Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University invites applications for a full-time, tenured Professor position

2021 June 25 JOBS

Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University invites applications for a full-time, tenured Professor position.

We encourage applicants who have shown world-class excellence in life science research. The successful candidate will organize a research group and teach in the Division of Biological Science.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct:
1) Classes for graduate and undergraduate courses*;
2) Research supervision for master’s theses and Ph.D. dissertations;
3) Administration and management tasks;
4) Other ordinary duties.
*Possible undergraduate courses to be taught include:
• *Molecular Genetics Ia
• *Biological Chemistry II
• Part of Reading in Molecular Biological Science I
• Part of Laboratory Courses in Biological Science IV
• Advanced Experiments in Biological Science
• Part of G30 Classes and Laboratory Courses (educations for international students)
*Each course is equivalent to one 90-minute lecture per week for 15 weeks.

1) Doctoral degree in any field of life science (e.g., biology, agriculture, medicine, or pharmacy)
2) Demonstrated ability to advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to obtain the degree
3) Willingness to participate in teaching courses for Japanese and international undergraduate and graduate students,
and administrative duties
4) Strong expertise and evidence of success in life science research
5) English fluency sufficient to teach and guide international students
6) Japanese language proficiency is mandatory

Term:The contract will start on April 1, 2022.

Note: Nagoya University has the retirement age of 65 years old for this position.

Location:Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan

Affiliation:Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University

Conforming to the rules of Tokai National Higher Education and Research System (Japanese version only)

Application Requirements:
1) Full curriculum vitae with a photo attached, country of citizenship, university graduation date.
2) List of research achievements— please separate original papers from the others
3) Summary of research experience— about 1,100 words (English) or 2,000 characters (Japanese)
4) Proposal for future research plans— about 550 words (English) or 1,000 characters (Japanese)
5) Statement of teaching philosophy, addressing the applicant’s ability to integrate creative thinking into the courses taught— about 550 words (English) or 1,000 characters (Japanese)
6) Evidence of achievements
1. Research grants received (2017-2021)
2. Invited lectures at any organization of international conferences (2017-2021)
3. Other participation in symposia, workshops and educational courses (2017-2021)
4. Activities in academic societies, prizes and awards
7) Three personal references from internationally recognized researchers with contact details
8) PDF files of five key articles (original papers only)

Application Procedure:
All applicants should submit their applications via email.
All required documents should be combined into a single PDF file and sent to “” with “2021 Professor Application” in the subject line of the email. The size of each PDF file must be smaller than 20MB. After submission, you will receive a reply confirming receipt. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application documents will not be returned. Applicants will be notified of the final results by e-mail after the selection of the successful candidate.

1) Short-listing through application review
2) Interview

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be notified via email for further instructions

If you have any questions, please send an email to the same address as above (in English or Japanese).

Application deadline: August 31, 2021

1) Nagoya University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from female researchers are encouraged.
2) The submitted information will be strictly managed under the privacy policy of Nagoya University and will be used only for this selection.
3) Graduate School of Science will not bear your travel expenses to Nagoya University for any reasons during the selection.
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