University Community

Call for applications for 47th Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship at Chubu University

Ohio University’s Chubu University Relations Committee is now accepting applications for the 47th Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship, named in honor of the founder of Chubu University. 

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. 2023 marked the 50th anniversary of engagement between the institutions.

The successful applicant will be an Ohio University tenured or tenure-track faculty member who is able to be in residence at Chubu University either during Chubu’s spring semester (mid-May through June 2025) or the fall semester (late September through December 2025). A one- to three-month stay is typical for the engagement. Round-trip transportation, housing, and a modest monthly expense reimbursement will be provided.

To apply, interested faculty members may 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 11:59 p.m. on March 31 to the Office of Global Affairs at

Kohei Miura Visiting Professors are expected to engage in an active program of scholarship that may include activities such as 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. Please visit the Past Miura Visiting Professorship website to find out more.

Jacob Lee Hiler, Ph.D., served as the 45th Miura Visiting Professor in May 2023 to work alongside Chubu’s Business Administration and Management Synthesis department to research U.S. and Japanese consumer habits regarding games, pop-culture, and advertising. Dr. Joshua Hill will engage in 2024 to conduct research for a book which will re-trace the 1903 journey of Liang Qichao, a prominent Chinese politician and intellectual then exiled in Japan, the U.S. and Canada. The book will provide a dynamic intersection of Chinese, Japanese, and U.S. history.

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. Learn more about the history and partnership activities between OHIO and Chubu.  

Questions can be directed to the Office of Global Affairs at

January 8, 2024
Staff reports