Call for Applications AY2022 Career Advancement Project (CAP) Researcher (Full-time)

AY2022 Career Advancement Project (CAP) Researcher
Application Guidelines

1. Purpose
   The purpose of this call for applications is to employ an excellent female researcher who, having 
   already received a Ph.D., wishes to resume her research after being unable to carry it out due to 
   life events or employment issues, as a Career Advancement Project Researcher (hereinafter referred 
   to as “CAP Researcher”). The purpose’s key aim is to promote the resumption of research activities 
   and career development of female researchers whose careers have been postponed, and to nurture 
   them as researchers who can be active in diverse areas of society, such as education and research 
   institutes and in industry.

2. Number of positions

3. Term of employment
   April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 (no renewal planned).

4. Affiliation and duties
   The researcher will be affiliated with the graduate school to which her academic supervisor is
   assigned to, and will carry out the research work described in her annual research plan
   (section 9. Application documents (Form 4)).

5. Eligibility
  (1) Female researchers who are in possession of one or more Ph.D. degrees as of application.
  (2) Not engaged in a research career as of application due to childbirth, childcare, caregiving,
     or employment-related reasons, or not engaged in a full-time research career after obtaining
     a Ph.D. (i.e. working as a part-time researcher, etc.)
  (3) Not employed full-time as of hiring by Hiroshima University (the University).
  (4) In possession of a prospective academic supervisor at the University.
  (5) Not been employed in this CAP Researcher position (full-time or part-time) in the past.

6. Work hours
   7 hours 45 minutes per day, 5 days per week (38 hours 45 minutes per week).
   Work days: Mon – Fri 8:30 – 17:15 (Lunch break 12:00 – 13:00).
   Days off: In principle, Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and the New Year’s holiday period
   (December 29 – January 3).
   Upon an agreement to the application of the discretionary work system for professional work,
   work hours will be considered 7 hours 45 minutes per day, or 38 hours 45 minutes per week.

7. Salary and benefits
   Based on Hiroshima University’s Regulations for Appointment, Removal, Salaries, Working Hours,
   Time-off and Leave of Contracted Teaching and Research-Related Employees (only in Japanese) (in English)
   (please note that this English translation is provided as a reference, and if there is a conflict
   between the Japanese and English versions, the Japanese language takes precedence).
   Salary: 273,000 yen per month (commuting allowance included).
   Social insurance, etc.: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
      Mutual Aid Association, industrial accident compensation insurance, employment insurance.
   Salary payment date: On the 17th of each month (the salary payment is based on the calculation
      period starting from the first day, to the last day of the current month).

8. Hiring process
   (1) First screening (selection based on application documents)
   (2) Second screening (selection based on interview)

9. Application documents
   (1) CV (Form 1)
       – If you have been previously employed by the University (including as a TA, RA, researcher, etc.),
         details of this employment must be included on the form.
       – Non-Japanese citizens must attach a copy of their residence card (both sides of the card,
         with the detailed information being clearly readable).
   *Upon hiring, the successful candidate must apply for permission to work in Japan.
   (2) List of Research Achievements (Form 2)
   (3) Application for Career Advancement Project (CAP) Researcher (Form 3)
       – Career path as personally envisioned
       – Research status to date
       – Paper preparation plan *Ideally, including SCI, SSCI paper submission plans, etc.
       – Notable extramural activities such as participation in academic societies and study abroad
  (4) Annual Research Plan (Form 4)
  (5) Letter of Recommendation (Form 5)
  (6) Letter of Consent (Form 6)

10. Application method and deadline
   Application method: By mail:
       On the front of the envelope, please write “Career Advancement Project (CAP) Researcher
       (Full-time) application documents” in red ink, and post it by registered mail.
   Application deadline: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

11. Notification of selection results
   Successful candidates will be notified by email in February 2022.

12. Duties, obligations, etc. of CAP Researchers
  (1) To carry out research based on the plan described in the annual research plan.
  (2) To actively submit papers and present findings.
  (3) To indicate when presenting research findings that the research was conducted with the status
       of a CAP Researcher.
  (4) To actively strive to obtain external funding.
  (5) To actively attend the Practical Programs organized by the Global Career Design Center at
       Hiroshima University.
  (6) To submit a monthly report describing research progress and a final report describing
       achievements during the term of employment following the completion of the research term.

13. Name of hiring organization
     Hiroshima University

14. Contact information for submitting application and questions
    Office of Career Advancement Project for Women Researchers (CAPWR)
      Hiroshima University
      Building K3 4th Floor, 1-1-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-8524, Japan
      TEL:(+81) 82-424-5722 (Extension: Higashi-Hiroshima 5722)

15. Miscellaneous
  (1) Probationary employment period: Six (6) months (Hiroshima University Work Regulations for
       Contract Employees).
  (2) Personal information obtained through the application documents will be used for the purpose
       of selecting candidates and for procedures necessary for HR, salary and welfare programs, along
       with statistical surveys, after appointment. The information will not be used or provided for any
       other purpose.
   (3) Application documents will not be returned. The application documents of the candidates whom
        we have decided not to employ will be disposed of in an appropriate manner by the University
        after the completion of the selection process.
  (4) Travel expenses for interviews shall be the responsibility of the candidate.

*CAP Researcher FAQ