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The University of Tokyo faculty position in the field of solid earth science
(tectonics based on a material science approach)

The Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo invites applications for a position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of solid earth science (tectonics based on a material science approach). At the end of a five-year period there will be an assessment of the successful candidate’s achievements in education and research. The University of Tokyo is committed to gender equality in hiring. More details of the Department are available on the website

1. Job title and number of positions available
One position at the Assistant Professor level
2. Field of expertise
Solid earth science (tectonics based on a material science approach)
3. Required Qualifications
  • Ph D or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Ability to conduct research and education at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the field of tectonics with an expertise in activities such as field work, laboratory experiments etc.
  • Sufficient Japanese ability for instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels (where this is not possible at the time of appointment, this level of language proficiency is expected within five years)
4. Date of Commencement of Employment
As early as possible after decision is made
5. Application materials required
  • Curriculum vitae (this should include age, email address and other contact details, and summary of academic and professional career from high school including the date of university graduation).
  • A summary of the main educational and research activities of the applicant (about 1000 words).
  • List of publications and related scientific output, which should be divided into the following 4 types.
    • Refereed papers and review articles (where available include the number of citations for each paper and the name of the database used)
    • Non-refereed papers and review articles
    • Books
    • Other relevant material
  • Copies of up to 5 significant publications
  • Outline of aspirations and plans for research and education after taking office (about 1000 words)
  • Names and contact information for 2 referees who can provide an independent assessment of the candidate.
6. Application Deadline
All documents must arrive on or before Friday, 19 October 2018.
7. Document submission
All documents should be submitted as email attachments in pdf format. The documents can be separated into several separate emails but the total size of each individual mail should not exceed 10 MB. Applications should be sent to and the subject should be Assistant Professor in Solid Earth Science. An acknowledgement will be sent within 2 working days of receipt of the application documents.
8. Enquiries
Prof. Simon Wallis
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Graduate School of Science
The University of Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3-5841-4510