Associate Professor in Faculty of Textile
Shinshu University, Faculty of Textile

Content of job information:

The successful applicant should have research achievements in a field related to physical chemistry, and is desired to develop a new field of polymer or fiber/textile materials showing high functionality and/or high-performance. Shinshu University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of polymer science including fiber/textile science in the Department of Chemistry and Materials (Functional Polymer Science Course), Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University. This position is open to female only as positive action measures to the Act on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunities and Treatment between Man and Women in Employment.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Research fields:
The applicant is desired to have a research field related to polymer science including fiber/textile science, and she should have the capability to educate students on the subjects in physical chemistry. We hope that she is eager to develop a new field of the structure and physical properties of polymer, fiber/textile materials showing high functionality and/or high-performance.

Teaching responsibilities:
1st year students (Matsumoto Campus): Core educational courses.
2nd-4th year students (Ueda Campus): Specialized courses primarily related to polymer science and physical chemistry, and related exercise and experimental classes.
Graduate School: Specialized courses on polymer physics and related exercise and experimental classes.

Employment Status

A five-year period (reappointment for a further five-year period is possible)


1. Applicants must be female researchers
2. Applicants must be researchers who have obtained a doctorate degree within the last 10 years, or who are expected to receive it by the adoption date.
3. Applicants should be capable of doing lectures as well as administrative operations in Japanese.

*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.


Full time (tenure track)
Discretionary labor system

Application/Selection/Notification of result/Contact details

The appropriate forms can be downloaded from the public job announcement on the faculty homepage at We will accept your application by e-mail or paper-based mail. 

(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) Summary of main achievements
(D) Reprint or copy of major papers (maximum of 10)

* It is preferable to place relevant files concerning parts (A) to (D) on a CD and include it in the application. 

Send to:
Mr. Masuda, 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 e-mail:
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". 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" on the front of the envelope, and mail it by EMS, registered mail (Kan'I Kakitome). In principle, we do not return applications.

[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]
Document - based screening and interviewing.

Attached Documents

1.01_Curriculum Vitae.xls
2.02_List of Achievements.docx
3.03_Summary of main achievements 1.xls

Additional information

Five year tenure-track appointment starting in the date of the appointment.
In the final year of appointment, the researcher's achievements in research, teaching and administrative activities during the period will be evaluated. On passing the evaluation, the employment will become tenured appointment. The details of the evaluation will be explained at the time of interview.

Data Number:D119061079 and D119080190 are same Job Postings.
If you want to apply to the position as Excellent Young Researchers decided by MEXT thorough Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers(LEADER), please refer to the job posting Data Number: D119061079.

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