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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
In order to realize the sustainable energy society, it is an urgent subject to develop R&D for higher efficiency and optimization of generation, conversion, transmission, control and consumption of electric energy, i.e. so-called “Smart Grid”.  In this context, the objective of the present research project is to establish the environmental-friendly energy conversion, control and utilization system and distributed energy system by using power electronics technologies.

Number of 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 is required.
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, 2013 or the earliest possible date after April 1, 2013
Application documents: 1) Title 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 photo pasted and the applicant’s e-mail address included
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: October 1, 2012
Address for
application documents:
Dr. Nobuo Tanaka
Professor and Director of EcoTopia Science Institute,

EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University,
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 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. Naoki Hayakawa
Professor, Director of Energy Science Division

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

e-mail hayakawa*@*
(Please drop *'s before/after @ in sending e-mail.)
Phone +81-52-789-3325, FAX +81-52-789-3143

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.