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

1. Title and Numbers:
Professor, one position
2. Expected Hiring Date:
As soon as possible after the decision is made
3. Contract Period:
A non-fixed term contract
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)
(Scope of Change) The faculty member will be assigned to the place designated by the University (In principle, the faculty member will not be reassigned or transferred against his/her will. (For details, please refer to Article 4 of the Regulations Concerning the Employment of University of Tokyo Faculty Members.)
6. Affiliation:
Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
7. Job Description:
Research Field: Astrophysics
Conducting research on astrophysics and cosmology. Teaching and advising individuals and groups of graduate and undergraduate students of Faculty of Science. The candidate is expected to participate actively in Global Standard Science Program of Faculty of Science.
(Scope of Change) May order reassignment, dual assignment, or secondment. (In principle, the faculty member will not be reassigned or transferred against his/her will. (For details, please refer to Article 4 of the Regulations Concerning the Employment of University of Tokyo Faculty Members.)
8. Working Hours:
If the employee agrees to the application of the discretionary work system for specialized work, working hours will be deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.
If the employee does not agree, the discretionary work system for professional work is not applied and, in principle, working hours shall be 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.
9. Days off:
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, and the year-end and New Year holidays (December 29 to January 3)
10. Leave:
Annual Paid Leave, Special Leave, etc.
11. 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.
12. Social Insurance:
Automatically enrolled in the insurance from the Mutual Aid Association of MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) and Employment Insurance.
13. Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or equivalent degree
14. Documents to be Submitted:
(1) Curriculum Vitae (including academic and employment history and applicant's photo)
It is highly recommended to use the University of Tokyo standard resume.
Format: https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/about/jobs.html
(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 1000words)
(6) Names and contact information of five individuals who can provide opinions on the applicant
15. Submission Method:
Please first send an email to senkocho@phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp to inform us that you would like to apply. The email subject should be “Astrophysics Professor Position at Department of Physics”. We will then reply with the URL for uploading the application materials. Please send an inquiry to the above address if you do not receive the confirmation email within three business days after uploading.
16. Application Deadline:
July 31, 2024.
17. Contact Information:
Head of the Department of Physics: Prof. Yutaka Matsuo
Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Email: senkocho@phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Address: 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
18. Employer:
The University of Tokyo
19. Status of Passive Smoking Prevention Measures:
Smoking is prohibited on the premises (outdoor smoking areas are available).
20. 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 https://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/overview/gender/promotion.html.
  • 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.