Assistant Professor Position Available in School of Knowledge Science (Data analytics)

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Assistant Professor Position Available in School of Knowledge Science (Data analytics)

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
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School of Knowledge Science

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National university

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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), the first specialized independent national graduate university in Japan, with the goal of contributing actively to the global society, invites applications from outstanding individuals for a faculty position in the SCHOOL OF KNOWLEDGE SCIENCE. The school aims to educate pioneers of the knowledge society in the 21st century, through providing research and education in interdisciplinary areas by rearranging and integrating existing disciplines in natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities. We are seeking a new faculty member who is active in both research and education, and takes sincere interest in guiding students to success.


The Mission of JAIST
JAIST endeavors to foster leaders capable of contributing to the making of a future world by creation of science and technology, through its most advanced education and research in an ideal academic environment.
The Goals of JAIST
JAIST develops leaders in society or industry who hold credible expertise in the frontier science and technology, broad perspectives, high level of autonomy and communication ability, through its systematic advanced graduate education.
JAIST, to contribute to societies with research outcomes, creates a center of excellence for advancement of researches for solving problems of our world and society and develops new fields through a variety of basic researches.
JAIST fosters active global human resources by promoting faculty and student exchanges with leading institutes overseas and globalizing its education and research.


[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
The successful candidate for the position of assistant professor is expected to:
-Conduct active research in the field of Data analytics (Development of explainable data-driven AI for elucidating the mechanism of phenomena);
-Instruct and advise students for their laboratory work in both Master's and Doctoral Programs in close cooperation with the relevant faculty member Associate Professor Dam Hieu Chi (; and
-Give introductory lectures related to the School of Knowledge Science in cooperation with other faculty members.


[Address of work location and other information]
1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa, JAPAN

[Number of positions]

[Starting date]
April 1, 2020

Research field
Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Applied physics

Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Computational science

Mathematical and physical sciences

Job type
Assistant Professor level

Employment status

Five years- Possible to be reviewed during the appointment term for reappointment (for three additional years) as assistant professor.- When certain conditions are fulfilled, possible to be reviewed during the appointment term for promotion to Senior Lecturer (for five years).

Work location
Hokuriku and Koshinetsu district - Ishikawa

The successful candidate is expected to:
-Possess a doctoral degree in a related field by the time of appointment;
-Excel in and be enthusiastic about education and guidance for graduate students in accordance with the Mission and Goals of JAIST;
-Have a proven record of expertise in conducting research in the area of Data analytics;
-Be capable of undertaking domestic and international research initiatives in competitive areas of advanced research;
-Promote joint research projects through collaborations with other researchers; and
-Be capable of giving introductory lectures and supervising students in English (Fluency in Japanese is appreciated but not mandatory). Possess the ability to communicate globally in English and/or Japanese.


Foreign and/or female applicants are encouraged to apply for the position at JAIST.
JAIST evaluates applicants on the basis of equal opportunity and diversity in the selection of new faculty members. The applications of female and foreigners are encouraged.
JAIST has supportive measures for balancing work and childcare.


(1)Working Hours and Holidays
-Discretionary Labor System for Professional Work: 7 hours 45 minutes per day
-Holidays: Saturdays and Sundays, National Holidays, JAIST Foundation Day, Winter Break (from December 29 to January 3) and Summer Closure Days
-You may be requested to work on some holidays for lecture, university information sessions, and so on. Holiday work is compensated with a substitute day off.
(2)Salary and Other Allowances
-The annual salary system will be applied.
Basic Salary: JPY6,000,000
Please refer to the following site for details of Achievement-based Additional Salary etc.
(3)Social Insurances
- Taking out the MEXT Mutual Aid Association (Health insurance and pension), worker's accident insurance, and employment insurance.


6 months from starting date of employment


Application period
2019/11/15 Deadline for receipt
November 15, 2019 (by 17:00 Japan standard time)

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[Application method (including where to send documents)]

Application Documents(Submit the documents as one set of file using PDF or Word file. Only for Item [4], use Excel file):
[1] Curriculum Vitae with the candidate's photograph
[2] Achievements in Education
[3] Achievements in Research
[4] List of Achievements in Research
Excel file:
[5] Statement of Other Activities Related to Education and Research
[6] Statement of Education and Research Plans in the Term of Five Years at JAIST
[7] Contact information for three references
Submit contact information for three references including names, mailing addresses, phone number and e-mail addresses.


For more details on this application is available at:


[Selection process (selection method and hiring decision), notification of result]
The selection will be conducted based on results and achievements in the areas of research and education and on your future plans of work at JAIST. We will take into consideration not only the number of papers, but also the contents of publications and research.
In order to select the final candidate, the selection committee will conduct interviews with the candidates selected in the initial screening. Interviews will be held in either English or Japanese to evaluate the candidates based on the abovementioned qualifications for applicants.
The evaluation of applications will be strictly unbiased and its result will be kept confidential.


[Selection Schedule]
Document screening: late November
Interview: December 20 or December 27


[Send the application materials to]
Attention to: Dean, Professor Youji Kohda
School of Knowledge Science
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


Submit the document via e-mail. (Address for submission:
“Subject" of the e-mail must be “Application document for an assistant professor for School of Knowledge Science (Data analytics)". We will send a confirmation e-mail after receiving the document.


[Contact details (department, official position, name, e-mail address, and phone number of the responsible person)] * Important
For more information, contact:
School of Knowledge Science (Graduate School Secretarial Service Department)
Tel: +81-761-51-1150


Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology


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Additional information

Assistant professors at JAIST have some advantages.

-More time available to concentrate on research due to the absence of duties to undergraduate students including taking care of student experiments, proctoring National Center Test for University Admissions and Undergraduate Entrance Examination.
-Easy access to common research equipments that enables them to conduct research smoothly and flexibly.


We are supporting female faculty members in need of balancing work and child-rearing by providing a research assistant worker up to three years.


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