Associate Professors in Institute for Advanced Study (Distinguished Young Fellow, Inamori Frontier Program)

Kyushu University


■About Us

Founded in 1911, Kyushu University is a leading research-oriented institute of higher education in Fukuoka, which is historically renowned as Japan’s gateway to Asia for profound cultural and economic interactions due to its geographical proximity to continental Asia.

The University celebrated its first centennial anniversary in 2011 and is taking bold steps forward into its second century. With an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students and the number of faculty at almost 2,000, it is comprised of 12 undergraduate schools, 18 graduate school, 17 faculties, 5 research institutes, and a hospital, as well as over 50 affiliated research centers. With a brand-new mega-campus, Kyushu University is determined to become a world-class hub for excellence in research and education. In line with our persistent efforts to provide a platform to create dialogue and collaboration, multiple activities will be conducted in the coming year and beyond.


In the QS World University Rankings 2023 announced on June 9, Kyushu University is ranked 135th, two spots up from last year. The University placed in the top 10% among 1,422 higher education institutions from more than 100 countries and domestically placed 7th.


For additional information about Kyushu University, visit our website (


The university is located in Fukuoka, one of the most desirable cities to live in Japan.

If you would like to know additional information about Fukuoka, please check these websites below.

・Japan National Tourism website

・Fukuoka Facts



■About Inamori Frontier Program

This year, Kyushu University will implement the "Inamori Frontier Program" to attract world-class young researchers of exceptional quality. This Program invests in the recruitment and development of outstanding human resources through the Institute for Advanced Study. We seek highly talented young researchers at the frontier of their field (Distinguished Young Fellows), who will develop radically original and ambitious projects as independent principal investigators in any research area, from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences.

The Distinguished Young Fellows will be employed with exceptionally high salaries as Associate Professors of the Institute for Advanced Study, and will be offered maximal support, budget, and time to devote themselves completely to research.


■Job Summary



Associate Professor (full-time)


Required Qualifications

(1) Young researchers who can carry out independent research activities as independent PI, regardless of research fields.

(2) Possess a Ph.D., regardless of academic discipline, at the time of taking up employment at the University.


Number of Hires

 Up to 5 persons


Term of Employment

Five-year, fixed-term employment



・Ito Campus   :744 Motooka Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan 819-0395

・Chikushi Campus:6-1 Kasuga-koen Kasuga-Shi, Fukuoka, Japan 816-8580

・Ohashi Campus :4-9-1 Shiobaru Minami-ku, Fukuoka, Japan 815-8540

・Hospital Campus :  3-1-1 Maidashi Higashi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan 812-8582






Required Documents

・Application form 1 (Applicant information sheet) (designated form, excel file)

・Application form 2 (Research information sheet) (free format, pdf file)

・Curriculum vitae (with photograph attached, indicating educational history and employment history)

・Reprints of up to five major articles or books (photocopies or excerpts acceptable, pdf file)

*Please download these documents from the following website.



Application Deadline

Friday, April 14, 2023 at 5 p.m. (Japan Standard Time, strictly enforced).


Campus information

Visit our official website at


Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email to Inamori Frontier Program Recruiting Team (

In your application, please refer to