【Recruitment Info】The University of Tokyo Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary Science [Female only](Due: 7th May 2024)

Please read the following details of recruitment of the University of Tokyo Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary Science.

1 Job title and number of positions available
 One position at the Assistant Professor level
2 Date of Commencement of Employment
 1st July 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter
3 Term of Employment

 Non fixed-term (tenured)
4 Probation Period
 6 months from the date of employment
5 Place of Work
 Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
6 Affiliation
 The Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo. Group affiliation will be decided based on the field of expertise of the successful applicant.
7 Field of expertise
 Earth and Planetary Science (Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Space and Planetary Science, Earth and Planetary System Science, Solid Earth Science, Geosphere and Biosphere Science)
8 Content of Work Duties
 In addition to her own research, the successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including practicals, laboratory work and field work when appropriate for the specialist field.
9 Working Hours
 Based on the discretionary work system for professional work, working hours are deemed to be 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.
10 Days off
 Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and end-of-year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
11 Paid Leave
 Annual leave, summer leave, bereavement leave etc.
12 Wages, etc.
 An annual-based salary system. Salary decided after taking into account the successful candidate’s academic and professional background, etc.
13 Allowances
 Commuting allowance (Up to 55,000 yen/month if requirements are met), and other allowances decided by the University of Tokyo
14 Insurance
 The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the insurance scheme provided by the Mutual Aid Association of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and employment insurance.
15 Requirements
 A female who has Ph.D. or an equivalent qualification at the date of employment
Sufficient Japanese ability for instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels (where this is not possible at the time of appointment, this level of language proficiency is desired within five years).
16 Application materials required

  • Curriculum vitae using the University of Tokyo Standard Resume Format https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400026271.xlsx
  • A summary of the main research and teaching activities of the applicant (about 1000 words).
  • List of publications and related scientific output, which should be divided into the following 4 types;
    Refereed papers and review articles
    ・Non-refereed papers and review articles
    ・Other relevant material
  • PDF files of up to 3 significant publications
  • Outline of aspirations and plans for research and education after taking office (about 1000 words)
  • Names and contact information for 2 referees who can provide an independent assessment of the candidate.

17 Document submission
 All documents should be submitted as email attachments in pdf format. The documents can be separated into several separate emails but the total size of each individual mail should not exceed 10 MB. Applications should be sent to josei-jinji1@eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp and the subject should be Female Assistant Professor in Earth and Planetary Science. An acknowledgement will be sent within 2 working days of receipt of the application documents.
18 Application Deadline
 All documents must arrive on or before Tuesday, 7th May 2024.
19 Enquiries
 Prof. Kaoru Sato
 Department of Earth and Planetary Science
 Graduate School of Science
 The University of Tokyo
 E-mail: kaoru@eps.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
 Tel: +81 (0)3-5841-4668
20 Name of Recruiter
 The University of Tokyo
21 State of working measures to avoid passive smoking
 Smoking is prohibited inside the buildings of our university. There are a limited number of smoking areas outdoors in the university grounds.
22 Others

  • Interviews may be conducted after screening of documents. However, travel expenses to the interview location must be borne by the applicant.
  • Personal information received through this application process will not be used for any other purposes.
  • At the end of a five-year period there will be an assessment of the successful candidate’s achievements in research and education.
  • he University of Tokyo is committed to gender equality in hiring. More details of School of Science Master Plan for Gender Equality are available on the website https://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/overview/gender/
  • During the period of employment, sharing controlled technology to you may be prohibited by FEFTA and it may become difficult to execute your job as a faculty or a staff member of the University if you are under the control of a foreign government, corporation or university by contract, or under the control of a foreign government by economic interests. In such a case, you need to keep the contract or interests within the range that does not incur such restrictions.
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