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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 Biochemistry at Institute of Agriculture, Academic Assembly School of Science and Technology.


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


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: Biochemistry

 A successful appointee will aim to establish advanced life-science research 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 biochemistry.


5. Qualifications: Applicants should

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

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

 (3) 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 April 1, 2021. 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: April 1, 2016


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.doc (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 November 30, 2015.


IV. Application Submission

 1. Please submit application forms to:

General Affairs Section, 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 (Biochemistry) Application Forms” on the envelope in red.

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

E-mail: noushomu-koubo★

*Replace "★" 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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