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Recruitment for an Assistant Professor Position (Horticulture)


1. Outline

 We invite a talented researcher for an Assistant Professor Position in the field of Horticulture at the Division of Bioresource Science or Division of Integrated Bioscience, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Biomedical Engineering , Graduate School of Science and Technology , Shinshu University.


2. Position: Assistant Professor(fixed-term) 


3. Work place: Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University

8304 Minamiminowa-Village, Kamiina-County, Nagano


4. Research field: Horticulture

 A successful appointee will have research experience in the field of Horticulture, particularly in the area of smart-agriculture utilizing IT and AI, or molecular breeding of horticultural plants.


5. Qualifications: Applicants

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

 (2) should give lectures of "Plant Nutrition" and "Pomology" in the faculty.

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

 (4) who have experiences in postdoctoral research and in research grant applications are highly desirable.

 (5) should be 36 years of age or younger on the last day of this academic year (March 31, 2018). The age requirement is set for this job opening because this position will be subsidized by "Supporting Expansion of Recruitment Opportunities for Talented Young Researcher" project under Subsidy for Enhancement and Promotion of National University Reform by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.


6. Start of Employment: 

 Earlier time after January 1, 2018.


7. Tenure: 

 The position is non-tenured (until March 31, 2020). However, the hired individual may be admitted to continue working as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University.


8. Treatment: 

 Annual Salary System (5,160,000 JPY/Year, 430,000 JPY/Month, including various allowances). When the hired individual continues working as a tenured faculty member, Annual Salary System is in accordance with university policy. 

 Discretionary Labor System.

 Social insurances, etc.: The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association, Employment insurance.

 The others are in accordance with university policy.


9. Documents to be submitted: 

 The appropriate forms can be downloaded from the public job announcement on the faculty homepage at

 (1)Curriculum vitae

(form1) Curriculum Vitae.xls
(form1) Curriculum Vitae.pdf 


 (2)Research and scholarly activities

(form2) Research and Scholarly Activities.doc
(form2) Research and Scholarly Activities.pdf  


 (3)Synopsis of academic professional accomplishments

(form3) Synopsis of Academic Professional Accomplishments.xls
(form3) Synopsis of Academic Professional Accomplishments.pdf  


 (4)Reference letters from two senior scientists

(form4) Letter of Recommendation.doc
(form4) Letter of Recommendation.pdf 


 (5) Reprints or copies of representative publications

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


10. Deadline: 

 Application must be received by close of business on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.


11. Selection Procedure: 

 The selection will be made based on the application materials and personal interview. The expenses for travelling and staying should be covered by interviewee him/her self. 

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


12. Application Submission

 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 (Horticulture) 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.

 Contact E-mail address for application procedure.


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13. Inquiries

 Contact for more detailed information on this recruitment.

 Prof. Kiyoshi Banno

 The Institute of Agriculture, Academic Assembly School of Science and Technology, Shinshu University


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