30.2 General Considerations

30.2.1 Equal Opportunity and Diversity

The University is committed to provide equal opportunities in all aspects of employment for all persons regardless for race, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or age. (Chapter 1.3)
The University actively promotes diversity (including gender diversity) at the workplace, and will, whenever possible, actively recruit under-represented populations. The University will hire, transfer, and promote based on the qualifications of the individual to ensure equal consideration and fair treatment of all.

 

30.2.2 Employee Categories

The University establishes categories of employee classification based on various characteristics and elements of each person’s employment. This classification is not to create barriers among employees, but to provide appropriate and fair treatment based on the nature of their work, individual employment terms, and work schedules. It also helps determine employee and management responsibilities and employee eligibility for employee benefits.

30.2.2.1 Type of Job and Job Class

30.2.2.1.1 Senior Level Executive
Executive Vice President, Provost, Chief Operating Officer, Deans (including Dean of the Faculty Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School), Vice Presidents, General Counsel, and other positions specified by the CEO/President. 

30.2.2.1.2 Faculty
Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Adjunct Professors, Transitional Professors, Visiting Professors.

30.2.2.1.3 Researchers
Senior Staff Scientist, Science and Technology Associates, Staff Scientists, Postdoctoral Scholars. Definitions for Researchers are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

30.2.2.1.4 Technicians
Research Unit Technicians. Definitions for Technicians are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

30.2.2.1.5 Research Support Employees
Research Support Leaders, Research Support Specialists, and Research Support Technicians. Definitions for Research Support Employees are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

30.2.2.1.6 Administrative Employees
Associate Vice Presidents (Assistant Deans), Senior Managers, Managers, Assistant Managers, Specialists, Administrative Staffs, Research Unit Administrators, Information Technology Leaders, Information Technology Engineers, Laboratory Assistants, Research Assistants, Research Unit Assistants and Administrative Staff Assistants. Definitions for Administrative Employees are described in“Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

30.2.2.1.7 Constituent (External) Staff
External Administrative Staff and Agency Temp Staff. Definitions for Constituent (External) Staff are described in “Guidelines for Title and Job Class”.

30.2.2.2 Type of Employment

30.2.2.2.1 Permanent
Details are described in Article 3.1.a, Rules of Employment.

30.2.2.2.2 Fixed-Term
Details are described in Article 3.1.b, Rules of Employment.

30.2.2.2.3 Part-Time
Details are described in Article 3.1.a, Rules of Employment for Part-time Employees.

30.2.2.2.4 Non-Fixed Term
Details are described in Article 3.1.d, Rules of Employment and Detailed Stipulations for Non-Fixed Term Employment Agreement.

30.2.2.2.5 Non-Fixed Term part-time
Details are described in Article 3.1.b, Rules of Employment for Part-time Employees and Detailed Stipulations for Non-Fixed Term Employment Agreement.

30.2.2.3 Exempt Employees
Managerial Employees and Discretionary Employees. 

30.2.2.3.1 Managerial Positions
Details are described in Article 28, Rules of Employment and 26, Rules of Employment for Part-time Employees.

30.2.2.3.2 Discretionary Employee
Details are described in Article 31, Rules of Employment and 27, Rules of Employment for Part-time Employees

 

30.2.3 Corporate Officers

The HR policies do not apply to the Officers of the OIST School Corporation, unless stated otherwise. The Officers are the following positions prescribed by Article 35 of the Private School Act (Act No. 270 of 1949); the Governors, including the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/President of the University and the Vice CEO of the University, and the Auditors.