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Recruitment of a Professor or Tenure-track Associate Professor Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University

Recruitment of a Professor or Tenure-track Associate Professor Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University

2022.07.08 13:00
    The Graduate School of Life Sciences at Tohoku University promotes advanced research and education in life sciences, covering all levels from molecules, cells, and organisms to ecosystems. We provide excellent research and educational environments with faculty members and students with diverse backgrounds, and aim to develop new research fields through active interdisciplinary collaboration.
    We seek an internationally competitive investigator to fill a professor or tenure-track associate professor position in the research field related to 1) evolution or ecology, or 2) molecular/cellular/organismal/interspecies interactions.
 
 
1. Number of positions and Job title: One position open for a professor or tenure-track associate
 
2. Position affiliation: Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
 
3. Research field: Life Sciences
 
4. Required qualifications:
      The candidate must meet all the following criteria below:
  • Conducts original and outstanding research in biological sciences
  • Explores new and/or multi-disciplinary research fields related to 1) evolution or ecology, or 2) molecular/cellular/organismal/interspecies interactions
  • Has the necessary qualities to ensure research compliance and ethics, and to contribute to the education and administration of the Graduate School
5. Educational duties:
   The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in the Graduate School and General Education for undergraduates. In addition, the candidate may be asked to participate in undergraduate education in the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science.
 
6. Starting date: April 1, 2023
 
7. Application documents (in Japanese or English)
 
  [Document A]:A PDF file containing the following (1) –(9)
      (1) Curriculum vitae
      (2) List of research achievements (research papers, reviews, books, invited talks, etc.)
  • Please mark with an asterisk (*) the papers for which the applicant is the corresponding author. 
      (3) Summary of research activities (in 1,000 words or less)
      (4) Summary of five primary research papers (in total, 500 words or less)
      (5) Future research plans (in 750 words or less)
      (6) Summary of educational experiences and aspirations for education in the future (in 750 words or less)
      (7) List of competitive research funding obtained in the past 10 years
      (8) Other achievements (awards, patents, academic conference activities, etc.)
      (9) Contact information of references (two persons)
  【Document B】: A PDF file containing the following (10)
     (10) PDF files of the five primary publications listed in (4)
 
8. Submission of the Application Documents:
Please fill out the Web Application Form (https://forms.gle/eCE4MnCxcuSbwc9y9) and upload Document A (file name: [SURNAME_GivenName_A]) and Document B (file name: [SURNAME_GivenName_B]) according to the instructions on the application form. If you cannot submit the application form/document via the URL, please contact us at the contact information below.

9. Deadline of application: September 30, 2022

10. Contact:
Professor Asako Sugimoto: asako.sugimoto.d1@tohoku.ac.jp
General Affairs Section: lif-soumu@grp.tohoku.ac.jp
Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, 980-8577 JAPAN
 

11. Compensation:
  • Annual Salary System (According to the rules of Tohoku University).
  • Transportation, housing, and dependent allowances may be provided depending on conditions.
  • Working hours: Discretionary Working System for Professional Work. Flexible Work Hours: As a basis, 8:30 – 17:15, but left up to the discretion of each employee.
  • Holidays: Saturday, Sunday, holidays prescribed by the National Holiday Act, the days from December 29 to January 3.
  • Insurance: Admission into the Mutual Aid Association of MEXT, Unemployment Insurance, Worker’s Compensation Insurance.
12. Additional Information:
  • Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview.
  • The professor and tenure-track associate professor will be expected to run an independent laboratory. After assuming the position, one assistant professor (with tenure) will be assigned.
  • If hired as a tenure-track associate professor (five-year term), a tenure review will be conducted before the expiration of the term. If approved, a tenured professor position will be offered. If not approved, a term extension of up to two years may be granted upon review.
  • For more information about the Graduate School of Life Sciences, please visit our website (https://www.lifesci.tohoku.ac.jp/en/).
  • Tohoku University promotes activities to increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and encourages people of varied talents from all backgrounds to apply for positions at the university. Tohoku University’s website about the DEI Declaration is here: http://tumug.tohoku.ac.jp/dei/
  • Pursuant to Article 8 of the Act on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment, Tohoku University shall, as a measure for increasing the presence of women among the academic staff, prioritize the hiring of women deemed qualified for each job opening, based on the impartial evaluation. 
  • Tohoku University has the largest on-campus childcare system of all Japanese national universities. This network comprises three nurseries: Kawauchi Keyaki Nursery school (capacity: 22) and Aobayama Midori Nursery school (116), both open to all university employees, as well as Hoshinoko Nursery school (120), which is open to employees working on Seiryo Campus. In addition, Tohoku University Hospital runs a childcare room for mildly ill and convalescent children which is available to all university employees. 
  • See the following website for information on these and other programs that Tohoku University runs to assist work-life balance, to support researchers, and to advance gender equality, including measures to promote childcare leave among male employees.  
    • Tohoku University Center for Gender Equality Promotion website:  http://www.tumug.tohoku.ac.jp/en
    • Human Resources and Planning Department website:  https://c.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/jinji-top/external/a-4-kosodate/