Associate Professor in Department of Physics
Tokyo Institute of Technology Department of Physics

Content of Job Information

The successful candidate will be required to carry out theoretical research on condensed matter physics, teach undergraduate and graduate courses including the first year physics, and perform administrative duties of the Department, School and the Institute.

[Address of work location and other information]
Ookayama Campus
Nearest station: Ookayam


Employment status



[Details of required special expertise, qualification of the specific fields or degrees, etc.]
Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:
(1)Hold a doctorate or an equivalent degree by the time the appointment begins
(2)Be able to teach classes and supervise students in English


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 new system
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).

【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

【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

1) Curriculum vitae (since high-school graduation) including applicant's photograph, age, and gender.
2) Publication list classified into the following categories: i) refereed original papers (the five significant papers with attached copies must be marked with citation counts), ii) invited talks at conferences, iii) review or commentary articles, and iv) books.
3) Awards, prizes, acquired research grants and external funds (mark whether the principal researcher or not; names of the funds, project titles, amounts, periods of research, and total amounts of all the funds), and summary of professional society activities and social contributions.
4) Brief statement of research achievements (up to two A4 size pages) and teaching careers.
5) Brief statement of future research plan (up to two A4 size pages) and teaching plan, possible start date.
6) List of four references with affiliations and e-mail addresses (at least two outside of the country where the applicant now works/studies), including the authors of the letters of reference or recommendation (item 8).
7) PDF copies of five significant papers.
8) Applicant's information file.
9) Two letters of reference or recommendation (at least one from outside of the country where the applicant now works/studies). Letters of reference or recommendation must be sent directly from the authors of the letters to the same E-mail address as below with a subject: Reference-LastName.GivenName, where LastName and GivenName are those of the applicant.

【How to Submit an Application】
The required documents, items (1)–(6) combined to a single PDF file, PDF files of five significant papers (item 7) and the excel file (item 8) must be sent as E-mail attachments to ap_cmth19[at] (replace [at] with @) with a subject: Application-LastName.GivenName, where LastName and GivenName are those of the applicant. Please consult us if the total file size exceeds 10 MB. If the confirmation of receipt does not arrive after the submission, please contact us.
Submit the above documents to
Prof. Masahiro Kuze
Chair of Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology
E-mail: ap_cmth19[at] (replace [at] with @)

[Selection process]
Selection will be based on a comprehensive review of applications and interviews. Selected applicants may be asked to take part in an on-campus interview and/or give a presentation, a trial lecture, etc. Please note that travel expenses for attending interviews will not be reimbursed.

Attached Documents


Additional information

1.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. A confirmation reply will be sent within 3 days (except holidays) after the acceptance of e-mail. In case no reply is received, be sure to inquire for confirmation.

2.Tokyo Institute of Technology, in order to ensure a diverse workforce, guarantees equal opportunities for all individuals regardless of nationality or gender.

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