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Professorship Call for Applications at The Division of Integrated Project, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Japan

The Division of Integrated Project, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University invites applications for a faculty position at the Professor level.

One of the main objectives of the EcoTopia Science Institute is to conduct interdisciplinary researches that integrate the natural sciences with humanities and social sciences. These researches relate to the establishment of a beautiful and prosperous society (EcoTopia) with sustainable development by using the cyclical use and regeneration of goods, energy, and information. The preferred applicant will extend further researches in the division. In particular, to look for a person prominent in the integrated natural science research field, the division encourages candidates to apply for the project described in this document. 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 research project in the period.


Research Project Theme
"Research on sensing, memory unit and electronic devices based on the spin electronics"
The project should be related to the development of various electronic devices utilizing spin electronics effects such as spin tunnel effect or giant magnetoresistance effect. Especially, our division requires the candidates to utilize our own facilities for ultrahigh-vacuum deposition system, processing technology with nano-level, etc. in the Reseach Facility for Advanced Science & Technology of Nagoya University to develop the novel magnetic sensor, next-generation storage technology, magnetic memory, etc. Our division also requires the candidates the maintenance of the clean room in the Reseach Facility for Advanced Science & Technology.

Number of positions: One full professor position is available for the research project
Position period: 5 to 10 years(7 years 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.
Starting date: As early as possible after April 1, 2013
Application documents: 1) The title of the research theme which applicant will propose and a statement of research plan. (2000 words)
2) Requesting period for the position.
3) Curriculum vitae 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, invited lectures, research funds(specify as principal investigator or not, as well as amounts in Japanese yen)).
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 later than 5 pm JST on November 30, 2012
Address for
application documents:
To Dr. Nobuo Tanaka,
Professor and Director of EcoTopia Science Institute,

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

Send the above documents by registered mail and mark ‘Application for professorship in Division of Integrated Project’ in red on the envelope. Please note that the documents will not be returned after the selection.
Inquiry: To Dr. Kodo Kawase,
Professor and Division Director,
EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University,
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8603, Japan

phone +81-52-789-4211,FAX +81-52-789-4211
Address: EcoTopia Science Institute,
Nagoya University,
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 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. Nagoya University will actively 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.