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Recruitment for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position



I. Outline

  Shinshu University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Mountains Science in Forest Resources Section at Shinshu University Faculty of Agriculture. 


II. Job Description

 1. Number of Positions: One Assistant Professor position

 2. Job Location:  Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University, 8304 Minamiminowa-  Village, Kamiina-County, Nagano

 3. Employment and Benefits: Tenure-track appointment will secure through academic year 2014 to 2018. The salary will be determined based 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: Forest Resource Management

 To promote research in the predictions of ecological change and forest resource management, Institute of Mountains Science proceeds to analyze mountains resources through fusion with various fields, modeling, sensing and resilient forest plan with overseas institutes. A successful appointee will be expected to agree with the above activities and to have a keen interest in the research of forest resources management and to provide education concerning his/her research field for students.


 5. Qualifications: A successful candidate will be a young researcher who has an excellent research record in the field of Forest Resource with doctoral degree earned within the last 10 years.  Experiences in postdoctoral research and in research grant applications are highly desirable.  Ability teaching the course in English and Japanese will be required.  The appointee will be expected to have a good track record in the field of forest resource and be active in drumming up external research funds, international and social outreach activities related to the research.


5.   6. Job Responsibility:  

(1) Research as described in the items above belonging in forest resource section at Institute Mountain Science.

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

(3) Teaching course on forest science at Matsumoto Campus

(4) Administrative work

(Within a scope which does not affect your research work)


7. Tenure Evaluation: In the final year of the tenure-track employment 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 prerequisite for the selection but the skill will be required for the tenure appointment.

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


III. Application Materials

 1. The documents required are as follows:

(1) Curriculum Vitae(form1)

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

(2) Research and Scholarly Activities (form 2)

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

(3) Synopsis of Academic Professional Accomplishments (form 3)

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

(4) Letters of Recommendation (form 4) from 2 recommenders

(Letters from each recommender) 

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

(5) Reprints or copies of representative thesis or general remarks

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

2. Application materials must be prepared using the forms that can be downloaded  No other forms will be accepted.


IV. Application Deadline

 Application materials must arrive by August 20, 2014.


V. 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 send the forms by registered mail only.

Please write “Tenure-track Assistant Professor (Institute Mountain Science on Forest Resources Section) on the envelope in red.

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

e-mail: noushomu-koubo(AT)

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


VI. 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.


Note: Please be advised that the Japanese advertisement for this job vacancy is the official version. This English translation has no legal validity and is simply an aid to understanding for applicants whose native language is not Japanese. 

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