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Call for a Professor Position for the Telescope Array 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 in studying the origin and nature of cosmic rays and astroparticle physics. We are seeking a candidate who will belong to the High Energy Cosmic Ray Division and lead experimental research on exploring the origin of highest energy cosmic rays.

[Job description (work / duties after recruitment, subject responsible for, etc.)]
The successful applicant shall take a leading role in the operation and maintenance of the Telescope Array (TA) observatory and its extensions in Utah in USA as well as the observational research. We also expect the appointee to make a core contribution in formulating the future plan in the High Energy Cosmic Ray Research Division. The successful candidate is expected to be fluent enough in Japanese.

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Kashiwa, Chiba

[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.

[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.

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Application period
2021/07/19 Deadline for receipt
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[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: “ ICRR2021-04 ".

[Selection details (interview / selection location, selection method, notification of result, etc.)]
Selection process:
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 Hiroyuki Sagawa with the e-mail address, (please replace _at_ with @)

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