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Call for Applications, Professorship (B) at Division of Green Materials, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Japan

Division of Green Materials, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University invites applications for a faculty position at the Professor level. The division aims to solve problems related to the creation of new environment-friendly materials, the development of new material recycling, technologies, realization of materials processing with an ultra-low environmental impact, and the development of bio-affinitive materials. The division is conducting research on the creation, design, and processing of materials to realize a sustainable and sound material-recycling society.
  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 “Research of application of transmission electron microscopy and electron holography to electronic devices.”

Toward establishing the sustainable and sound resource-recycling society all over the world, the creation of various kinds of environment-friendly, energy-saving, and highly functional devices is requested. For the achievement of this subject in the project, concentrating on the development of their functional devices, the candidates should powerfully perform the analytical research using the transmission electron microscopy accompanied with the electron holography technique. The candidates are also requested to contribute to the development of the institute facility, High Voltage Electron Microscope Laboratory.

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 25, 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 (B) in Green Materials 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. Michiko Kusunoki
Professor, Director of Green Materials Division

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

e-mail: kusunoki*@* (Please drop *'s before/after @ in sending e-mail.)
Phone +81-52-789-3920, FAX +81-52-789-5849

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.