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Position Available for Assistant Professor (Bacteriology)(Application Deadline Extended)
Hiroshima University
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Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
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National university
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
Hiroshima University has been selected as one of the 13 Type A (top type) universities under the fiscal 2014 program to support the creation of super global universities. Hiroshima University aims to become one of the global top 100 universities by continuously producing global talents and creating knowledge while promoting university reforms centering on the twin pillars of educational and research capabilities.
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University invites applications for one (1) of Assistant Professor.
The Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University seeks applicants for 1 Assistant Professor position to strengthen our functions with regard to international dental education and research. The candidate is desired to have skills and experience to work on education and research in the field of life sciences.
In education, we seek a person as Assistant Professor who can instruct graduate and undergraduate students in Microbiology, Oral Microbiology and related subjects, while having sufficient knowledge to train students as advanced dental professionals or researchers in the School of Dentistry (Program of Dentistry and Program of Oral Health Science), the School of Medicine (Program of Medicine) and the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences. Our School of Dentistry launched an International Dental Course in 2011 and is implementing student education to improve global student competency. In the school, the Assistant Professor must conduct lectures as “Dual Linguistic Education" using English and Japanese.
In research, we seek a person who can conduct research on Bacteriology. This person shall be able to conduct research projects in cooperation with laboratories within and outside Hiroshima University.
We seek a person in the abovementioned fields who has enthusiasm for educational and clinical activities and can achieve excellent research results. The person shall understand the principles and visions of our schools, hospital and university and have belief in and passion for our schools and university administration.
We would appreciate if you send this announcement to relevant audiences. Also, we would be grateful if you could recommend someone who meets our requirements or encourage competent candidates to apply for this position.

[Field of Specialization]

[Subject in charge]
Undergraduate level (general education courses): Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students etc.
Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses): [Program of Dentistry] Microbiology I, Microbiology II, Practice of Oral Microbiology and Immunology, [Program of Oral Health Science] Microbiology and Oral Microbiology, [Program of Medicine] Lecture on Host Reactions (Bacteriology)
Graduate level (master's programs): Seminar on Bacteriology and Oral Bacteriology
Graduate level (doctoral programs): Advanced seminar on Bacteriology and Oral Bacteriology

*In addition to the courses listed above, he or she may be asked to teach other general education courses and/or discipline specific courses in other departments and graduate schools.

[Address of work location and other information]
1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8553, Japan

[Number of positions]
Assistant Professor, one (1)

[Starting date]
The earliest possible date after April 1, 2022

[Tenure Track System]
Tenure-track faculty members will undergo a tenure review within six (6) months prior to completion of the term of appointment, and those who have successfully passed the review process will be granted tenure along with promotion to associate professor.
Granting a candidate for tenure is subject to two reviewing process: an intermediate and final review. If a candidate is not granted tenure in final review, he/she will be dismissed from the university upon completion of the term of appointment.
If a candidate has taken a leave because of some life events such as delivering a baby, child-raising and caregiving, he/she may extend the term of appointment up to certain period according to the length of such leave.
*If you would like to know more about the standards for tenure review, please contact the office shown below for any enquiries.

Research field
Medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy
Medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy
All Medicine,dentistry,and pharmacy
Job type
Assistant Professor level
Employment status
5 years
Work location
Chugoku district - Hiroshima 

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:
(1)Hold a doctorate or an equivalent degree by the time the appointment begins
(2)Be able to supervise doctoral students in preparation of doctoral dissertations
(3)Have experience in supervising graduate students in a master's and/or doctoral program(s) in preparation of thesis/dissertation.
(4)Be able to teach classes and supervise students in Japanese and English


[Salary, etc.]
(1)The annual salary system (II) (the new system enforced in October 2021) will be applied to the successful candidates.
*You can find the outline of the annual salary system (II) in the following URL;
(2)Successful candidates may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for the trip from their home or former place of work to the new place of work to assume their post in accordance with the relevant regulations of Hiroshima University. For more information, please contact us.

[Work Hours]
If you are agreeable to the application of the Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work, you are deemed to work for 7 hours and 45 minutes a day and 38 hours and 45 minutes a week. If not, working hours are from 8:30 to 17:00 (from Monday to Friday) and break time is from 12:00 to 12:45.

Saturday and Sunday, National Holidays, 12/29 to 1/3

[Social Insurance]
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association,
Employment insurance, Workers' compensation insurance

Other details depend on the Hiroshima University regulations.

Application period
2021/12/10 Deadline for receipt
All application documents must reach us by 5 p.m. on December 10, 2021 (Japan Standard Time).
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application method]
1.Application Documents
(1)Recommendation letter (Self-recommendation is allowed.) (Free format)
(2)Curriculum Vitae (Form 1, Form2)
(3)List of Achievements (Form 3)
(4)Summary of 5 Major Publications (Free format)
Write summaries of the 10 major publications in the last 10 years in either Japanese (approximately 200-400 characters for each publication) or English (approximately 100-200 words for each publication).
(5)Overview of Education and Research Achievements and Future Development / Aspiration (Free format)
Write about the following items in either Japanese (approximately 1,500 characters in total) or English (approximately 750 words in total).
1) Your overview of education and research
2) Plans and aspirations for the future education and research
3) Your ideas or opinions for the future university reform
(6)Offprints of all publications (Copies are allowed.)

* All of the above documents must be written in English or Japanese. The application form is available on the attached documents.

2.Address to Which to Send Application Documents
All application documents should be sent by registered mail to:
Personnel Affairs, General Affairs Group, Kasumi Campus Management Support Office,
Hiroshima University
1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8553, JAPAN

* Write in red "Application (Bacteriology)" on the envelope.
* Please submit CD-R with “Application Documents (2)-(5)" saved in Excel or Word format.
* Submitted application documents, etc. will not be returned.

[Selection process]
(1)Selection will be made based on all application documents submitted.
(2)Interviews will be conducted as needed. As a general rule, we will conduct simulated lessons in English. In such cases, please note that travel expenses will be the responsibility of the applicant. Applicants who pass the initial document review will be informed of interview date, time and format.
(3)Hiroshima University promotes a gender-equal society in accordance with the legislative intent of the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society.

[Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)]
Professor Komatsuzawa Hitoshi
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
Tel: +81-82-257-5635
E-mail: komatsuz[at] (please replace “[at]" with “@")

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Additional information

・We conduct individual performance evaluations for all Hiroshima University faculty members after their employment, numerically rate their performance, and salary and benefits are commensurate with performance indicators.
・Probationary employment period: six (6) months
・Personal information obtained from application documents will not be used or provided to any third party for purposes other than the necessary procedures related to personnel affairs, salary, and welfare.
・All the faculty members of Hiroshima University belong to the "Academy", which is the single university-wide faculty organization, and each faculty as a member of the Academy of the University is appointed to educational and/or research organizations such as an individual undergraduate school, graduate school, research center and institute.
・For each specialized field of faculty, Hiroshima University has defined Minimum standards for hiring new faculty (“the minimum standards"). We use the minimum standards for the initial screening process of the applicants, and only those who have cleared the minimum standards will qualify as the candidates for the post concerned. The minimum standards used for this international job offer can be viewed by clicking the following URL link.
・With the aim of achieving medium to long-term growth to join the top 100 world university rankings list, Hiroshima University plans to recruit and develop excellent researchers. Furthermore, in order to make the age structure of the faculty more balanced, the University plans to implement a campus-wide initiative to provide a diverse group of faculty members—especially young, female, and non-Japanese faculty members—with more opportunities to play a leading role on campus, thereby invigorating research and education activities at the University. With this in mind, the University seeks applications from young researchers this time around.
・HU provides employment information (research job, desk job and etc.).
If your spouse wishes to work for HU, please refer to the following URL link.
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