Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences
Tohoku University


14 Assistant Professors from January - April, 2020

Closing Date for Application: August 1, 2019


Number of position and job

14 Assistant Professors

Organization and Department

Creative Interdisciplinary Research Division, Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Research field

6 Research categories(1. Material and Energy, 2. Life and Environment, 3. Information and System, 4. Device and Technology, 5. Human and Society, 6. Advanced Basic Science).
Applicants are required to promote interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary sciences.

Supporting conditions

2.5 million JPY (maximum) per year, which is changed by the personal evaluation in every year.

Required qualification

PhD degree

Starting Date

January 1 or April 1, 2020 (subject to negotiation)


3 years (with possibility of an one-time reappointment for 2 years through the personal evaluation)
According to the Tohoku University’s policy, departments and/or institutes in Tohoku University consider the possibility to employ assistant professors of FRIS with excellent activities at the ends of the terms as associate professors.


An annual salary and allowance will be provided in accordance with Tohoku University


Applicants can select the 3 research categories at most in the proposal.
Applicants are preferably requested to select the professor (or associate professor) in Tohoku University as your mentor. If you cannot get the approval, maximum 3 professors or associate professors in Tohoku University can be applied as the candidates.

Application deadline

Applications should arrive by August 1,2019

Requested documents

(1) Curriculum Vitae (Resume using our provided format and a list of research activities such as publications and presentations etc.) Please be sure to include your photograph, current postal and e-mail addresses, and your phone number in the resume.
(2) Brief statement detailing your research results
(3) Proposal in our provided format
(4) Approximately two academic references with e-mail addresses
(5) A copy of fewer than 5 papers showing your research results
(6) A copy of certification of a candidate of 2019 Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER), MEXT, Japan when you have been selected. (If not, it is not necessary.)
(All documents should be prepared in A4 or Letter size format.)


Office of FRIS, Tohoku University
6-3, Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8578, Japan

(Application should be sent by (International) delivery services such as post, EMS, FedEx, DHL, UPS etc. as documents (hard copy) with a description of "Assistant Professor position application". Electric data sent by E-mail or in recording media such as CD-ROM, USB memory etc. are NOT acceptable.)

More information at

Professor, Managing and Planning Division, Junji Saida