Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Department of Biological Sciences, with the field of Plant Developmental Biology and Plant Physiology.
Position: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo Japan.
Field of study: Plant Developmental Biology and Plant Physiology
Teaching: Candidates are expected to teach practical laboratory courses and may be requested to teach plant biology in English.Teaching duties include instructions of experiments and discussions with undergraduate and graduate students.
Starting date: As early as possible after April 1, 2019
Appointment: Term of five years (one renewal, post-renewal term of five years)*Following term renewal, an examination will be held in the tenth year of employment, after which employment will nothave a fixed term.For details, visit the TMU website (http://www.houjin-tmu.ac.jp/recruit_teacher/tmu.html). Appointment does not extend beyond the end of the academic year in which he/she attains the retirement age (65).
Application: Applicants should submit,
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae (Including your E-mail address)
3. Publication list
4. Reprints of five selected publications (each 1 copy) (In case of e-mail submission, PubMed Id (PMID) numbers can be listed without reprint files to keep the total file sizeless than 1MB.)
5. Summary of research and teaching accomplishments including awards, honors, grants, and outreach activities (2pages)
6. Summary of research plans , teaching philosophy, and outreach plans (2 pages)
7. Names and contact information for at least 3 references
Submission: Application should be sent to the address below via e-mail or by registered mail/courier.
E-mail: All application materials should be sent as PDF or Word files via e-mail with a subject heading, Application for Positions in Biological Sciences (3032). The total file size should not exceed 1MB.
Registered mail/courier: Superscribe the envelope with red ink as "Application for Positions in Biological Sciences(3032)". Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants.
Registered mail/courier: General Affairs Department Personnel Division Personnel System Section, Head Office, TokyoMetropolitan University1-1 Minami-osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0397 Japan
Deadline for application: Application should arrive at the above office by October 9, 2018.
Selection procedure: Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2018. The search committee may contact the applicants to inquireabout their applications using a video phone (Skype). Selected candidates will be interviewed in the middle or late ofNovember. In addion to interviews with the search committtee members, the candidates are requested to give aseminar on his/her research topic (60min). They will also have free discussion time with undergraduate and graduate students. The search committee may request additional references from the candidates.
Prof. Hiroyuki Kawahara
Department of Biological Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1-1 Minami-osawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-0397, Japan
Additional information: The successful candidate will join the Laboratory of Plant Development and Physiology. Information concerning the laboratory and contact addresses of the current faculty members can be found at http://www.biol.se.tmu.ac.jp/en/. TMU promotes "gender equality", and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have a Ph.D at the time of application, with a strong commitment to research and publication as wellas to educational program of undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should be able to teach lecture andlaboratory courses in English.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be determined according to the university employment policy. Approximate salary range: JPY4,500,000 - 6,000,000 (commensurate with experience).
Internal Number: 3032
About Tokyo Metropolitan University
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, with the field of Plant Developmental Biology and Plant Physiology.
Tokyo Metropolitan University’s mission is “to pursue the vision of an ideal human society in a metropolis.”
The Faculty of Science aims to give deep understanding and know ledge in natural science, and our programs provide education in the necessary methods and logical way of thinking. Broad scope and ability to solve various problems will be fostered. With these basic skills and abilities in science, the faculty aims to cultivate individuals who can address social problems and new situations in a proper way.
Department of Biological Sciences aim to study and research in basic biology and life science. These fields are moving forward rapidly, and making their way into applications in medical science, agriculture, and environmental science. We offer full undergraduate biology program taught in English.