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Tenured Professor Position at Fukushima University, Institute of Environmental Radioactivity
2015-11-27 - Radioecology

[ Specific for non-Japanese candidates - Deadline: December 18, 2015 ]

The Institute of Environmental Radioactivity at Fukushima University is accepting applications for a tenured Professor, research position.

Further information and forms available on the dedicated page of the IER website:

http://www.ier.fukushima-u.ac.jp/english/recruit2015.html

The Institute of Environmental Radioactivity (IER) was established on July 1st, 2013, as an open hub for advanced research on the movement of environmental radioactivity in Fukushima Prefecture. IER is run under joint administration by Fukushima University and other partner universities/research institutions from around the world which possess experience and expertise in this field.

Our mission is to support the revitalization of Fukushima Prefecture from an academic perspective by scientifically clarifying the movement and long-term effects of radioactivity to the environment resulting from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident.

IER also aims to function as a base for research located in Fukushima, and is actively accepting and supporting international scientists wishing to conduct research in Fukushima for temporary periods spanning from several months to several years while promoting joint, advanced research.

IER is inviting applications for the position of a tenured, full-time professor. Successful applicants will be required to:

  • possess extensive international research experience,
  • conduct research and field studies in one of the nine fields listed under the three divisions (Radiation Morphology, Radioisotope Geoscience, and Measurements and Forecasting) as shown in the attached table,
  • assume responsibility for a variety of activities associated with the IER,
  • demonstrate a passion for the field of education, as the IER plans to establish a graduate school in the near future.

For details on the type of projects being initiated at the IER, please refer to our website (http://www.ier.fukushima-u.ac.jp/english/index.html) or contact us directly through the contact information provided in section 9.

Job Description/Number of Positions Available

(1) Professor (tenured, full-time position with a retirement age of 65 years; annual salary to be determined based on experience and achievements)
(2) One position

Qualifications

(1) Applicants must possess a doctoral degree
(2) Applicants must be willing to move to Fukushima City or somewhere in its surrounding regions
(3) Applicants must possess extensive international research experience in the field of environmental radioactivity

Starting Date of Employment: April 1, 2016 (flexible)

Deadline for Applications: December 18, 2015

Required Documents for Applications

(1) Curriculum Vitae (Form 1)
(2) List of research achievements (e.g, research papers, published books, international symposia, patents, etc. Please mark your 5 most important works with O)…………………………………… 1 copy
(3) Published works/papers marked as the most important in (2) (Photocopies accepted)……1 copy (per title)
(4) List of activities in scientific societies and governmental/official committees/commissions……1 copy
(5) Overview of external funds obtained for research (grants awarded) …………………………………1 copy
(6) Synopsis of previous research work (Approx. 1600 words/No specified format)………………1 copy
(7) Synopsis of any work related to environmental radioactivity after a nuclear accident (Approx. 800 words/No specified format)……………………………………………………………………...1 copy
(8) Research Plan (Form 2) …..……………………………..……………………………………1 copy
*All of the above documents must be submitted in both print and electronic format (Excel or Word file format is preferable) recorded on USB storage devices or CD-R/RW discs. The file name should be [your last name]_[your first name]_[type of document].
* Submitted documents will not be returned.

Method of Selection

Applicants will be selected following a thorough screening of the requested documents. If determined necessary, an interview will be conducted. Applicants will be responsible for travel expenses to the interview.

Address for Submitting Application

Administrators’ Office
Institute of Environmental Radioactivity (IER)
Fukushima University
1 Kanayagawa, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture
960-1296 Japan
(Please write in red ink “Application for Foreign Faculty Position” on the envelope and send the required documents by registered mail).

Contacts

Administrators’ Office
Institute of Environmental Radioactivity (IER)
Phone: 81-24-503-3102

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