Program-Specific Assistant Professor position in the fields of energy science

Kyoto University


Job Opening for a faculty position as a Program-Specific Assistant Professor at the Institute
of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University

Applications are invited for a Program-Specific Assistant Professor position in the fields of energy science.

1. Job Type and Number of Positions:
Program-Specific Assistant Professor as a faculty member

2. Affiliation:
Advanced Energy Utilization Division Biofunctional Chemistry Research Section

3. Job Descriptions:
Research related to realtime monitoring of the cellular environment by biosensors

4. Starting Date:
December 1st, 2019 or the earliest possible date thereafter

5. Eligibilities:
The candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or is expected to receive a Ph.D. degree by
March 2020.

6. Length of contract:
After December 1st, 2019 to March 31, 2020
The employment contract is for one year, and is renewable until December 31, 2023 based on
evaluation results.

7. Working hours:
Seven hours and 45 minutes per day, 38 hours 45 minutes per week under a
discretionary work system

Holidays: Weekends, National holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, the
University Foundation Day (June 18th), and summer vacation

8. Salary and benefits:
To be determined in accordance with the Kyoto University regulations.
No allowance (such as for commuting, housing, bonuses, etc.) will be provided.

9. Social Insurance:
Eligible for MEXT* mutual aid association membership, employees’ pensions,
employment insurance, and workers’ compensation insurance.
*Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

10. Probation period:
6 months

11. Screening Method:
Document selection and interview if necessary
No travel expenses for interviewees would be provided, however video-conference may be arranged
for foreign applicants when needed.

12. Documents to Submit:
Application forms from (1) to (5) should be prepared either in English or Japanese by separated
pages of A4 size paper. Applicant’s name should be cited on upper right header on each page.
Personal information is protected by privacy policy. All submitted documents should not be returned
to applicants after review.

(1) Curriculum Vitae (including the description of possible date to start job. In the case of Japanese,
regular commercially available format can be used.)

(2) List of publications: Categorize as original papers, conference proceedings, reviews, patents, etc.
Classify peer-reviewed papers. Up to three important publications should be attached.

(3) Summary of the previous activities in research (approx. 2,000 characters in Japanese, or 1,000
words in English) categorized by theme

(4) Research plans (approx. 2,000 characters in Japanese, or 1,000 words in English)

(5) Name of up to two persons who can provide their opinions about the applicant, or letter of

13. Deadline:
Application forms must reach no later than 14th, October, 2019.

14. Submissions should be postal-mailed to the following address:
Prof. Yasuaki Kishimoto, Director, Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji,
Kyoto 611-0011, JAPAN
E-mail: kishimoto.yasuaki.8a* (replace * with @)
Type in red "Enclosed application forms" on the front surface of the envelope. Applications by
registered postal mail or courier service that have a capability of tracking and delivery confirmation.

15. Inquiry:
Prof. Takashi Morii, Institute of Advanced Energy, Kyoto University,
E-mail: morii* (replace * with @)
Phone: +81-77438-3585

16. Others:
Kyoto University supports a gender-equal society. Women researchers are strongly encouraged to
apply. For more information on IAE, please visit the web below.

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