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Call for Applications, Associate Professorship at Energy Science Division,
EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Japan

Energy Science Division, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University invites applications for a faculty position at the Associate Professor level.
Energy Science Division conducts research and development relating to new energy, energy saving and environmental load reduction.  In particular, the division focuses on research and development of the technologies for efficient energy conversion to reduce energy consumption and accompanying environmental burden, and of practical processes, apparatus and materials to convert renewable resources to energy with minimal impact on the environment.  The selected applicant should conduct the research project described below.
EcoTopia Science Institute promotes interdisciplinary researches, which should be performed collaboratively with researchers in various academic fields within and outside Nagoya University.  The selected applicant is also expected to work on such interdisciplinary researches.

Research Project Theme
Since petroleum resources are depleting and public demand for environmental protection is increasing, it is an urgent subject to develop renewable and environment-friendly energy sources.  In this context, chemical engineering processes such as solvent extraction and hydrothermal synthesis have increasing importance in that they play a crucial role in, for example, production of biomass fuel and recovery (removal) of valuable (harmful) components from wastes.  The objective of the present research project is to control and activate the reaction fields of those processes by using innovative methods and thereby make them much more sophisticated and efficient.


Number positions: One associate professor position available for the research project
Position period: 5 to 10 years (normally 7 years)
Requirements: 1) Ph.D. or equivalent degree
2) Research record in accordance 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: April 1, 2012 or the earliest possible date after April 1, 2012
Application documents: 1) Ttitle and summary of the proposed research (ca. 1000 words) 
2) Requesting period for the position
3) Curriculum vitae (in any form) with the applicant’s e-mail address included and the applicant’s photo pasted
4) Publication list categorized by refereed journal papers, review papers, books, patents, and others with the applicant’s name underlined
5) Reprints of no more than five major papers (Mark these papers by * in the publication list.)
6) Summary of previous researches (within 1000 words)
7) Other records on professional activities such as awards, research funds and invited lectures (The records of the research funds should include the names of the principal investigator as well as amounts in Japanese yen.)
8) Summary of educational experience, if any, and list of the department(s) or course(s) in the Graduate School of Engineering where the applicant can contribute to education (If the applicant selects more than one department or course, specify an order of preference. For details of the Graduate School of Engineering, see the web page at
9) Names and contact information of one or two persons from whom references can be obtained
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Address for
application documents:
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

Enclose the above documents in an envelope, write 'Application for associate professorship in Energy Science Division' in red on the envelope and send it by registered mail.
Inquiry: 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

e-mail takai*@*
(Please drop *'s before/after @ in sending e-mail.)
Phone +81-52-789-5476, FAX +81-52-789-4691

For details of EcoTopia Science Institute, see the web page at
Retiring age of every professor in Nagoya University is 65 years old. Nagoya University will proactively hire woman staff when the performance evaluation (including research achievements, educational achievements, social contribution and personal quality) of a female applicant is found equivalent to that of male applicants.