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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position
at International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)

1 Job title and Number of Persons
One tenure-track assistant professor
2 Term of employment
Starting as soon as the position is filled. The termination is described in 3. Renewal of Contract.
3 Renewal of Contract
Employment term is 5 years.
The first 3 years is defined as a tenure track period. The review and judgement for this period about assigned work progress, achievement, as well as attitudes in research etc. will be executed. The term of the employment will be removed and the position will become permanent if the review is successful.
4 Probation period
6 months from the date of employment
5 Place of work
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), 7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
6 Affiliation
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP)
7 Contents of work duties
The ICEPP, UTokyo participates in the research and development of quantum computing technologies, as well as education of quantum information science for future generations. In particular, the ICEPP contributes to the UTokyo’s Quantum Innovation Initiatives, aiming to build up a Quantum Computing Eco-system to bring innovations to science and technology.
Role of the Appointee:
The successful candidates are expected to work closely with members of the ICEPP computing group and play a major role in the research and education within the Quantum Innovation Initiatives at UTokyo. The education includes teaching in the interdisciplinary course between Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, and Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science in UTokyo. Appointee can choose either hardware or software for the lecture in the interdisciplinary course.
Appointee’s role in the research and education includes:
  • Quantum computing education, either hardware or software, for students in Undergraduate and Graduate Schools under the UTokyo Q-Native Education program.
  • Either “development of IBM Quantum-related hardware and associated technologies, as well as development of quantum sensors and their applications” or “researches in algorithms and software for practical use of quantum computers”. The research includes collaborative work with companies if the work is considered appropriate.
  • Developments of quantum technologies in international collaborations which ICEPP participates in.
8 Working hours
Discretionary work system for professional work applies and working hours will be deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.
9 Days off and Leave
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, and the year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
Annual Paid Leave, Special Leave, etc.
10 Wages, etc.
Basic Salary will be decided taking your academic background, professional career, etc.
  • Annual salary system is adopted, and appointee will be paid about 600K JPY per month including performance-based bonus.
  • Commuting allowance (up to 55K JPY per month if the payment conditions are satisfied), and other allowances decided by the University.
11 Insurance
You will be enrolled in the insurance from the Mutual Aid Association of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and Employment Insurance by being provided for in the law.
12 Qualification requirements
Persons with Ph. D or equivalent degree are considered to be eligible. Those who are expected to obtain Ph. D by the time of appointment are also considered.
13 Documents to be submitted
  1. Curriculum Vitae
    The standard CV format of the UTokyo can be downloaded ( ) and used if needed.
  2. Research experience
  3. Publication list (indicate up to 3 most significant publications and specify their URL or DOI information accessible over the Internet).
  4. Research plan
  5. Two or more recommendation or reference letters
14 Submission method
Applicants should send the above application documents (1–5) as E-mail attachments to with the E-mail subject of “QC Assistant Professor”. Applicants should inquire if she/he does not have any acknowledgement of the receipt within a few days after the submission.
15 Application deadline
Thursday January 5th, 2023
16 Selection
Successful candidates will be selected by an interview after passing a pre-screening based on the application documents. It is possible to have the interview remotely.
17 Inquiry desk
Prof. Junichi Tanaka, ICEPP, The University of Tokyo
Telephone : +81-3-3815-8384
E-mail :
18 Name of Recruiter
The University of Tokyo
19 State of working measures to avoid passive smoking
Smoking is prohibited inside the grounds of our university.
We have smoking areas outdoors.
20 Others
  • It is possible to apply for the tenure track assistant professor and project assistant professor positions with a single set of documents. If the application is for both the positions, applicants should write it clearly in the email for the submission. (This is valid only for QC positions)
  • 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.
  • Personal information received through this application process will not be used for any other purposes.
  • Applications from women are encouraged as per “Declaration of Gender Equality Acceleration” of the University of Tokyo.