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Faculty Opening: Full Professor of Physical Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

1. Job title and number of positions available
One position at the full Professor level (tenured)
2. Field of Position
Physical Chemistry in a broad sense
3. Qualification Requirements
Outstanding research achievements and strong motivation and potential for conducting research and for education for undergraduate and graduate students are expected. A doctoral degree is required.
4. Date of Commencement of Employment
As early as possible after April 1, 2023
5. Term of Employment
Non fixed-term
6. Probation Period
6 months from the date of employment
7. Place of Work
The Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
8. Affiliation
The Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
9. Content of Work Duties
In addition to their own research, the successful candidate will be expected to promote interdisciplinary education through teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
10. Working Hours
Based on the discretionary work system for professional work, working hours are deemed to be 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.
11. Days off
Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays and end-of-year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
12. Paid Leave
Annual leave, summer leave, bereavement leave etc.
13. Wages, etc.
Basic Salary will be decided after taking into account the successful candidate’s academic and professional background, etc. There is a system for regular wage raises.
14. Allowances
Bonus (twice a year), commuting allowance, and other allowances decided by the University of Tokyo
15. 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.
16. Application Documents
(1) Curriculum vitae
(2) List of publications, invited lectures and research grants
(3) Reprints of 10 original articles
(4) Description on previous research achievements and their scientific significance (A4, two pages maximum)
(5) Description on future research plans (A4, two pages maximum)
(6) Two letters of recommendation
17. Application Deadline
Thursday, June 30, 2022
18. How to Submit the Documents
Registered Letter
19. Document submission
Applications should be sent to:
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Prof. Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, Department chair
20. Name of Recruiter
The University of Tokyo
21. Contact Information for Inquiries
Prof. Shin-ichi Ohkoshi
Department of Chemistry
Graduate School of Science
The University of Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3-5841-4333
22. Others
  • Personal information received through this application process will not be used for any other purposes.
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  • The University of Tokyo is committed to gender equality and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard to their gender. ( ).
  • During the period of employment, sharing controlled technology to you may be prohibited by FEFTA and it may become difficult to achieve 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.