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Professor ( Division of Sustainable Energy and Environment,Graduate School of Engineering)
Osaka University
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Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
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National university
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[Description of the institution (year of establishment, capital amount, number of employees, etc.), details of the business, recruitment background information, project description, etc.]
The laboratory of Symbiosis Urban Planning, Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University is
studying the planning methodology for symbiotic urban space based on various engineering disciplines in consideration of water, energy, substance metabolism, transportation, disaster prevention and mitigation, green infrastructures, etc.
The laboratory is seeking an academic staff member who has a flexible attitude and can contribute to developing and harnessing the strength of the laboratory's research.
The successful applicant will be responsible for not only conducting research but also teaching liberal arts, and other subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Inquiries regarding this position are welcome.

[Job description (work / duties after recruitment, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Specialized Field: Symbiosis Urban Planning
・Research in the areas described above.
・Educational activities for undergraduate and graduate school students
・Administrative jobs in Graduate School of Engineering and Osaka University.

[Address of work location and other information]
Suita Campus (2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita-City, Osaka, Japan)

[Available positions (job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Professor, 1(One)

[Starting date, employment date, etc.]
April 1, 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Research field
Architecture and building engineering
Civil engineering
Environmental science
Symbiosis Urban Planning
Job type
Professor level
Employment status
Work location
Kinki district - Osaka 

[Public qualifications needed in specific field(s), conditions (education, degree, etc.), experience (how many years) and expertise required for specific field(s)]
Applicants must have:
(1) A doctoral degree or equivalent professional expertise and/or achievement in the above field/s
(2) Excellent research achievements in the related field/s
(3) Business level or above Japanese and English language proficiency
Applicants with experience of supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate level


[Treatment after recruitment (job title, salary, working hours, employment type, employment period / trial period)] * Important
Based on “18 . Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff Subject to New Annual Salary System"
Term of Employment: No Fixed Term (Until the end of the fiscal year at 65 years of age)
Probationary Period 6 months

[Overtime hours, rest periods, discretionary labor system, holidays, various insurances (social insurance, labor insurance), various systems (pay increase system, bonuses, transportation expenses, retirement allowances), the type of agreement with the applicant when not hiring, etc.]
Based on “6. Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff"
*The Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type will be applied (deemed working hours: 8 hours a day)
Medical insurance and employee's pension insurance of the Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment Insurance and Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance
Concerning work conditions other than the above-mentioned, please refer to “3. Work
Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff" and/or related regulations.
Please note the above-mentioned work conditions are as of the day this employment offer is posted, and subject to change.

[The measures against second-hand smoking in your workplace.] * Important
Osaka University campuses and related facilities are smoke-free, except for designated areas.

Application period
2022/07/28 -  2022/11/30 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application documents, application (submission) method (Mail, attachment to e-mail, details on using the web application, etc.), destination (address, e-mail address, web application URL, etc.)]
Applications must be written in English or Japanese and include the following
1. A Curriculum Vitae
*Please use the university form for educational/research positions available at the
following website.
2. A list of research achievements (original papers, review papers, books, patents,
presentations at international conferences)
3. Reprints of major original papers (4 copies, photocopies acceptable)
4. A list and an outline of awards and prizes
5. An outline of research and education achievements (within two A4 pages)
6. A research plan and educational aspirations (within two A4 pages)
7. Name, affiliation, and contact information of two professional references who are willing to be contacted
8. Copies of English proficiency certificate such as TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC scores, a description of periods of residency outside Japan that demonstrate your English ability, or English related job experiences
*Personal information in the application documents will only be used for the purpose of screening and hiring procedures, and will not be disclosed to any third party.

Please submit by e-mail:
*Write “Application for Professor in Graduate School of Engineering" in the subject line.
*Attach the application documents in PDF format (with full security countermeasures).
If any difficulty in submitting by e-mail, please submit by postal service:
Attention: Professor Takanori Kitada
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka 565-0871 JAPAN
*Please write “Application for Professor in Graduate School of Engineering" on the front of the envelope in red ink.
*Applications should be sent by registered mail.
Contact Person: Professor Takanori Kitada

[Selection details (interview / selection location, selection method, notification of result, etc.)]
Document screening will be followed by interviews. Selected applicants will be notified within two weeks after the application deadline.
*Travel and accommodation fees necessary for interviews are to be covered by the applicant. For applicants residing overseas, the applicant may request an online interview.

[Result notification method, whether application documents can be returned or not, etc.]
*Please note that unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.
*Submitted application documents will not be returned.

[Contact information (department, official position, name, institution e-mail address and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important
Contact Person: Professor Takanori Kitada

Online Submission
Online Submission with all application documents is available.
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Additional considerations when applying
■Applying from Long-Distance Areas or Overseas

For applicants residing overseas, the applicant may request an online interview.

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