In order to realize the philosophy and goals of the University of Aizu, we shall define our "Ideal Faculty Member" and establish Our Faculty Organization Policy.

Ideal Faculty Member

The UoA desires faculty members who:

  1. are capable of working on educational/research activities, with a deep understanding of the founding philosophy and goals upheld by the university.
  2. are capable of conducting education/research at the university by leveraging professional expertise and consistently make efforts to improve the capability
  3. are capable of behaving appropriately as individuals in the respective positions of Professor, Senior Associate Professor, and Associate Professor in the areas detailed in the chart below, and have determination to accumulate the abilities
  4. are capable of contributing as researchers to the development of science and the realization of a sustainable society by sharing their research achievements for the common good.
  5. are capable of engaging with students and cooperating with university staff in areas of activity such as education, research, university operations, and social contribution.

(Appendix)

Category Associate Professor Senior Associate Professor Professor
Research
(Duties)

They can conduct research independently by themselves or in a research team.

[Limited to OSIP/SGU/Department of Student Affairs]

They recognize the university policy, have the basic knowledge to perform their assigned duties with direction and advice.

They can conduct research by themselves or in a central position in a research team.

[Limited to OSIP/SGU/Department of Student Affairs]

They recognize the policy and issues of the university, have the basic knowledge required for the duties they are in charge and can perform their assigned duties

They can conduct competitive research while leading a research team or outstanding research by themselves. They can guide the research of Associate Professor and Senior Associate Professor, if necessary.

[Limited to OSIP/SGU/Department of Student Affairs]

They fully recognize the policy and issues, etc. of the university, have a wealth of knowledge related to the all aspects of duties and can fully leverage both to perform their assigned duties. They can do this while giving Associate Professor and Senior Associate Professor instruction and advice, if necessary.

Education

They can creatively teach the content of their courses. They can play roles such as standardizing the grading criteria with other instructors of the same course if necessary

They can finalize the syllabi of their courses in consultation with other instructors and creatively teach the content of their courses. They can play roles such as standardizing the grading criteria with other instructors of the same course if necessary with an awareness of the importance of the roles

They can take responsibility for the syllabi of their courses and demonstrate leadership in the aspects such as unifying the grading criteria with other instructors of the same course.

University Operations

They can proactively perform the roles expected of them in the university operations.

[Limited to OPM]

They can proactively perform the roles expected of them in the university operations while considering university operations as whole.

They have an awareness of and can proactively perform the roles expected of them in the university operations.

[Limited to OPM]

They have an awareness of the roles expected of them in the university operations and can proactively perform the role of a subleader or the equivalent thereof.

As members of the Faculty Assembly, they strive to facilitate information sharing within the university, have an awareness of and are responsible not only for their assigned duties but also overall university operations, and can appropriately perform the roles expected of them.

[Limited to OPM]

As members of the Faculty Assembly, they strive to facilitate information sharing within the university, and can appropriately perform their expected role with particular awareness and responsibility for the overall university operations, which are their primary assigned task.

Industry-University Collaboration

They can proactively engage in the duties related to industryuniversity collaboration assigned to them as the person in charge of said duties.

[Limited to UBIC and ARC]

They can consciously and responsibly engage in duties related to industryuniversity collaboration as the person in charge of said duties

They can proactively engage in the duties related to industryuniversity collaboration with an awareness of their roles as a sub-leader or the equivalent thereof.

[Limited to UBIC and ARC]

They can consciously responsibly, and proactively engage in duties related to industryuniversity collaboration, while serving as a sub leader or the equivalent thereof.

They can proactively engage in the duties related to industryuniversity collaboration as a leader.

[Limited to UBIC and ARC]

They can consciously responsibly, and proactively engage in duties related to industry-university collaboration while serving as a leader.

Other factors such as personality

They have insight and can conduct their expected roles in concert with the people around them.

They have insight and can responsibly conduct their expected roles in concert with the people around them.

They are cooperative and can appropriately deal with people within and without the university as experts representing the university.

* The chart above shows generalized standards. The weights of each category applied to each faculty member shall be adjusted according to, among other things, the duties their organization is in charge of as well as their duties within said organization.

OSIP: Office for Strategies of International Programs,
SGU: Office for Super Global University Promotion,
OPM: Office for Planning and Management,
UBIC: University Business Innovation Center,
ARC: Revitalization Center

Faculty Organization Policy

  1. The university shall appropriately staff faculty members in accordance with relevant laws such as the Standards for Establishment of Universities in order to realize its goals in education and research by conducting education, research, organization operation, contribution to society, etc.
  2. The university shall appropriately divide roles amongst faculty members in the areas of education, research, organization operation, contribution to society, etc. in order to systematically conduct education and research by promoting their mutual cooperation.
  3. Faculty members shall be recruited broadly from within and without the country and staffed in consideration of the balance of positions, fields of study, age, gender, etc. amongst the overall faculty
  4. Faculty members shall be recruited, hired, promoted, etc. in a fair and appropriate manner, in accordance with the definition of our "Ideal Faculty Member," the provisions of the university regulations, etc. while assuring the transparency of the process.
  5. The university shall systematically work on improving the quality of faculty though initiatives such as faculty development (FD) activities