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Assistant Professor Position, Control and Systems Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Kyushu University
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Mechanical Engineering
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National university
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Assistant Professor
[Work contents]
Research and Education
Control and Systems Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University.
Robotics field (e.g. Motor intelligence, Manipulation, Soft robotics, Machine learning, etc.)
[Teaching duties]
Mechanical engineering experiments, Subjects related to Robotics, Systems control, etc.
[Start date]
As soon as possible after decision. (For those who are expected to receive Ph.D. degree by March 2022, the start date will be April 1st, 2022.)
[Position Type]
Regular full-time with 5 years contract.

Research field
Mechanical engineering
Human informatics
Complex systems
Biomedical engineering
Job type
Assistant Professor level
Employment status
5 years contract
Work location
Kyushu and Okinawa district - Fukuoka 

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. degree (including those who are expected to receive a Ph.D. degree by March 2022), abilities for research and education in Robotics, and excellent research achievements.
Sufficient communication skill in the Japanese language is desirable.


[Place of work]
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, 744 Moto'oka, Nishi-Ku, 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
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, and from December 29 to January 3.
The 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.
Employment insurance, Industrial injury insurance, Health insurance, and Employee pension
[Status for preventing passive smoking]
Kyushu University prohibits smoking on the site to avoid exposure to environmental tobacco smoke.

Application period
2021/03/01 -  2021/08/31 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application Documents]
(1) Curriculum Vitae including contact information, e-mail address, recent photograph, academic record, job history, and qualifications. (no specific format)
(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 in Kyushu University (Up to 1,000 words)
(8) Reasons for applying and aspirations for education and research in Kyushu University (Up to 500 words)
(9) Reprints of major publications (Up to three publications)
(10) References including name, title, affiliation, and contact information (One or more references)
* From (3) to (5) are not mandatory when you have no content to be mentioned.

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

[Address for submitting Application Documents and inquires]
(1) When submitting by reliable post service:
Please send one set of the application documents to the following address:
Kenji TAHARA, Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of
Engineering, Kyushu University
744 Moto'oka, Nishi-Ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan
TEL: +81-92-802-3238
(2) When submitting electronically:
Please contact by email at the following address. We will inform you of a secure common folder URL, and you can upload one set of the application documents.
# Note that the application documents will not be returned to the applicant.

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