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Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer (Chair of Applied Reaction Chemistry, Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University)
Kyoto University
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Department of Molecular Engineering
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National university
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
A successful candidate will be expected to be a person, who is internationally leading the research field on Physical Chemistry, having outstanding achievements in the corresponding field.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
The research mission of the present position: Physical Chemistry
The educational mission of the present position: Lectures on Condensed matter Physical Chemistry in the Department of Molecular Engineering (Graduate School of Engineering) as well as supervising Mater and/or Ph.D. candidates in the above graduate school. Lectures, exercise sessions, and/or lab classes on fundamental physical chemistry in the School of Industrial Chemistry for bachelor candidates.

[Address of work location and other information]
Kyoto University Katsura Campus, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8510, JAPAN

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer

[Starting date]
Anticipated on October 1st, 2021 or later at the earliest possible date.

Research field
All Chemistry
Mathematical and physical sciences
Mathematical and physical sciences
Solid State Physics
Job type
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Kinki district - Kyoto 

[Details of required special expertise, qualification of the specific fields or degrees, etc.]

A successful candidate has a degree of either PhD or Doctor of
Engineering or Science.


Probation period: Six months in accordance with the regulations of Kyoto University

Business hours:Full-time employment in a discretionary work system, based on 7 hours, 45 minutes (8:30-17:15 work schedule with a one-hour break) per day, 38 hours 45 minutes per week.

Days off: Saturday, Sunday, national holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, Foundation Day, and summer vacation.

Salary and allowance: To be determined in accordance with Kyoto University regulations

Social insurance: Eligible for MEXT* mutual aid association membership, employment insurance, and workers' compensation insurance
*Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Application period
2021/04/17 -  2021/06/30 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

Please submit the following documents in electronic versions. Please save all files in Portable Document Format (PDF), and send the files in e-mail attachment to the following e-mail address, OR, in a electronic medium such as an USB thumb drive, a CD/DVD disk by post. For the latter, send all documents using a traceable delivery/courier services.
JREC-IN Portal Web application is available.

1) A curriculum vitae including (a) photo, (b) contact address, (c) phone numbers/e-mail contact address, (d) educational background, (e) professional background, (f) any certifications, and (g) awards.
2) A publication list sectioned for (a) peer-reviewed or refereed journal papers, (b) published reviews or book chapters as well as edited books, (c) identification number of ORCID and/or Web of Science, and (d) patents.
3) Reprints or copies of five papers representative papers.
4) A concise personal statement in about 2,000 words describing the candidate's research achievements.
5) A concise personal statement in about 1,000 words describing the candidate's future vision for research after the assignment in the Department, and
6) A concise personal statement in about 1,000 words describing the candidate's future vision for education after the assignment in the Department, and
7) A list of references with contact information to whom the University can ask for opinions on the research and education experiences of the candidate.
Selection Committee
Department of Molecular Engineering, Kyoto University
C4-009, Kyoto University Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8510, JAPAN

Screening: The Selection Committee qualifies all candidates, based on the documents submitted. An interview may be scheduled, if necessary, and will be informed of to selected interviews. The final decision will be made by all professoriate members in the Departments of Molecular Engineering. Each candidate will be informed of the final decision pertaining to him/herself only.

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

The final interview for shortlisted candidates will be, in principle, held at Kyoto University, however in case of immigration/quarantine issues by the current COVID-19 situation, we may recommend to have a on-line interview for the candiates.

Additional information

・ The university will not return your application documents. Personal information contained in the application documents will be used solely for the purpose of screening applicants, and never for any other purposes.
・ Kyoto University is creating a culturally diverse environment. An equal opportunity is offered to this open position regardless of disability. We give priority to women if they have equal competence based on fair examination.
・ The faculty organization the selected belongs to is the Faculty of Industrial Chemistry, while he/she is involved in the education and research in the Department of Molecular Engineering, the Graduate School of Engineering.

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