Associate Professor in Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Materials and Chemical Technology

Content of job information:

[Job Description]
・The successful candidate will be required to conduct innovative research, teaching, and administrative works at the School of Materials and Chemical Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering. 
・The successful candidate will be in charge of a laboratory course related to the synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials.
・The successful candidate will be required to engage in research on functional inorganic materials, and supervise students.
・The successful candidate will be required to carry out other works for governing university, school, and department.

Ookayama Campus 
Nearest station: Ookayama

Employment status

Fixed-term appointments will be for up to 5 years. Reappointment may be possible for one additional term of up to 5 years. The total term is limited to a maximum of 10 years from the original date of employment.



Applicants are required to have a doctoral degree or are expected to obtain it by the start of employment.



[Working Hours]
De facto working hours* under the discretionary labor system:
7 hours 45 minutes per day (38 hours 45 minutes per week)
*Hours considered as working hours

The Institute is currently planning to introduce a new annual salary system in response to new, relevant guidelines of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. Due to this transition to the new system, the salary will be determined as follows.
・During the transition period
Monthly salary system based on the Regulations on Wage and Salary of the Institute. 
・After the introduction of the new system
The new annual salary system
Note: Applicants currently working at other national universities, etc. who have Shokei Staff status (承継職員) and receive an annual salary will be employed under the Institute's current annual salary system (Regulations on Wage and Salary for Staff under the Annual Salary System).

[Social insurance and other benefits]
Employee's pension, Mutual Aid Association short-term benefits (health insurance), employment insurance, worker's compensation insurance.

Application /selection/notification of result/contact details

[Selection Process]
Selection will be based on a comprehensive review of applications and interviews. Selected applicants may be asked to have an on-campus interview and/or give a presentation. 
Please note that travel expenses for attending interviews will not be reimbursed.

[Required Documents]
1. Curriculum vitae including professional and educational history (from high school onward), degrees, awards, and email address.
2. Accomplishment statement, including:
a. Refereed journal papers
b. Refereed conference proceedings and non-refereed conference proceedings
c. Commentaries
d. Books
e. Patents, etc.
Please include total citation number and h-index for the refereed journal papers, and ID number for researcherID ( Applicants must register their all research publications to researcherID in advance.
3. Reprints or copies of up to 3 significant articles
4. Acquired research grants and external funds. Include names of the funds, project titles, amounts, periods of research, and allocated amounts (if not the principal researcher)

5. Information file on the excel format (the template form is available on the web site)
6. Research statement with a summary of research accomplishments and details of the future direction and plan for the applicant's work (free form, one A4 page)
7. Teaching statement that provides a summary of accomplishments and discusses ideas for teaching and learning (free form, one A4 page)
8. Two references with names, affiliations, and contact details.

[How to Submit an Application]
The applicant should send the above-listed documents both in hard copy and PDF files stored in a digital media (USB flash drive etc.). The information file of the excel format (No. 5 in required documents) should be also stored in the digital media. 
Please write “Application for Assistant Professor of Functional Inorganic Materials" in red ink on the front of the envelope. Applications must be sent by registered postal mail. We do not accept submissions by email or other digital formats.

[Where to Submit]
Please send your application to:
School of Materials and Chemical Technology office, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology Ookayama 2-12-1-S8-25, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 JAPAN

Attached Documents


Additional Information

1. Information file of the excel format is available at
2. Application documents will not be returned. The personal information provided in the submitted documents will be used solely for recruitment and not for any other purpose, pursuant to the Institute's applicable rules and regulations.
3. Tokyo Institute of Technology, in order to ensure a diverse workforce, guarantees equal opportunities for all individuals regardless of nationality or gender.
4. For more information, please refer to the following link.

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