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Professorship Call for Applications The Division of Environmental Research,
EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Japan

The Division of Environmental Research, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University in Japan invites applications for one faculty position at the Associate Professor level.  The preferred applicant will extend further researches in the division.

The Division develops technologies not only for the recycling or harmless treatment of various wastes to reuse them effectively, but also for minimizing environmental contaminants and harmful wastes, especially those that are discharged in connection with human activities, and are difficult to process. In order to reduce the burden imposed on the environment and to realize sustainable society (EcoTopia), the members in the Division are also investigating ways to establish the waste and emission management system by evaluating and optimizing the life cycles of materials during picking, producing, circulating, consuming, and disposing.

The Institute encourages candidates to apply for the project described in this document.  We are recruiting faculty members who explore novel research areas based upon the above-mentioned principle.  The institute promotes to practice interdisciplinary researches, which should be opened to broad academic areas and investigated collaboratively with researches not only in Nagoya University but also out of the University.  The preferred applicant will contribute to this practice.  Each applicant should propose his or her own sub-project.  The flexible employment system is applied in the Institute so as to meet the needs and research status of the current times that the faculty members are employed on the basis of a requesting period.  The selected applicant will perform his or her sub-project in the period. The selected applicant is also expected to work on one of the interdisciplinary researches in the institute.


Research Project Theme
“Research on manufacturing technology with low environmental burden”

Several technologies have been applied to reuse or detoxicate the wastes that were discharged from the manufacturing industries that are getting more complex than ever. However, these conventional methods, which treat the wastes after the discharge, have their limitation for reaching a fundamental solution to the environmental problems. The present project promotes research on materials that have low environmental burden or environment friendly designs to realize resource saving, energy saving, and suppressing of waste discharge that is toxic or difficult to treat. The anticipated proposals include research projects on product designing, material development, and manufacturing process study, which reduce the use of harmful and/or rare materials, and which contribute to energy saving and has low environmental burden.

Professorship Call for Applicants
Number positions: One full professor position is available for the research project
Position period: 5 to 10 years(7years as standard)
Requirements: 1) Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required.
2) Research record accords with the content of the research project.
3) Ability of supervising graduate course students in the Graduate School of Engineering with faculty members of the related department.
Available date: As early as possible after our decision
Application documents: 1) A single title of the sub-project which applicant will propose and a statement of research plan which will be developed with the proposing sub-project (2000 words)
2) Requesting period for the position
3) Curricula vita including e-mail address; formatting is arbitrary but a photo of applicant should be pasted
4) Publication list categorized by refereed journal papers, review papers, books, patents etc; name of applicant should be underlined
5) Reprints of not more than five major papers; these papers should be marked by * in the publication list
6) Outline of previous researches(2000 words)
7) Other record on professional activities (awards, research funds(specify as principal investigator or not as well as amounts in Japanese yen), invited lectures)
8) Department or course names in the Graduate School of Engineering where applicant can contribute to education; if applicant can select more than one department or course, specify an order of selections, and for detail of the School, see the web page by Describe service to educational activities, if any.
9) One or two names, addresses and e-mail list of the candidates of referees who can qualify the applicant, if any
Deadline: Not lather than 5 pm JST on November 16, 2011
Address for
application documents:
To Dr. Osamu Takai,
Professor and Director of EcoTopia Science Institute,

EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University,
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 464-8603, Japan

Note that send by registered mail and mark on red as 'Application for professorship in Division of Environmental Research'
Inquiry: To Dr. Osamu Takai
Professor and Director of EcoTopia Science Institute

phone +81-52-789-5483,FAX +81-52-789-5483
Address: EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University,
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken 464-8603, Japan

For detail of the institute, please see the web page by
Retiring age of every professor in Nagoya University is 65 years old. In the current recruiting, women may be selected if qualified to be equal as a strong candidate after considering research achievement, service to education and societies, etc.