Faculty Position Opening Institute of Environmental Systems Science (Biological and Environmental Information Engineering)

1. Position available: One Assistant Professor
 
2. Departments in which teaching will occur:
(1) Department of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences, Faculty of Life and Environmental Science
(2) Environmental and Sustainability Science Course, Major in Science of Environmental Systems, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
 
3. Discipline: Biological and Environmental Information Engineering

4. Subjects to be taught:
(1) Faculty of Life and Environmental Science: Environmental Engineering on Water and Vegetation, Biological and Environmental Robotics, Statistics, Introductory Seminars, Information Science, Paper Reading, Thesis Work
(2) Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology: Advanced Environmental Measurement, Master’s Thesis
 
5. Job starting date: March 2019
 
6. Employer: Shimane University
 
7. Probationary period: Six months from starting date of employment
 
8. Compensation:
(1) Based on the “Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Shimane University Academic Staff Subject to Annual Salary System”
(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”.

9. Qualifications:
(1) Applicants should have or be expected to have a Ph.D. or doctoral degree.
(2) Applicants should have research and teaching abilities in biological and environmental information engineering.
(3) Applicants should have aspirations to contribute to organization management and regional activities.
 
10. Application documents:
(1) Curriculum vitae including portrait, current address, educational qualifications, professional (academic) experiences, and academic and social activities
(2) List of teaching experiences
(3) List of research achievements divided into (a) peer-reviewed papers, (b) non-peer-reviewed papers, (c) book or chapters, (d) oral presentation at international conferences, (e) patents, (f) academic awards, (g) research grants awarded as a principal investigator and (h) others
(4) Offprints or copies of all peer-reviewed journal papers
(5) List of awarded grants with brief description of the applicant’s role
(6) Summary of the applicant’s research achievements and future research plans at the Institute of Environmental Systems Science (two A4 pages)
(7) Statement of applicant’s educational aspirations (one A4 page). Applicants whose first language is not Japanese should discuss ability to teach Japanese students.
(8) Applicant’s contact information, including mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address
(9) List of two references, including name, institution, position, telephone number, and e-mail address
The submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants. Application documents will not be used for purposes other than this job posting.

11. Deadline for the receipt of documents: January 4, 2019
 
12. Document submission:
Submit documents with “Application for the Faculty Position in the Division of Biological and Environmental Information Engineering” written on the envelope. Send by registered mail/courier.
Prof. Kazuhito Itoh, Dean of the Institute of Environmental Systems Science, Shimane University
1060 Nishikawatsu, Matsue, Shimane 690-8504, Japan
 
13. For further information, contact:
Prof. Akira Yano
Department of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences, Faculty of Life and Environmental Science, Shimane University
1060 Nishikawatsu, Matsue, Shimane 690-8504, Japan
Tel: +81-852-32-6543, E-mail: yano@life.shimane-u.ac.jp

14. Selection procedure:
(1) First screening: Application documents
(2) Second screening: Interview including the applicant’s presentation
The details of the interview will be given to the applicants who pass the first screening. Travel and accommodation expenses for the second screening are the responsibility of the applicant.
 
15. Notice of selection result: Applicants will be notified of the selection result.
 
16. Department information is available at http://www.ess.shimane-u.ac.jp/ (in Japanese). Syllabuses of each subject are available at https://www.shimane-u.ac.jp/
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", the Institute of Environmental Systems Science welcomes applications from female researchers.
To accelerate international research activities, the Institute of Environmental Systems Science welcomes applications from overseas and non-Japanese researchers who can teach Japanese students.