Careers for Women as Tohoku University Faculty Members

4th Career Seminar 2017: Careers for Women as University Faculty Members

To encourage more women to take on faculty roles, Tohoku University's 4th Career Seminar 2017 will focus on options for women in academia.

Speakers will address the essential fundamentals for women to succeed as university researchers and educators, and offer advice on ways to balance work and family. The unique challenges faced by foreigners working at the university will also be discussed.

There will be three lectures and a Q&A session, with helpful tips and anecdotes from experienced female academics. Attendance is free but registration is required via the link below.

This seminar is organised by the Institute for Excellence in Higher Education, the Center for Career Support / Innovative Leaders Platform and the Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion.

Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 1:30 - 4pm
Venue: Room 401, Aoba Memorial Hall (MAP), Aobayama Campus

To register for the event:


Lecture 1

Opportunity Knocks But Once
Dr. Yumiko Watanabe (Professor, Global Learning Center, Tohoku University)

Lecture 2

About Gender Equality Support at Tohoku University ~ How to Overcome Life Challenges~
Dr. Mami Tanaka (Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering)

Lecture 3

Why being a researcher is an especially recommendable job for a woman - Paths to research careers especially for women
Dr. Heejih Kim (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management (International management))

Q and A Session

Event information in Japanese


Institute for Excellence in Higher Education
Center for Career Support
Tel: 022 795-3231

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