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Seeking Associate Professor at the Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo

1. Job title and Available positions:
Associate Professor (Full-time)
- 1 position
2. Expected Hiring Date:
As soon as possible after the decision
3. Contract Period:
No fixed term
4. Probationary Period:
Six months from the date of appointment
5. Workplace:
Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo
(7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
6. Affiliation:
Quantum Many-Body Physics Group, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo
7. Job Description:
Research Field: Experimental Nuclear Physics
Conduct experimental research in nuclear physics, particularly in the field of unstable nuclei and low-energy nuclear physics. Provide education at the undergraduate and graduate school. Additionally, play a central role in promoting international research activities in quark and nuclear physics at advanced accelerator facilities, collaborating with nuclear physics-related research groups of Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo.
8. Working Hours:
Considered as 7 hours and 45 minutes of work per day under a specialized discretionary working system.
9. Holidays and Leave:
Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3), annual paid leave, special leave, etc.
10. Salary, etc.:
Determined based on academic background, work experience, etc. with a system for salary increases.
Allowances: Year-end and diligence allowances (twice a year), commuting allowance (up to ¥55,000 per month if requirements are met), and others as specified by the university.
11. Social Insurance:
Mutual Aid Association of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and employment insurance as required by law.
12. Qualifications:
Holder of a doctoral degree
13. Documents to be Submitted:
(1) Curriculum Vitae (including academic and employment history, with attached photo)
(2) List of research achievements (original papers, reviews, books, international conference invited lectures, awards, external funding achievements, etc., classified as appropriate)
(3) PDF files of five major original papers
(4) Overview of research and educational achievements to date (approximately 1000 words)
(5) Research plan and aspirations for education upon appointment (approximately 1000 words)
(6) Names and contact information of three individuals who can provide opinions on the applicant, including at least one overseas researcher
14. Submission Method:
If you are considering an application, please first contact
Use "Application for Associate Professor in Experimental Nuclear Physics" as the subject.
We will send you the URL information for the submission folder.
Compile the documents listed in item 13 into a single PDF file and upload it to the provided URL.
We will confirm receipt and send a confirmation reply, so if you do not receive a confirmation email within three days, please be sure to contact us.
15. Application Deadline:
Must be received by February 28, 2024 (Wednesday)
16. Contact Information:
Head of Physics Department: Prof. Masao Ogata
Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo
Tel: +81-(0)3-5841-4184
Address: 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
17. Employer:
National University Corporation the University of Tokyo
18. Status of Passive Smoking Prevention Measures:
Smoking is prohibited on the premises (outdoor smoking areas are available).
19. Other:
  • Personal information obtained will not be used for purposes other than the candidate selection process.
  • The University of Tokyo actively promotes gender equality. For details, see
  • In accordance with foreign exchange laws, if there is concurrent employment overseas or significant income from foreign governments at the time of recruitment, sharing of research-related technology may be restricted, and the fulfillment of duties as a university faculty member may become difficult. Therefore, it is necessary to limit concurrent employment to a range that does not interfere with the sharing of research-related technology at the university. Please be aware of this in advance.