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Recruitment for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position




Shinshu University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in the field of biomedical sciences at Department of Interdisciplinary Genome Sciences and Cell Metabolism, Institute for Biomedical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research, Shinshu University. 


I. Job Description


1. Number of Positions: one Assistant Professor


2. Work place: Institute of Agriculture, Academic Assembly, Shinshu University, 8304 Minamiminowa-Village, Kamiina-County, Nagano

( agriculture/)


3. Employment and Benefits: Five year tenure-track appointment starting on the date of the appointment. The salary will depend on the experiences as stipulated in the regulations of Shinshu University. Health insurance, mutual pension, employment insurance, and occupational injury insurance will be available.


4. Research field: Biomedical Sciences

 A successful appointee will aim to establish healthy longevity science in an integrative collaboration with laboratories of food science, bioscience and genome science.   To this end, he (she) will have research experience in the field of biomedical sciences; analysis of regulatory mechanisms of expression of genomic information and its function by food ingredients and bioresources using biochemical, molecular biological, genomic and chemical biology approaches in order to elucidate cellular homeostasis and develop prevention or therapeutic methods for various diseases.


5. Qualifications: Applicants should

(1) be an excellent research record in the field described above.

(2) be a researcher with doctoral degree earned in the last 10 years.

(3) be dedicated to get competitive research grants and to work in social and international activities.

(4) Experiences in postdoctoral research and in research grant applications are highly desirable.


6. Job Responsibility:  

(1) Research and research supervision 

(2) Teaching of undergraduate and graduate level courses broadly related to the research field

(3) Administrative and service works


7. Tenure Evaluation: In the final year of appointment, the researcher's achievements in research, teaching and administrative responsibility during the period will be evaluated. On passing the evaluation, the employment will become tenured appointment starting December 1, 2019. The details of the evaluation will be explained at the time of interview.


8. Selection Procedure: The selection will be made based on the application materials and personal interview.  Japanese language skill is not a prerequisite for the selection, but will be required for tenure appointment.

   Shinshu University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of nationality, gender and religious belief.


9. Starting date of the job: December 1, 2014


II. Application Materials

1. The documents required are as follows:

(1) Curriculum vitae (form 1)

form1.xls (Excel:40KB) form1.pdf(PDF:43KB)  

(2) Research and scholarly activities (form 2)

form2.doc(Word:44KB) form2.pdf(PDF:34KB)

(3) Synopsis of academic professional accomplishments (form 3)

form3.xls(Excel:34KB) form3.pdf(PDF:29KB)

(4) Reference letters from two senior scientists (form 4)

form4.doc(Word:36KB) form4.pdf(PDF:40KB)  


(5) Reprints or copies of representative publications

    In the final selection stage, reprints/copies of all publications and supporting materials will be required.

     2. Please download above listed forms to prepare application materials. No other forms will be accepted.


III. Application Deadline

Application materials must arrive by August 20, 2014.


IV. Application Submission


1. Please submit application forms to:

General Affairs Section for the Spread and Establishment of Tenure-track Project, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University

8304 Minamiminowa-Village, Kamiina-County, Nagano, Japan 399-4598

Please make sure to send the forms by registered mail.

Please write “Assistant Professor (Biomedical Sciences) Application Forms” on the envelope in red.


2. Please contact the following if you have any questions.

e-mail: noushomu-koubo(AT)

(Please substitude "(AT)" with "@".)

V. Miscellaneous

All documents and personal information submitted will be used for the sole purpose of candidate selection.  On completion of the selection, they will be securely erased/ discarded and will not be returned to the applicants.


This English announcement is prepared from the official Japanese announcement ( to assist foreign researchers.  In case of any discrepancy between the two, the Japanese version will have the precedence.

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