Open Faculty Position (Finished)

August 4, 2021

Open Faculty Position

The Department of Material Science, Graduate School of Science at University of Hyogo ( invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position.
University of Hyogo is actively promoting diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability and other diverse backgrounds. We explicitly invite women qualified in research and education to apply.

    1. Position title and number of positions:
      One Full-Time Assistant Professor
    2. Affiliation:
      Laboratory of Theoretical Physics II, Department of Material Science, Graduate School of Science.
    3. Research field:
      The successful candidate should be capable of making an excellent theoretical research of solid-state materials applying broad mathematical analysis. The candidate will be expected to investigate material design methods, to develop theoretical research methods exploring unknown phenomena, and to promote materials informatics in which the candidate actively collaborates with the theory group staffs.
    4. Teaching duties:
      Having exercise classes in physics for undergraduate students, supervision of research activities for fourth-year undergraduate students and graduate students are to be done.
    5. Starting date of employment:
      April 1, 2022
    6. Term of office:
      A five-year period (reappointment for another five-year period is possible). There is a system in which those who have excellent achievements and abilities while on duty can be promoted to lecturers (with no term) by selection within the university after reappointment.
    7. Qualification:
      (1) A Ph.D. or doctoral degree is required.
      (2) Communication skills in Japanese language that does not interfere with work.
    8. Application documents:
      (1) Curriculum vitae with the applicant’s photo and email address.
      (2) Numbered list of publications, which should be subdivided into five categories of original papers, review articles, books, proceedings, and others.
      (3) Reprints or copies of them within three selected articles with an ISI impact factor and the number of cited times indicated
      (4) Statement outlining both previous achievements in research and plans in research and education (approximately 1,000 words in total)
      (5) List of research grants, in which principal investigator and co-investigator should be specified.
      (6) A recommendation letter. In case of self-nomination, a list of the names and contact addresses of two references.
      Please submit the printed paper versions of all necessary documents together with a USB memory stick or CD-R that contains the documents (1)-(5) in PDF format. The recommendation letter may be sent directly from the referrer to the submission address below. Or, the letter in a tight seal may be enclosed in other documents.
    9. Application deadline:
      October 4, 2021
    10. Selection criteria:
      Screening of the documents and interview. The interviewee has to pay his/her own travel expenses to attend the interview.
    11. Address for application submission:
      Professor Hiroyuki Tajima, Chair
      Department of Material Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Hyogo
      c/o Administrative office of Harima Campus for Science
      3-2-1 Kouto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297, Japan
      TEL: +81-791-58-0101
      Please specify “Application Materials for Assistant Professorship at Theoretical Physics II” indicated in red on the front of the envelope. Application materials should be sent by registered mail. Submission by e-mail from an applicant is unacceptable. Note that the application materials will not be returned.
  1. Inquiry about the position:
    Professor Koichi Kusakabe
    Department of Material Science, Graduate School of Science, University of Hyogo
    3-2-1 Kouto, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297, Japan
    TEL: +81-791-58-0148 E-mail: kusakabe(at)
    URL of the Graduate School of Science: