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Associate Professor, Combustion Science, Mechanical Engineering, Kyushu University
Kyushu University
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Institution type
National university
Content of job information

[Available positions]
Associate Professor, 1 position

[Research area]
Combustion Science (Laminar and Turbulent Combustion, Combustion Modelling and Simulation, Combustion Emissions, Next Generation Fuel and Combustion Technologies, Hypersonic Combustion, Combustion Diagnostics, Chemical Kinetics, Combustion Apparatus, Combustion Control, Waste Combustion, Fire and Explosion)

[Teaching duties]
Subjects related to Combustion, Reactive Gas Dynamics and Mechanical Engineering

[Starting date]
As soon as possible after decision

Research field
Mechanical engineering
Job type
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Trial employment period (Three months)
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Fukuoka 

Applicants must have Ph.D. and/or Doctor degree, Abilities for research and education in the field of Combustion, Excellent research achievements. Sufficient communication skill in Japanese language is required.


Place of work: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, 744 Motooka, Nishi, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan

Working hours, break time and overtime work: 7 hours and 45 minutes per day based on discretionary labor system for professional work

Holiday: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and from December 29 to January 3

Salary: Annual salary system (started from April 1, 2020) will be applied. Base annual salary is determined based on professional experience, job responsibilities and other relevant factors along with the University's related regulations.

Insurances: Employment insurance, Industrial injury insurance, Health insurance, and Employee pension

Application period
2021/06/30 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application documents]
(1) Curriculum Vitae including contact information, e-mail address, birthday, recent photograph, academic record, job history, and qualifications
(2) List of Research Achievements (including peer-reviewed academic journal papers, international conference proceedings, books, review articles, scientific reports, patents and papers to be published, etc.)
(3) List of research grants
(4) Teaching Activities and Experiences (including those at institutions and/or companies)
(5) Affiliation and activities in academic societies, professional and outreach activities. Awards and other significant achievements should be stated.
(6) Summary of research activities (Up to 1,000 words)
(7) Future research plans (Up to 1,000 words)
(8) Reasons for applying and aspirations for education and research in Kyushu University (Up to 500 words)
(9) Reprints or copies of major publications (Up to five publications)
(10) References including Name, title, affiliation and contact information (Two or more references)

* One original and four copies of the application documents (1)-(10) must be submitted.

[Evaluation process]
Primary evaluation through application documents screening, followed by secondary examination through an interview including an oral presentation.
Travel expense for the interview shall not be covered.

[Address for submitting Application Documents and inquires]
Professor Toshiaki KITAGAWA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
744 Motooka, Nishi, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan
TEL: +81-92-802-3148,FAX: +81-92-802-0001

* Use reliable postal services. Write “Application for Associate Professor Position in Combustion Science" in red on the envelope.
* Note that the application documents will not be returned to the applicant.

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(1) The details of the department can be found on:
(2) In line with the Basic Act for a Gender-Equal Society (Act No. 78 of 1999), Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer:
(3) Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer and follows the principle of Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 84 of 1970), 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).
(4) The system of employment of faculty members with accompanying spouse has been implemented at Kyushu University from July 2017.
(5) Kyushu University prohibits the smoking in the site to avoid exposure of environmental tobacco smoke.

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