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Applications open for Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship at Chubu University

Ohio University’s Chubu University Relations Committee is currently accepting applications for the 2022 Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship, named in honor of the founder of Chubu University.

Established in 1973, the Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship allows for an Ohio University faculty member to spend a semester in residence at Chubu University in Kasugai City, Japan. The successful applicant for 2022 will be an Ohio University tenured or tenure-track faculty member who is able to be in residence at Chubu University either during the spring semester (early April through June 2022) or the fall semester (late September through December 2022). Round-trip transportation, housing and a modest monthly expense reimbursement will be provided.  Following global impacts of COVID-19, this opportunity is subject to Ohio University travel decisions, in alignment with CDC guidelines.

Kohei Miura Visiting Professors are expected to engage in an active program of scholarship that may include activities such as engaging in research activities, giving guest presentations in classes and seminars, conducting independent study programs with students and/or professors, participating in outreach activities, and acting as consultants in areas of expertise.

To submit an application for the 2022 Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship, interested faculty members should send a current curriculum vitae and cover letter, addressed to the Chubu Relations Committee, detailing their interest in the position and current research focus relevant to this position by Wednesday, March 31, 2021, to the Office of Global Affairs at

Recent Kohei Miura Visiting Professor have included Professor Benjamin Bates, Associate Professor Chris ThompsonProfessor William Condee and Professor Shiyong Wu. For a full list of Kohei Miura Visiting Professors, as well as additional information on the professorship, please visit this website.

The forthcoming Miura Visiting Professor, Dr. Yeong Kim, associate professor of geography in the College of Arts and Sciences, is scheduled to travel in summer 2021. She plans to conduct field research in Japan on the physical and political management of the Olympic venues and other facilities for Nagano 1998 and Tokyo 2020 in the context of Japan’s national and local governments’ promotion of the Olympics as a primary policy tool to upgrade the urban infrastructure projects in the host city.

The Ohio University Office of Global Affairs works closely with Chubu University to coordinate the Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship, as well as the Robert Glidden Visiting Professorship, which brings a Chubu University faculty member to Ohio University each year. The partnership between the two institutions involves numerous programs for students, faculty, Alden Library and different academic programs. For additional information, please contact the Office of Global Affairs at

January 29, 2021
Staff reports