Seven Assistant Professor Positions Starting in 2024
|Number of Positions||Seven Assistant Professors (We especially encourage applications from women.)|
|Organization and Department||
Creative Interdisciplinary Research Division, Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
|Research Field and Job Description||Six 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). Successful applicants will be required to promote interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary sciences as a principal investigator (PI). This recruitment is based on the “Frontier Researchers for Interdisciplinary Sciences Shoshi Program (FRIS Shoshi Program),” which is a university-wide system for fostering young researchers under the Tohoku University Comprehensive Package for Supporting Young Researchers. Please visit the following URL for the details of the “FRIS Shoshi Program.”
# FRIS Shoshi Program:
The following research funding will be provided.
In addition to the above, successful applicants are expected to actively aim to obtain external competitive funds such as Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research.
|PhD degree at the time of appointment|
|Starting Date||April 1, 2024 (subject to negotiation)|
5 years (no reappointment)
Based on the FRIS tenure-track system, the tenure review is conducted for assistant professors prior to the completion of the term of appointment. If they pass the review process, they will be appointed as a tenured assistant professor or a fixed-term (5 years) associate professor in FRIS. If they do not pass the review, they will still be employed as a fixed-term (1 year, maximum 2 years) assistant professor after a separate review. Additionally, it may be possible for FRIS assistant professors to continue to be employed as faculty members by other departments or institutes (not guaranteed).
For details, please visit the following URL.
# Tenure track system of FRIS:
An annual salary and allowance will be provided in accordance with Tohoku University’s regulations
|Remarks on Application||
Applicants should select one of the above six research categories to which they wish to apply and describe it in their proposal. Please note that the research category will be reviewed and may be changed by the selection committee.
Applicants should select a professor or associate professor of the University (but not a visiting or specially appointed professor) as their mentor. Applicants are required to obtain the prior consent of the mentor regarding the internal regulations on the mentors and the attached description of the responsibilities of mentors shown at the URL below. When selecting a mentor, applicants are expected to experience a variety of research environments, for example, by selecting a mentor from other than the applicant’s former laboratories. The TOHOKU UNIVERSITY Researchers website at the URL below is also helpful.
# Internal regulations on the mentors and the responsibilities of mentors
# TOHOKU UNIVERSITY Researchers:
|Application Deadline||Applications should be uploaded by 17:00, Wednesday, July 26, 2023 (JST)|
Please submit the following documents by following “How to Apply.” All documents should be prepared in PDF format and the total file size must not exceed 10 MB. Please use our provided format for (1) and (4), which can be downloaded from our website as shown below.
(4) ▶Proposal Form
(1) Curriculum Vitae (Please be sure to use our provided format, and to include your photograph, current postal and e-mail addresses, and your phone number in the resume.)
(2) List of research achievements such as publications (original papers, international conference proceedings, and books and commentaries), conference presentations (distinguish between domestic and international, contributed and invited presentations), awards, patents, competitive research funds, achievements collaboration, other notable items, etc.
(3) Brief statement detailing your research achievements (less than 400 words)
(4) Research proposal (in our provided format, within 4 pages)
(5) One letter of recommendation (in any format)
(6) Brief introduction of up to 5 major papers (preferably with journal impact factor and number of citations) or up to 5 major achievements (NOT necessary of a copy of each paper or achievement)
|How to Apply||
Please apply from the following application website. After completing the pre-registration, please register using the URL you will be notified of and upload the required documents from “My Page.” After the upload of your documents is complete, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.
# You can also visit above website from the recruitment information posted on FRIS’s website below.
|Inquiries||Professor Junji Saida, Managing and Planning Division, FRIS
E-mail: kikaku_atmk_fris.tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace “_atmk_” with “@”)