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Recruitment for Tenure-Track Position, Institute of Fluid Science (IFS), Tohoku University 

Recruitment for Tenure-Track Position

Institute of Fluid Science (IFS), Tohoku University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor position. Preference will be given to highly motivated candidates, with an outstanding academic background. Female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply for the position.

Shigeru Obayashi
Director
Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University

Number of positions and job title

1 Tenure-track Associate Professor

Organization, Research Division

Creative Flow Research Division, Institute of Fluid Science (IFS), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Required qualifications and conditions

Candidates must have received a PhD degree within the last 10 years.

Applications from suitably qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Tohoku University is actively promoting gender equality.
Please see the link below for further information: https://www.bureau.tohoku.ac.jp/danjyo/

The successful candidate is expected to establish new scientific theories and principles on Fluid Science and create scientific and technological innovations as its application: 1. To develop new scientific fields through interdisciplinary cooperation between Fluid Science and other scientific disciplines. 2. To conduct international collaborative researches. He/she is also expected to teach classes related to mechanical engineering in English.

Employment conditions

  1. Salary: The annual income is calculated in accordance with Tohoku University wage regulations, and based on the applicant’s qualifications and experience.
  2. Term: Renewal of contract is permitted for a maximum of 5 years based on work performance evaluation. The final evaluation will be conducted to promote to a full professor by the end of the term.

Starting Date

October 1, 2015 (or before March 31, 2016 with negotiation)

Application deadline

August 31, 2015

Requested Documents

I. Curriculum Vitae

Please be sure to include your current postal address and e-mail address.

II. Evidence of research results
  1. Academic papers (Specify the latest impact factor of the journals as much as possible)
  2. Review papers (same as above)
  3. Peer-reviewed full length proceedings
  4. Publications
  5. Invited lectures (international and domestic conferences)
  6. Presentations at international conferences other than invited lectures.
  7. Experience in organizing international/domestic conferences
  8. Experience with patency
  9. Background in international/domestic research collaboration
  10. Awards received
  11. Competitive research funding obtained
  12. Other
III. Copy of 5 papers of research results from No.1-No.4 in II above.
IV. Outline of your research results selected in III above (should be 300 words each).
V. Statement describing the applicant’s future research and education plan at IFS.
VI. List of at least 3 academic references: name, name of institution, position title, postal address, telephone number, email address
All documents should be prepared in A4 or letter size format.

Application

Director Shigeru Obayashi
Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University
2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8577, Japan
Tel: +81-22-217-5300, Fax:+81-22-217-5311
E-mail: director[at]ifs.tohoku.ac.jp (replace [at] to @)

Application should be sent by (International) delivery service such as post, EMS, FedEX, DHL, UPS etc. as documents (hard copy) with a description of "Application for Tenure-track Associate Professor Position". No electric data sent by e-mail or in recording media such as CD-ROM, USB memory etc. are acceptable.

Additional Information

The Creative Flow Research Division

The Creative Flow Research Division conducts research on creation of novel flow functions. The successful candidate is expected to establish new scientific theories and principles on Fluid Science and create scientific and technological innovations as its application: 1. To develop new scientific fields through interdisciplinary cooperation between Fluid Science and other scientific disciplines. 2. To conduct international collaborative researches.

Seven current research fields in Creative Flow Research Division

The Creative Flow Research Division consists of seven research fields currently: 1. Electromagnetic Functional Flow Dynamics, 2. Intelligent Fluid Control Systems, 3. Integrated Simulation Biomedical Engineering, 4. Biomedical Flow Dynamics, 5. Aerospace Fluid Engineering, 6. Visual Informatics, 7.Flow Environmental Engineering. The successful candidate is expected to establish a new research field in the division. Please visit the link for further information: http://www.ifs.tohoku.ac.jp/eng/index.html

Start-up funding

IFS is currently applying for the Japanese government program to disseminate tenure tracking system. If successful, the candidate will be able to receive the start-up funding of twelve million yen in two years (six million yen per year). The result will be notified in July, 2015.