achievements can be promoted while on the tenure track.
  What is the chance of getting tenured?
We cannot be specific about the chance. We are looking for candidates who are promising for tenure, and sufficient tenure positions are open. As per appointing tenured researchers, the applicant’s potential will be strictly assessed, including his/ her performance during the tenure track period.
  You describe that you are prepared to welcome female researchers.
What support and options do you have?
We have available peri- and post-natal leave, and maternity leave. Shortened working hours for childcare is also available. Moreover, as well as realizing an ideal working environment for both men and women, our University is promoting supportive measures for female researchers from the point of view of “Work Life Balance” in cooperation with other organizations within the University. For more details, please visit the Tokai University Work Life Balance Promotion Office’s website at http://www.wlb.u-tokai.ac.jp (Japanese website only).
  You describe that you assist those living abroad with housing
depending on their needs. What assistance do you provide?
Our assistance is as much as to help find housing. IIST staff counsel according to your circumstances.