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

Division of Green Conversion, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University invites applications for a faculty position at the Professor level. The division aims to conserve resources and energy, to promote effective utilization of underutilized energy resources and renewable energy, and to develop technologies related to energy and material conversion, enabling detoxification and minimization of toxic waste.
  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 application is "Basic research for development of advanced devices by using quantum phenomena and its application".

Toward establishing the smart-information network technology for the sustainable future society, which is the mission of the institute, the development of environment-friendly advanced devices is called for. For the achievement of this subject in the project, the candidates should perform a strong research on the development of new kinds of devices using quantum phenomena, which are composed of metals, semiconductors, oxides or organic materials. The candidates are also requested to belong to the institute facility, Research facility for Advanced Science and Technology, and would be assigned to the operation of clean-rooms and the project of "Nano-fabrication" in the Nanotechnology Platform.

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 January 1, 2015 or the earliest possible date after January 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 September 26, 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 (Research Facility for Advanced Science and Technology) in Green Conversion 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. Shinya Yagi
Professor, Director of Green Conversion Division

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

e-mail: s-yagi*@* (Please drop *'s before/after @ in sending e-mail.)
Phone +81-52-747-6828, FAX +81-52-747-6828

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.