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Call for Applications, Professorship at Division of Green Systems, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Japan

Division of Green Systems, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University invites applications for a faculty position at the professor level. The division aims to develop stable energy supply infrastructure to support social activities and create material recycling for resource conservation and environmental impact reduction. The division conducts research on the development of energy and material-related networks and optimal system design.
  The selected applicant should conduct the research project described below.
  There are also features that EcoTopia Science Institute uses a fluid-system, which puts a time limit on each research project and optimizes both researchers and research subjects. 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
The current project for the applications is “Advanced technology on electric energy system and power apparatus for sustainable society.”

Toward establishing the energy system to realize the sustainable society, technology developments for higher efficiency, higher reliability and diversity on generation, conversion, transmission, control, consumption and storage of electric energy are requested. The candidates should propose and perform a sub-project to develop the advanced techniques on forecast of electric power supply and demand, plan, design and operation of electric power system and apparatus, higher functionality, reliability and security of electric power apparatus, etc.

Number of positions One 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
Starting date April 1, 2015 or the earliest possible date after April 1, 2015
Application documents 1) Title and summary of the proposed research (ca. 1000 words)
2) Requesting period for the position
3) Select one or more projects that the applicant wishes to join from “EcoTopia Science Institute Projects 2013” (details of the projects are shown in the following web page:
4) Curriculum vitae (in any form) with the applicant’s photo pasted and the applicant’s e-mail address included
5) Publication list categorized by refereed journal papers, review papers, books, patents, and others with the applicant’s name underlined
6) Reprints of no more than five major papers (Mark these papers by * in the publication list.)
7) Summary of previous researches (within 1000 words)
8) 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.)
9) 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
10) Names and contact information of one or two persons from whom references can be obtained
Deadline No later than 17:00 JST of August 18, 2014
Address for
application documents
Dr. Nobuo Tanaka
Professor, 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 professorship in Green Systems Division' in red on the envelope and send it by registered mail. Please note that the documents will not be returned after the selection.
Inquiry: Dr. Toshiyuki Yamamoto
Professor, Director of Green Systems Division

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

e-mail yamamoto*@* (Please drop *'s before/after @ in sending e-mail.)
Phone +81-52-789-4636, FAX +81-52-789-5728

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.