Tokyo Tech News
Tokyo Tech News
Published: June 12, 2023
Amidst its efforts to ensure a more inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff, Tokyo Tech has created eight new positions for female associate professors or professors — one at each of its Schools and Institutes — in addition to existing open faculty positions in academic year 2023.
This positive action, based on Article 8 of the Act on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment (Equal Employment Opportunity Act), encourages women — a group that remains under-represented among Tokyo Tech faculty — to join the community, identify and solve global issues, and create a better future together.
This is the second time this initiative will be implemented after eight positions for women were made available in academic year 2022. For more details on the latest positions, please refer to the Faculty (female candidates only) job ad on Tokyo Tech's Employment Opportunities page.
As societal conditions and industrial structures continue to morph rapidly, it is critical for the development of science and technology and the creation of new industries — two components of Tokyo Tech's mission — to be founded on the interaction of diverse experiences, knowledge, and ideas.
Tokyo Tech's commitment to diversity and inclusion is based on the firm belief that creative activities among individuals with different values and backgrounds lead to innovation.
Tokyo Tech began the Institute-wide creation of faculty positions for female academics in academic year 2022. However, as the ratio of female faculty members remain low at just over 12 percent, the Institute will continue with this initiative in academic year 2023. This brings us one step closer to remedying the gender imbalance that persists among our faculty population. I hope these efforts also help all students, faculty, staff, and researchers to recognize the rich diversity in our community, and to build shared momentum that helps us devise solutions to various issues.
The successful candidates who fill these new positions will be creating the future of Tokyo Tech. I encourage them to participate actively in cross-disciplinary research and education, regardless of their specialization, to play a part in the Institute's governance, and to advance discussions on a more diverse pool of Tokyo Tech talent and other diversity and inclusion-related initiatives.
Together, we will continue to work towards a more inclusive environment so that Tokyo Tech — a hub for those who embrace diversity and create new ideas — can initiate transformations in people, science and technology, and a more open, aware society.
We look forward to receiving applications for these positions from outstanding researchers across the world.
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