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An open tenured position of Professor at Department of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University
Kyushu University
Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Institution type
National university
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Position: One Faculty Member: Professor

Faculty section: Structure / Control of machines (artificial satellites) in space, Department of Advanced Energy Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences(FES), Kyushu University. All professors who belong to FES must commit themselves to educational duties at Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences (IGSES) and School of Engineering (SE). IGSES and SE are scheduled to be reorganized in FY2021.

[Job description (work / duties after recruitment, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Research field: A successful candidate should have in-depth knowledge of control engineering under extreme environment, such as, robotics/artificial satellites in space. The candidate will be required to pursue innovative research using design thinking and lead his/her research field.

Educational activities: The successful candidate will be required to lecture at IGSES for graduate students. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to lecture at SE and KIKAN education for undergraduate students on the following topics: control theory, physics, and big data analysis. The candidate will also be required to supervise both Japanese and non-Japanese students in the bachelor, master and doctoral courses.

[Address of work location and other information]
6-1 Kasuga-kouen, Kasuga, Fukuoka, Japan

[Starting date, employment date, etc.]
Date of appointment: The earliest possible date after hiring decision

Research field
A successful candidate should have in-depth knowledge of control engineering under extreme environment, such as, robotics/artificial satellites in space.
Job type
Professor level
Employment status
Kyushu University has an age limit system for retirement (age limit for retirement of 65)
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Fukuoka 

[Public qualifications needed in specific field(s), conditions (education, degree, etc.), experience (how many years) and expertise required for specific field(s)]
A doctoral degree in any relevant science or engineering fields; a significant contribution to the candidate's research field; and firm willingness to education and research support for the bachelor, master and doctoral students.


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Application period
2021/05/07 Deadline for receipt
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/contact details

Application documents: The following documents (A)–(I) must be prepared and submitted to the contact address as (a) a set of printed copies of the documents and (b) PDF files of the documents. The PDF files can be received by e-mail.
A) Curriculum vitae: a recent photograph, contact information (e-mail, etc.), educational records, professional records, and qualifications must be included.
B) URL of the applicant's page of Google Scholar, total citation number, h-index, and i10-index.
C) List of works: the applicant's research activities must be classified into the following seven categories: i) Books; ii) Peer-reviewed first-author journal papers; iii) Peer-reviewed non-first-author journal papers; iv) Patents; v) Others. As for ii) and iii), the following information must be shown: all the authors' names listed in the order as printed in the article; article title; journal name; volume; pages; publication year; and Impact factor of the journal.
D) Statement on research experience, achievement and future research plan: described in up to 3,000 characters with/without visuals.
E) Statement on educational experience, achievement, motivation for the application to this position and policy for education, described in up to 2,000 characters with/without visuals.
F) Activities at academic societies and social places: memberships, awards, and other significant activities must be listed.
G) List of obtained funds: JSPS/MEXT KAKENHI and other funds of joint research and contract research, in which the applicant is a principal investigator, must be listed.
H) Reprints of up to five representative papers. These representative papers should be marked in (B) List of works.
I) Two reference persons: name, title, affiliation, and contact information (phone and e-mail) must be shown.

Contact address (application documents submission):
Prof. YAMAMOTO Naoji,
Department of Advanced Energy Science Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Kyushu University
6-1 Kasuga-kouen, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan.
Phone: 092-583-7585
E-mail: (The submitted documents will not be sent back to each applicant.)
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Evaluation process: (1) Documents review, (2) Interview (only for candidates selected through the documents review process, and no travel expenses will be paid.)

(1) Information about FES:
(2) Information about IGSES:
(3) Information about SE:
(4) Information about KIKAN education:
(5) The same souse employment system has been implemented at Kyushu University since July 2017.
(6) In line with the Basic Act for a Gender-Equal Society (Act No. 78 of 1999), Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer (
(7) Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer and follows the principle of the Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 123 of 1960, revised in 2013) and Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 65 of 2013).
(8) The newly employed faculty members will be in charge of lectures in English for at least five years.
(9) 350 m2 space will be provided for research activity.
(10) The annual salary system, which is introduced on 1st April 2020, will be applied. The annual salary is determined under the university's pay scale based on experience, etc.
(11) If the applicant is not a native Japanese speaker, daily communication skills in Japanese (including paperwork) are required.

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