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Recruitment for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position (Food Chemistry)


 We invite a talented researcher for a tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in the field of Food Chemistry at the Institute of Agriculture, Academic Assembly School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University.
 This appointment is supported by a program: Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER), conducted by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).


Job Description

1. Position: One Assistant Professor Position for talented researcher

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

3. Employment and Benefits:
Five year tenure-track appointment starting on the date of the appointment.
Professional business type discretionary labor system.
Health insurance, mutual pension, employment insurance, and occupational injury insurance will be available.

4. Research field: Food Chemistry
A successful appointee will have research experience in the field of Food Chemistry based on Organic Chemistry; Analytical Chemistry for Food Function, Organic Chemistry for Life Science, and Biofunctional Chemistry.

5. Qualifications: Applicants should
(1) have 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.
(5) be selected as a candidate of Excellent Young Researcher.
(6) get our recommendation before a peer review for Excellent Young Researchers.(

6. Job Responsibility: Appointee will have the job responsibility on (1) --(3). 
(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 October 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. The expenses for travelling and staying will be paid by interviewee him/her self. 
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 and religious belief.

9. Starting date of the job: Five year tenure-track appointment starting October 1, 2016


Application Materials

The documents required are as follows, No other forms will be accepted.

(1) Curriculum vitae (form 1)

 form1.xls (Excel:41KB)

 form1.pdf (PDF:37KB)

(2) Research and scholarly activities (form 2)

 form2.doc (Word:44KB)

 form2.doc (PDF:35KB)

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

 form3.xls (Excel:36KB)

 form3.pdf (PDF:41KB)

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

 form4.doc (Word:34KB)

 form4.pdf (PDF:39KB)

(5) Reprints or copies of representative publications

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

(6) Application form 3 for LEADER program

(7) Application form 4 for LEADER program

The authentic form for LEADER program will be available in March 2016 on LEADER’s website.


Application Deadline

Application materials must arrive by May 9, 2016.


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 (Food Chemistry) Application Forms"on the envelope in red.
   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.

2. Please contact the following if you have any questions about application.
   E-mail: noushomu-koubo★
   *Replace "★" with "@".



Please contact the following for inquiries concerning research.
Prof. Tomoyuki Fujita
The Institute of Agriculture, Academic Assembly School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University
E-mail: tfujita★
*Replace "★" with "@".


LEADER program's website


Additional information 

This appointment is supported by the LEADER program to empower young researchers. The researcher adopted for the program will be provided with startup research fund in 2016 and 2017, up to 6 million yen a year. The amount may vary depending on the budget approval.
Regardless of the result of LEADER program, this appointment will be conducted, however, the fund above will not be provided.
We will commend candidates for LEADER program, when they passed the selection based on the application materials.
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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