Assistant Professor Position for Institute of Science and Engineering, Shimane University (Information Systems Design and Data Science)

1. Number of positions:  One assistant professor position
2. Department:  Institute of Science and Engineering (Information Systems Design and Data Science Course, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology)
3. Research field:  Information science and information engineering (e.g. artificial intelligence and pattern recognition)
4. Job details:
(1) The successful candidate will be required to carry out excellent and international research works in the specialized area given above.
(2) The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to managements in the graduate school, faculty and the department.
(3) Japanese language proficiency is required in teaching.
5. Qualifications:
 Applicants must hold a PhD, or be near to completion of a PhD.
6. Starting date:  March 1, 2019, or at the earliest date before March 31, 2019
7. Employment status:  Full-time (Tenured)
8. Application materials:
Applications should be written in English or Japanese.
(1) Curriculum vitae including photograph, e-mail address, postal mail address, education records starting from high school, professional career records, doctoral degrees and awards.
(2) List of publications
(3) Up to three reprints or copies of major publications (one copy for each publication)
(4) Summary of academic significance of major publications (free form, 150 words for each publication)
(5) An essay describing your plans on the education and research if employed at Shimane University (free form, one A4 page)
(6) Contact information of two reference persons (name, affiliation, positions, and contact address)
9. Selection process:
(1) 1st screening: Document evaluation
(2) 2nd screening: Interview. Applicant should explain his/her past researches, teaching experiences, and his/her plans on the education and research if employed at Shimane University. Trial lesson may be required.
*Travel and accommodation expenses necessary for the interview will be borne by the applicant.
10. Application period:  Till November 30, 2018 which is the deadline for receipt.
11. How and where to send the application materials:
Application documents should be sent by registered mail to the following address:
Prof. Ichiro Hiromitsu
Dean of Institute of Science and Engineering, Shimane University
1060 Nishikawatsu, Matsue, Shimane, 690-8504, Japan
*Write "Application for assistant professor position for information systems design and data science course" in red on the envelope.
*Application documents will not be returned to the applicant.
12. Contact details:
Prof. Masahito Hirakawa
Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, Shimane University
1060 Nishikawatsu, Matsue, Shimane, 690-8504, Japan
13. Additional information: 
(1) Payroll
Annual salary system (regulated in accordance with salary system applied for staffs of Shimane University under the national university system, various types of allowances are paid, retirement allowance at the time of retirement is not paid. payroll annual salary including retirement allowance will be paid)
(2) Discretionary labor system for special work type based on the “Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Shimane University Staff”.
(3) Successful candidate will join National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment insurance, and Workers’ Accident Compensation Insurance.
(4) Employer: Shimane University
(5) Probation: Six months from starting date of employment
(6) Aiming to realize a gender equality society, Shimane University is working on creating a comfortable workplace environment. In accordance with the purpose of "Basic Law for Gender Equality Society", among eligible candidates, female will be given priority. To accelerate international research activities, The Institute of Environmental Systems Science welcomes applications from overseas or non-Japanese researchers.