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Call for a Professor Position for the CTA Project
The University of Tokyo
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Institute for Cosmic Ray Research
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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 Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, the University of Tokyo, has a long-standing history of cosmic ray study and astroparticle physics. We are seeking a candidate who will belong to the High Energy Cosmic Ray Division and perform experimental research on high-energy gamma-ray astrophysics. The institute is now leading the construction of an array of four CTA large-size telescopes (LSTs) on La Palma, the Canary Islands in Spain, aiming to further develop high-energy gamma-ray astronomy in the international framework of the CTA project. The array of four LSTs will be completed in 2023 and operated for more than 20 years.

[Job description (work / duties after recruitment, subject responsible for, etc.)]
We are looking for the person who will lead the construction of these telescopes, operate and maintain them in cooperation with the CTA Observatory, and play a central role in the organization, management, and science in CTA-Japan. The person shall have a strong motivation and leadership to achieve scientific results on cosmic ray physics, high-energy cosmic physics, and cosmic particle physics. The successful candidate is expected to be fluent enough in Japanese.

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

[Starting date, employment date, etc.]
As soon as possible from 1st March 2022

Research field
Interdisciplinary science and engineering
All Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Job type
Professor level
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Kanto district - Chiba 

[Public qualifications needed in specific field(s), conditions (education, degree, etc.), experience (how many years) and expertise required for specific field(s)]
Applicants shall have a Ph.D. Applications from applicants of all genders, nationalities, and levels of research experience are welcome.


[Treatment after recruitment (job title, salary, working hours, employment type, employment period / trial period)] * Important
Compensation: Basic Salary is defined in the University employment law. The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the insurance from the Mutual Aid Association of MEXT and employment insurance.

Term: unlimited until age 65

[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.]
Working Hours: Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours, 45 minutes per day, or 38 hours 45 minutes per week.
Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, Japanese National Holidays, and the year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
Leave: Annual Paid Leave, Special Leave, etc.

[The measures against second-hand smoking in your workplace.] * Important

Application period
2021/07/19 Deadline for receipt
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/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.)]
Please submit the following documents in either English or Japanese as PDF files (A4 size paper, 29.5cm x 21cm or similar) attached to an e-mail. Once the application documents are received a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the applicant. Applicants should verify they receive this confirmation after submission.

1.Curriculum vitae,
2.Summary of past research activities (up to 3 pages),
3.Research plan (up to 3 pages), and
4.Publication list including a list of oral presentations at conferences, workshops, and a list of external funding obtained so far. Please include copies of the applicant's most important publications (up to five papers) and clearly mark these in the publication list,
5.Possible start date.

All application materials should be sent on time to the following address, (please replace _at_ with @).
Subject of e-mail: “ ICRR2021-03 ".

[Selection details (interview / selection location, selection method, notification of result, etc.)]
Applicants will be screened on the basis of their application materials and candidates will be invited for interviews. Candidates will be contacted with information concerning the interview process.

[Result notification method, whether application documents can be returned or not, etc.]

[Contact information (department, official position, name, institution e-mail address and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important
Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Masahiro Teshima with the e-mail address, (please replace _at_ with @)

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