Faculty Position Opening for the Department of Human Life Design and Science, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University (Professor, 1 person)

We currently have an opening for a faculty member at the Department of Human Life Design and Science, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University. Details are as below.

1. Title: Professor (Creative Direction, Advertising, Public Relations)

2. Institution: Kyushu University(URL )

3. Department: Department of Human Life Design and Science, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University
(URL )

4. Number of Positions: Professor, 1 person

5. Teaching Subjects scheduled to be in charge
(1) School of Design (Department of Design, Industrial Design Course)
Introduction to Lifescape Design, Practical Theory of Lifescape Design, Creative Design Project, Senior Project Ⅰ・Ⅱ, and other sharing roles
(2) Graduate School of Design (Department of Design, Human Life Design and Science Course)
Communication Design, Lifescape Design, Advanced Human Life Design, Special Research on Design I・Ⅱ・Ⅲ・Ⅳ, and other sharing roles

6. Location
Kyushu University, Ohashi Campus
4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka, 815-8540, JAPAN
(Ohashi Campus is the main location, and there are activates at other campuses, including teaching at Ito campus)

7. Employment status
Employment without a fixed term

8. Date of appointment (starting date)
January 1, 2025 or any time after
9. Qualifications
The applicant must have comprehensive understanding and interest in the study of design and also fulfil the following conditions.
(1) Ph.D. degree or equivalent level is required.
(2) Research achievements of or equivalent practical experience related to creative direction, advertising, and public relations.
(3) Ability to promote education in creative direction and advertising/public relations in the field of design.
(4) Ability to provide research guidance for doctoral programs.
(5) Ability to manage administration works at school of design, faculty of design, and department of design with collaborative attitude.

10. Treatment:
1) Wages: The annual salary system (annual salary system introduced on April 1, 2020) will be applied.
The amount of annual salary will be determined in accordance with relevant regulations of Kyushu University based on experience, etc.
*Reference (in Japanese only): publication in accordance with the law.
(NB: The figures shown in the documents listed at the URL above do not guarantee the minimum salary of the recruits.
2) Working Hours: Under the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work, the person is considered to have worked 7 hours and 45 minutes.
3) Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, year-end and New Year holidays (December 29th to January 3rd)
4) Enrollment Insurance: Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Insurance, Health Insurance, Welfare Pension

11. Attached documents
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents. As for the templates, please download from the following URL:
(1) CV with a photograph. Please include your academic career (from high school graduation and onward), job experience, and academic associations including your duties and any committee work.
(2) List of academic achievements, including 1) original papers (separate refereed papers from non-refereed ones), 2) coauthored papers, 3) academic books, 4) conference presentations, 5) papers by students 6) products/creations, and 7) others you consider worthy.
(3) List of educational achievements, including abilities, qualifications regarding education.
(4) List of educational experience including lectures, projects, and teaching at other universities.
(5) Activities of academic societies, social activities and so on (Academic societies you belong to, titles
(6) List of government grants, joint research and private grants.
(7) List of international projects and networks, such as social contributions, international contributions towards design activities.
(8) One copy of each of your best academic papers (up to five).
(9) Two references (name, affiliation, and contact information).
(10) Summary of research (no template, approximately 750 words in A4 papers)
(11) Statement of purpose for this job (no template, approximately 750 words in A4 papers)
* If you have any materials other than these application documents, please send them together.
* Please convert any art or designs into photos or other formats suited for printable submission.
* As a general rule, application documents will not be returned.
* Personal information contained in application documents, materials, etc. will not be used for purposes other than this faculty selection.

12. Submission of Application Documents
Applicants should send the aforementioned application materials by registered mail to the following address:
Prof. Takafumi Maeda
Department of Human Life Design and Science, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University
4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka, 815-8540, JAPAN
*Add on the front of envelope in red “Application for Position in Department of Human Life Design and Science”.
*If you do not receive a reply acknowledging receipt of your application, please contact the General Affairs Section (, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University.

13. Application Period
June 1st 2024 to July 31st 2024, (submission to arrive by 17:00 JST)

14. Evaluation Process
Candidates will be chosen by document review.
* Interview will be conducted for those who pass the document review.
* Interview transportation costs are the responsibility of the applicant.
Additional Information
○Kyushu University conducts recruitment in accordance with the spirit of the Basic Act for Gender Equal Society.
Please refer to the URL for the Gender Equality Promotion Office.
○Priority will be given to women or foreign nationals if their educational and research abilities and achievements are considered equivalent.
○ Faculty members at Kyushu University may be required to conduct classes in English from the perspective of promoting internationalization.
○ Kyushu University conducts recruitment in accordance with the spirit of the “Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 84 of 1970) “and the” Act on Promotion of Employment of Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 123 of 1960)” and “Act on Promotion of Elimination of Discrimination on the Basis of Disability (Act No. 65 of 2013)”.
○From July 2017, Kyushu University introduced a spouse-accompanied employment system.
○If you have been subjected to disciplinary action in the past for sexual violence, including sexual harassment, against students, please be sure to state the nature of the disciplinary action and the specific reasons for it in your CV or other documents. False statements may result in cancellation of employment or disciplinary action.
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