Assistant Professor in Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Materials
Shinshu University Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Materials

Content of job information:

A research field related to polymer science including fiber/textile science and/or supramolecular science. Especially, the structure and physical properties of polymer and fiber/textile materials showing high functionality and/or high-performance.

【Responsible subjects】
The successful applicant may be required to take charge of basic experiments, several fundamental or specialized fundamental courses for undergraduate and graduate students.

【Key words】
Polymer Science, Functional Polymer, Fiber/Textile Science, Polymer Physics, Supramolecular Science

【Work location】
Ueda, Nagano

Employment Status

Full-time Tenure Track


(1) Applicants must apply for “Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researcher (LEADER)" program.
(2) Female
(3) Applicants must possess a doctorate degree or equivalent qualification. 
(4) Applicants are expected to be capable of guiding students and college managements in Japanese language. 

*Under Article 8 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law (Special Provisions of Measures Pertaining to Women Workers), in order to actively improve our considerably low percentage of women researchers, applicants are limited to female researchers.

【Expert teaching activity】
Applicants must be highly motivated for teaching. Especially, in the evaluation of tenure, your contribution in teaching including the lectures in undergraduate and/or graduate courses and research supervision for B4 and graduate students will be also a subject for evaluation in the reviews.


Tenure-tracking employment
In accordance with university policy (Discretionary Labor System)
Term of employment is 5 years (non-tenured).
Tenure-track institution is a system under which young researchers can apply for tenure after engaging in academic research and educational activities for a certain period. Candidates will be granted tenure if they are approved to have accrued high qualifications and academic abilities. 
【Salary, research fund, etc.】
1. Salary:Annual salary system (in accordance with the university policy)
2. Research fund:The regular research fund allocated to faculty members according to the university policy.

Application/Selection/Notification of result/Contact details

Follow the Application Guidelines of "Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)." 
Details are specified by the following URL.

[Documents for submission] 
1)Application forms: Download from the following URL.

(A) Curriculum Vitae (with a portrait photo attached)
(B) List of Achievements (including a review of achievements and future prospects for research and education)
(C) Reprint or copy of major papers (maximum of 10)
(D)LEADER program Application Form in FY2019 (Form 1, including Form 1 Attachment)
(E) LEADER program Research Proposal in FY2019 (Form 2)
*If applicants were selected as LEADER in 2018, FY2018 forms 1 and 2 should be submitted.
(F) Form which approves the continuation of LEADER program in FY 2018 if available (e.g. the screenshot of the web page)
* In the case of mail Documents (A) to (F) must be sent in terms of both printed matter and document files recorded on a CD or USB.
*In principle, we do not return the submitted documents to the applicants. All applications and additional materials will be treated as confidential, in accordance with university policy.

[Selection process]
Follow the Application Guidelines of "Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER).
Interviews and selection after negotiations between the parties.

【Send to: 】
Midori Fujisawa, General Affairs Section, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Tokida 3-15-1, Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, 386-8567 JAPAN
-In the case of email:
All documents should be submitted as email attachments in pdf format(or Zip) to with the subject line as “Application for Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Functional Polymer Science Course, Department of Chemistry and Materials (LEADER)". The documents should be separated into several emails if the total size of email exceeds 10MB. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within 3 business days, please contact us.
-In the case of mail:
Please seal tightly, write in red "Enclosed the application forms for the position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Functional Polymer Science Course, the Department of Chemistry and Materials(LEADER)" on the front of the envelope, and mail it by EMS, registered mail (Kan'I Kakitome).

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