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Associate Professor (Laboratory of Architectural Design, Research Group of Architectural and Environmental Design, Division of Architecture )
Hokkaido University
URL of institution or department
Personnel Section, Faculty of Engineering
Institution type
National university
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
The Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University invites applications for an academic position of associate professor described as follows:

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
【Laboratory and Division】
Laboratory of Architectural Design, Division of Architecture

【Research Area】
Architectural Design and Architectural History with emphasis on concept making and design method of architectural and urban design for cold snowy region in Japan as well as in other countries

【Course Responsibilities】
Graduate courses offered by the Division of Architectural and Structural Design in both Japanese and English. Undergraduate courses offered by the Course of Architecture, Department of Socio-Environment Engineering such as History of Architecture, History of Modern Architecture, Introductory Exercise on Planning and Design, Exercise in Planning and Design I, II, III and Urban Planning and Design Practice.
2.Advising Duties
Service as academic advisor for undergraduate and graduate students
3.Other Duties
Duties (primarily in Japanese) as Faculty/Course committee member, etc.

[Address of work location and other information]
Kita 13, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
1 Position
Associate Professor

[Date of Appointment]
April 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible after this date

Research field
Architecture and building engineering
Job type
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Hokkaido district - Hokkaido 

[Details of required special expertise, qualification of the specific fields or degrees, etc.]
【Minimum Qualifications】
(1)Doctorate or Ph.D. at the time of appointment
(2)Substantial record in the research area specified above in addition to enthusiasm toward teaching and advising students
(3)Ability to perform research, education, and administration duties in both Japanese and English
(4)Past excellent architectural design or spatial design performance as well as research performance


[Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.]
【Probation Period】
3 months

【Working hours, etc.】
Monday to Friday・Discretionary work routine (standard 8:30-17:00)・Break time 45 minutes

・National University Corporation Hokkaido University Salary Regulations for Faculty Subject to Annual Salary System

【Health insurance, etc.】
・Employee pension insurance
・Mutual Association of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
・Employment Insurance
・Workers' accident compensation insurance

【Measures to Prevent Second-hand Smoke】
Smoking on campus is allowed in designated areas only

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

[Application method (Application documents/ Submission methods of Postal mail, e-mail, Web application (including description for using JREC-IN Portal "Web application" function) etc./ Where to send documents such as address, e-mail address, etc.)]

【Documents to Submit】
Applicants are asked to submit the following documents both in print on A4-sized paper and in electronic format stored in CD, DVD or USB flash drive. For materials (1), (2), and (3), please used the designated format which can be downloaded from the following site:

(1)Detailed Curriculum Vitae
Include ID photo, date of birth, nationality if other than Japanese, full contact information (postal address, phone number, e-mail address), educational history and degrees earned including and beyond Bachelor's degree, qualifications, and employment history.
(2)Research Achievements
A)Publications and industry works listed in chronological order and separated into the following categories: archival journal articles (indicate impact factor and times cited; underline your name; place asterisk next to articles for which you served as responsible author or corresponding author), books, proceedings from international symposiums, commentaries and reviews, invited lectures, architectural design projects, patents, inventions, etc. For each item, provide the full authorship information.
B)Research funds listed in chronological order and separated into the following categories: scientific research grants such as KAKENHI (PI or co-PI), research funded by private entities as either collaborative research or contract research (PI only), and other public research grants (PI only).
C)Membership and scholarly activities in professional associations, public contributions (including research collaboration with industry), awards and honors, etc.
(3)Educational Achievements
A)Teaching contributions: undergraduate and graduate education (include a list of courses taught), adjunct positions, and teaching appointments other than the university system.
B)Contributions to education improvement: textbook authorship or translation, books or papers on education improvement, and grants and awards concerning education
C)Miscellaneous: membership in educational committees and other notable activities
(4)Printed copies of five journal articles published within the last five years
(5) Printed copies of one architectural or spatial design project
(6)Research plan (approximately 1000 words)
(7)Education philosophy (approximately 1000 words)
(8)Identity and contact information of two references: name, institution, postal address, phone number, e-mail address

【Submission Method】
Applications should be sent using either of the following:
(1) Via registered mail to the postal address indicated below. Please indicate "Position for Division of Architecture, No.“2022-16" in red ink. The submitted document will not be returned to the applicant. Applications will not be used for purposes other than this job posting.
(2) Via upload link of JREC-IN Portal(

【Contact Addresses】
Postal address for document submission
Personnel Office, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Kita 13, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan 060-8628
phone: +81-11-706-6156, 6117, 6118

Please note that an interview may be conducted for shortlisted candidates. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenditures for the interview. Should travel to Sapporo city be unrealistic for the candidate due to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the interview may be conducted online via computer software.

Prof. Taichiro Okazaki, Division Head
Division of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University
Kita 13, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Japan 060-8628
Phone: +81-11-706-6231

Online Submission
Online Submission with all application documents is available.
JREC-IN Portal web application
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