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Lectureship 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 Lecturer level. The preferred applicant will extend further researches in the division. The Division develops technologies for many kinds of environmental materials, which affect on human activities and social activities, and for their effective utilization. In particular, to look for a person prominent in the environmental conformity materials development research field, the Division encourages candidates to apply for the project described in this document.

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 environmental conformity materials”

The present project promotes research on advanced functional materials development on environment. In particular, the anticipated proposals include research projects on development on environmental conformity nano materials by designing the new functional molecules surpassing the function of natural polymer, based on analysis of the superior mechanism of natural polymer such as a nucleic acid and the protein.

Professorship Call for Applicants
Number of positions: One lecturer 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) 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) 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) 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, 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 later than 5 pm JST on December 7, 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 lectureship in Division of Environmental Research’ in red on the envelope. Please note that the documents will not be returned after the selection.
Inquiry: To Dr. Ryoichi Ichino,
Professor and Division Director of Environmental Research, EcoTopia Science Institute,
Nagoya University,
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8603, Japan

phone +81-52-789-3352,FAX +81-52-747-6504
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.