Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Environmental Fluid Dynamic Research Division)【4/27deadline】

  1. Title    Tenure Track Assistant Professor (Environmental Fluid Dynamic Research Division)
  2. Institution    Shimane University
  3. URL of institution or department    http://www.esrec.shimane-u.ac.jp/eng/
  4. Department    Estuary Research Center
  5. Institution type    National university
  6. Content of job information    [Explanation of institution]
    Environmental Fluid Dynamic Research Division, Estuary Research Center, Shimane University.
    The Estuary Research Center (EsReC) is the only research center in Japan devoted to the study of estuaries and brackish waters. EsReC consists of three research divisions: Environmental Change Division, Environmental Fluid Dynamics Division, and Aquatic Ecology Division.
    The Environmental Fluid Dynamic Research Division focuses on hydrodynamics in various water bodies to further the understanding of, not only the physical aspects, but also biological and chemical features of brackish waters. The primary research focus of this division is on the complex environments created in regions where fresh and saline waters mix. This division also conducts research on rivers and coastal zones, which are important for understanding brackish water environments. In addition, this division specializes in water issues associated with artificial reservoirs, such as algal blooms, turbidity, and water temperature problems.

    [Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
    (1) Research field
    Eco-hydraulics in estuaries, coastal areas and dam reservoirs (modelling and field studies)

    (2) Teaching subjects
    1) Graduate course: Subjects related to eco-hydraulics
    2) Undergraduate classes: Subjects related to eco-hydraulics

    [Address of work location and other information]
    Matsue, Shimane, Japan

    [Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
    Assistant Professor (Full-Time, Tenured (5 years)), One

    [Starting date]
    July 1st, 2018 or later.
  7. Research field
    1. [Area] Engineering            [Discipline]Civil engineering
    2. [Area] Environmental science  [Discipline]Environmental analyses and evaluation
    3. [Area] Agricultural sciences    [Discipline]Applied aquatic science
  8. Job type    Assistant Professor level
  9. Employment status    Full-time (Tenure-track)
  10. Work Location    Chugoku district - Shimane
  11. Qualifications    [Details of required special expertise, qualification of the specific fields or degrees, etc.]
    The applicant (1) must have a degree of either Ph.D. or Doctor by the time of appoointment, (2) must have both the capability and enthusiasm for research and education in the field of environmental fluid dynamics (requires modelling skills), (3) must take an active role in collaborative research with colleagues in EsReC and other overseas research institutes, and (4) must have excellent communication skills in English, and either fundamental skills in Japanese or enthusiasm for and demonstrable progress in learning Japanese.
  12. Compensation    [Work hours]
    Discretionary labor system, special work type, based on the `Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Shimane University Staff'.

    [Salary and benefits]
    Based on the `Salary regulations for National University Corporation Shimane University Academic Staff Subject to Annual Salary System'.

    [Social insurance]
    Successful candidate will join National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment insurance, and Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance.
  13. Application period    April 27th, 2018:  Deadline for receipt
  14. Application
    /selection
    /notification of result
    /contact details    [Application method]
    1) Curriculum vitae including portrait, current address, telephone and Email contact information, educational qualifications, professional (academic) experiences, rewards.
    2) Research achievement list divided into (a) peer-reviewed or refereed original papers, (b) non-peer-reviewed or non-refereed original papers, (c) book or chapters, (d) oral presentation, (e) academic awards with their brief descriptions, (f) research grants awarded as a principal investigator and (g) others. If the paper has an impact factor (IF), add this information.
    3) Reprints or copies of three papers of those most representing the candidate's research.
    4) Summary of research experiences (up to two A4 pages).
    5) Research and Education plan after employment (up to two A4 pages).
    6) TWO recommendation letters

    [Selection process]
    The Selection Committee evaluates all candidates based on the documents submitted. An interview will be scheduled for top ranked candidates.


    [Contact details]
    Required documents should be submitted to the following contact by registered mail/courier marked with "Application to Faculty Position in Estuary Research Center" on the envelope.

    Postal address for the document submission:
    Research support group, Regional Cooperation and Research Support Division, Shimane University,
    1060 Nishikawatsu-cho, Matsue 690-8504, Japan.

    [Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)]
    Contact person:
    Director and Prof. Yoshiki Saito 
    Tel: +81 852 32 6037, E-mail: kisui@soc.shimane-u.ac.jp
  15. Additional information   
    1) Personal information contained in the application documents will be used solely for the purpose of screening applicants, and never for any other purposes. The university will not return your application documents.
    2) To accelerate international research activities, EsReC welcomes applications from overseas or non-Japanese researchers.
    3) Shimane University supports applicants from female scholars and promotes the co-activities of male and female scholars.
    http://gender.shimane-u.ac.jp/ (in Japanese)