Professor in the Division of Quantum Beam Material Science

Kyoto University



Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science (KURNS) invites applications for a Professor position, as described below.

KURNS was established for the joint use program among Japanese universities to promote the research and education in the fields of nuclear reactors and related subjects. The Kyoto University Research Reactor (KUR) and related research facilities have been used in a wide variety of scientific areas.

Research Division:
Division of Quantum Beam Material Science (

Job Description:
The successful candidate is expected to play important roles in research and education on advanced materials science using the KUR and/or related research facilities in KURNS. In addition, he/she is expected to open a new scientific area and should propose a beneficial project at KURNS for the joint use program among Japanese universities.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD.

Application documents (to be submitted either in Japanese or English):
1. Curriculum Vitae (a photograph must be attached.)
2. Brief summary of research and a list of academic publications (divided clearly into refereed journal papers and others); journal Impact Factors and the number of citations of major 10 publications should be specified.
3. Six reprints (photocopies) of major 10 publications.
4. Recommendation letters by references (It is possible to offer oneself.)
5. Statement of research plans and interests, describing research experiences on related areas and proposed project at KURNS for the joint use program among Japanese universities.
6. Description on other activities (on research funds, academic society and social activities), together with the names of some references (including addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses)
7. Electric data of the application documents above (except six reprints) should also be submitted in the form of CD-ROM or USB memory.

Term of Employment:
Full time (tenured)

Application Deadline:
Applications must arrive no later than July 26, 2019, 05:00 p.m. JST.

To be Sent to:
Administration office, Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science, Kyoto University 2, Asashiro-Nishi, Kumatori-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka 590-0494 JAPAN TEL: +81-72-451-2310 (“Application documents for Professorship (Division of Quantum Beam Material Science)” should be written in red ink on the envelope, which should be sent by registered mail. Application documents will not be returned.)

Starting Date:
As early as possible after the decision is made.

Business Hours:
Discretionary labor system, based on 7 hours, 45 minutes (8:30–17:15 work schedule with a one-hour break) per day, 38 hours 45 minutes per week.
Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, Foundation Day, and summer vacation.

Salary and Allowance:
To be determined in accordance with Kyoto University regulations.

Social Insurance:
(1) National Public Service Mutual Aid Associations
(2) Employee’s pension insurance
(3) Unemployment insurance
(4) Worker's accident insurance

Selection Procedures:
The application will be reviewed by the selection committee. Interview may be conducted after reviewing the applications. Those selected will be notified for further instructions.

Probation Period:
6 months

Prof. Makoto SETO
(TEL+81-72-451-2445, E-mail: seto* (replace the (*) with @))

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Kyoto University promotes equal opportunities in gender and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.

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