Open Positions

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

1 Job Title and Number of Job Positions
One Associate Professor
2 Starting date
As soon as possible after a decision has been made
3 Term of Employment
Non fixed-term
4 Probation Period
6 months after the employment.
5 Place of work
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), The University of Tokyo (7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
In principle, the University could change the designated place of work, but no reassignment or secondment will be against one's will. (In accordance with Article 4 of the Regulations on the Employment of University of Tokyo Faculty Members).
6 Affiliation
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), The University of Tokyo
7 Contents of work duties
The appointed Associate Professor will conduct, in the Quantum Computing and AI Technology Research Division of the ICEPP, UTokyo, fundamental research on quantum computing, application of quantum computing to fundamental physics and/or applied physics, as well as research on a long-term quantum technology development including fault-tolerant quantum computing. The appointed person is expected to lead the field of quantum research by collaborating with domestic/international universities and research institutes, establishing a research network over multidisciplinary fields of science.
In principle, the University could change or reassign work duties, but not against one’s will. (In accordance with Article 4 of the Regulations on the Employment of University of Tokyo Faculty Members).
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. End of semester bonus and diligence bonus (twice a year), Commuting allowance (up to 55,000 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 Eligibility
Persons with Ph. D or equivalent degree are considered to be eligible.
13 Application Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae with the standard CV format of the UTokyo
  2. Research experience list (classification into papers, reviews, books, invited talks at international conferences, awards, and external funding received, as appropriate.)
  3. Publication list (indicate up to 5 most significant publications and specify their URL or DOI information accessible over the Internet).
  4. Summary of research achievements to date
  5. Research plan if you are appointed to the position
  6. Three or more recommendation or reference letters
14 Application Submission
Applicants should send the above application documents as E-mail attachments to with the E-mail subject of “Quantum Associate Professor”. The recommendation or reference letters should be sent directly by those who write the letters to the same E-mail address.
Applicants should inquire if she/he does not have any acknowledgment of the receipt within a few days after the submission.
15 Application Deadline
July 19 (Friday), 2024. Interviews will be conducted for successful applicants after screening of documents. Only those candidates scheduled for interviews will be contacted regarding the interview process. Include your e-mail address in your CV.
16 Inquiries
Prof. Koji Terashi, ICEPP, The University of Tokyo
Telephone : +81-3-3815-8384
E-mail :
17 Name of Recruiter
The University of Tokyo
18 State of working measures to avoid passive smoking
Smoking is prohibited inside the grounds of our university.
We have smoking areas outdoors.
19 Others
  • 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.