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Recruitment for Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position

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Recruitment for Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position

(Deadline: November 13, 2015)

September 7, 2015

Application guidelines(PDF)

I. Outline

Shinshu University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Geosystem analysis in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science, Shinshu University.

II. Job Description

  1. Number of Positions: One Assistant Professor position
  2. Job Location: Department of Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science, Shinshu University
    3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-8621, Japan
    Department of Environmental Sciences Web site (http://www.shinshu-u.ac.jp/faculty/science/english/subject/environ/)
  3. Employment and Benefits: Five year tenure-track appointment starting on the date of the appointment.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: Environmental Science in the Earth Surface system
    A successful appointee will have research experience in experimental work of Environmental Science in the Earth Surface system.
  5. Qualifications: A successful candidate will be a young researcher under the age of 35 who has an excellent research record in the field of Environmental Science in the Earth Surface system. Experiences in postdoctoral research and in research grant applications are highly desirable.The appointee will be expected to be active in international and social outreach activities related to the research.
  6. Job Responsibility: Appointee will have the following responsibility with 60% of effort on (1) and 40% on the rest.
    (1) Research as described in item 4 above.
    (2) Teaching of undergraduate and graduate level courses broadly related to own research field.
    (3) Supervision of undergraduate and graduate thesis works.
    (4) Administrative 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 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 prerequisite for the selection but the skill will be required for the tenure appointment.You have to pay your own travel expenses to attend the personal interview.
    Shinshu University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of nationality, gender, religious belief.
  9. Starting date of the job: April 1, 2016

III.Application Materials

The documents required are as follows:

  • (1) Curriculum Vitae (attach a photograph of your face to the CV and include your email address,
      and other format is free)
  • (2) List of research achievements: Categorize achievements into refereed original papers and
      review papers, other papers, books, papers presented at international conferences,
      comments, oral presentations at academic conferences etc. All the names of joint authors
      must be written if applicable.
  • (3) Reprints of major papers (five or less, reprints or copies)
  • (4) Academic Professional Accomplishments (research and education)
      (approximately two pages on A4 size paper for each topic)
  • (5) Future research plan and view and plan for higher education at Shinshu University
      (approximately two pages on A4 size paper for each topic)
  • (6) Acquisition status of competitive funds, such as Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

IV.Application Deadline

Application materials must arrive by November 13, 2015 (Japan time).

V.Application Submission

  1. Please submit application forms to:
    Professor Hideshige Toda, Department Chair.
    Department of Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science, Shinshu University
    3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, Nagano 390-8621, Japan
    Please make sure to send the forms by registered mail.
    Please write "Assistant Professor Application Forms" on the envelope in red.
  2. Please contact the following if you have any questions.
    E-mail: h-toda@shinshu-u.ac.jp

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 is simply to assist those applicants whose native language is not Japanese. In case of any discrepancy between the two, the Japanese version will have the precedence.

 

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