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Recruitment of Associate Professor(Aquatic Research Section)
Hokkaido University
URL of institution or department
Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere
Institution type
National university
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[Available positions]
Associate Professor

[Employment status]

[Department and Division]
(see Supplemental information 1)
Aquatic Research Station, FSC, HU
Division of Research and Education: Section of Aquatic Research
Graduate School: Course in Aquatic Biology, Division of Biosphere Science, Graduate School of Environmental Science, HU
Undergraduate School: School of Fisheries Sciences, HU

[Work place]
Hakodate Marine Branch (20-5, Benten-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido, 040-0051, JAPAN)

[Desired Start date]
April 1, 2022

[Probation Period]
Three Months

Research field
Biological Science
Job type
Associate Professor/Lecturer (full-time) level
Employment status
Work location
Hokkaido district - Hokkaido 

[Qualifications and requirements]
(1)PhD at the time of appointment
(2)Outstanding achievements and publications in the research field of aquatic bioresources and ecosystem sensing
(3)Ability in contributing to education for undergraduate students in General Education Courses and in School of Fisheries (lectures, laboratory work, seminars, exercises (including field training)), and for graduate students in Graduate School of Environmental Science: Teaching master's and doctoral students in the Division of Biosphere Science, Course in Aquatic Biology (lectures, laboratory work, seminars, exercises, etc.) in HU
(4)Ability in contributing to education for students in other universities in Joint Usage / Education Center (see Supplemental information 2); management and education in the special marine field courses, and educational and research supports for undergraduate and graduate students of other universities with effective use of the facilities
(5)Ability to manage facilities and research field of Aquatic Research Station and field research facilities belonging to FSC. Establishment of education and research programs at the local facilities, and achievement of relationship with the local community through the social educations
(6)Ability to give lectures in the graduate and undergraduate courses both in Japanese and English languages


[Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.]
The salary is determined in accordance with the regulations of HU.

・Working Forms
Discretionary labor system for professional work (The working hours for a day is deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes.)

・Health Insurance, etc.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association, Employees Pension, Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance and Employment Insurance

Application period
2021/12/20 Deadline for receipt
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application method (Application documents/ Submission methods of Postal mail, e-mail, Web application (including description for using JREC-IN Portal "Web application" function) etc./ Where to send documents such as address, e-mail address, etc.)]
・Application Materials
(1)One copy of Curriculum Vitae
*Free format with an attached photo taken within six months, academic history, degree, qualifications, record of awards and employment history
*Applicant who has been employed by Hokkaido University from April 1, 2013 (any position, including Part-time Lecturer, TA, TF, RA and Short-term Support Assistant, etc.) should provide full details of your employment history
(2)One copy of publication lists (see Supplemental information 3)
List the publications classified by Articles in peer-reviewed journals, PhD thesis, books, reviews and other publications (non peer-reviewed materials), and other achievements including symposia organized, professional committees and service, invited speeches, awards, grants and experience of education
(3)Copies of 5 major publications
(4)One copy of summary of past activities for research, education and public outreach (about 1,000 words)
(5)One copy of motivation statements of research and education goals upon appointment, especially for commitment in FSC (about 1,000 words)
(6)A list of two reference persons and contact information (i.e., names, affiliations, positions and e-mail addresses)
*No need to contact them from applicant in advance

・Application address:
Mr. Kosuke Nishimura (HR Department), Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Kita 11 Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0811, Japan
*All documents must be submitted by registered mail to the address described above. Please write “Application for Associate Professor in Aqutic Research Section" in red font on the front of the envelope. Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant.
*Email application with attached PDF files is also acceptable to chanta-nishimura AT (replace AT with @). Please put “Application for Associate Professor in Aqutic Research Section" in the subject of the email.

[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]
・Selection process:
Screening of application materials. Applicants may be asked to visit HU for an interview and presentation by the selection committee. In the event that an interview is required, the applicants are responsible for any travel expenditures. Internet interview might be applied in a certain case.

[Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)]
Prof. Masahiro Nakaoka (nakaoka AT; replace AT with @)
Aquatic Research Station, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University

Attached documents
Online Submission
Online Submission with all application documents is available.
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Additional information

At Hokkaido University, we are actively promoting both education and research activities while relying on diverse human resources and gender-equality. Therefore, we explicitly invite women qualified in research field to apply. We are also actively supporting a satisfying work-life-balance and are thus creating ideal environments for people to reach their full potentials.

Supplemental information
(1) FSC, HU consists of the Experimental Forests, Livestock Farm, Experiment Farm, Botanic Garden and Marine and Freshwater Stations. Faculty members belong to three stations such as the Forest Research Station, the Agro-ecosystem Research Station, and the Aquatic Research Station (this recruitment) and have responsibility for managements of the facilities. Education and Research Division has four sections: Forest Research, Agro-Ecosystem Research, Aquatic Research, and Integrated Research. Further information can be found at the following URL:
Aquatic Research Station currently includes six professors, four associate professors and five assistant professors.

(2) Usujiri Fisheries Station, Nanae freshwater Station, Oshoro Marine Station, and Hakodate Marine Branch have been approved as a Joint Usage / Education Center as the “Field Study of Aquatic Bioresources and Environment in Hokkaido" by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) since 2015. Further information can be found at the following URL: (in Japanese)

(3) Please download the format of the list of publications from the following URL:
Other formats are also acceptable as long as they contain all the necessary information.

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