Professors/Associate Professors of Information Science and Electrical Engineering

Kyushu University


31st January 2023
Junichi Murata, Dean,
Faculty of Information Science
and Electrical Engineering,
Kyushu University

Professor and Associate Professor Positions Announcement
Department of Electronics, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering,
Kyushu University

1. Open Positions: Two Professors and Two Associate Professors

2. Affiliation: Department of Electronics, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering,
Kyushu University.

3. Place of Work: Kyushu University Ito Campus, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan.

4. Research Area: Semiconductors are key devices that support the core of all digital systems, and the
development of integrated circuit technology is an important national issue. Under these circumstances,
there is a demand for researchers and engineers who have new perspectives and drive social change (value
creation) using semiconductors. We seek faculty candidates who, having one or more of the specialties
described below, lead the social change (value creation) using semiconductors and educate students who
will support the future of semiconductor technology. In addition to research and development, we also
welcome those who are familiar with semiconductor marketing and product management, and can provide
education based on industrial experiences.

5. Specialty: Integrated circuit design, semiconductor device design, semiconductor process, packaging,
semiconductor material development, semiconductor applications such as IoT, international
standardization activities, marketing or product management, etc. in semiconductor-related fields.

6. Job Description:

・ The successful candidate is expected to conduct research in the Department of Electronics for the
topics presented in the item 5.
・ He/she will join in the Education Center for Value Creation in Semiconductors (tentative name) to be
established shortly, where he/she will give education to students in the Department of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering, Graduate School of Information Science
and Electrical Engineering, and related schools and graduate schools in Kyushu University.

7. Position Type: Regular full-time (not fixed-term contract), Trial employment period (Three months)
We are planning to grant research funds (Start-up support). (Amount: 1st year: JPY 2,000,000. 2nd year:
JPY 1,000,000)

8. Working Hours, Break Time, and Overtime Work: 7 hours and 45 minutes per day based on discretionary
labor system for professional work.

9. Holidays: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, and from December 29 to January 3.

10. Salary: Annual salary system will be applied. Base annual salary is determined based on professional
experience, job responsibilities and other relevant factors along with the University's related

11. Insurances: Employment insurance, Industrial injury insurance, Health insurance, and Employee pension.

12. Qualifications: The candidate should

(i) have a PhD or equivalent.
(ⅱ) be enthusiastic in teaching and research.
(ⅲ) be able to teach, supervise, and give lectures in English.

13. Start Date: At the earliest opportunity.

14. Application Documents:

(i) Curriculum vitae including the candidate's profile photo, education after high school, work
experience, academic society memberships, social activities, awards, and other particularly notable
(ii) A list of publications. Please categorize them based on the type of the publications such as peerreviewed journal papers, proceedings of international conferences, tutorial papers, books, invited
talks, patents, etc. (showing h-index, impact factor, and times cited if any). As for papers,
proceedings, and patents, please show all the authors' names listed in the order as printed in the
(iii) Reprints of five representative papers.
(iv) A summary of the candidate's current/past research and a research vision statement (around 1000
words plus figures).
(v) Teaching Statement (around 1000 words plus figures).
(vi) The candidate who belongsto a university must include a track record ofsecuring research funding.
Please include the name of the funding, the title of the project, the information if you are the
principal investigator or co-investigator, your affiliation, and the amount of the funding. The
candidate who belongs to an industry must include the details of the research projects involved.
(vii) The names, affiliations, and contact details of two references.

15. Application Deadline: Received by 28th April 2023.

16. Application submission:

(i) Submitting the application documents by mail: Please enclose a printed copy of the above
documents and an electronic medium containing the pdf file. Please use a secure method such as
registered mail to the contact address listed in "Enquire". Please note that submitted documents
will not be returned.

(ii) Submitting the application documents by electronic file: Please contact the e-mail address listed
in the "Inquiries" below. We will tell you with the URL for the shared folder, so please upload your
application documents. Please combine the documentsinto one PDF file. Please note thatsubmitted
documents will not be returned.

17. Enquire and contact: 

Shunji Kimura (tel: +81-92-802-3732, e-mail:
Professor, Department of Electronics, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering,
Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan.

18. Interview: Selected applicants will be asked to have an on-campus or online interview. The University
does not cover travel expense for the interview.

19. Note:
(i) In line with the Basic Act for a Gender-Equal Society (Act No. 78 of 1999), Kyushu
University is an equal opportunity employer:
(ii) Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer and follows the principle of Basic
Act for Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 84 of 1970), Act on Employment Promotion
etc. of Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 123 of 1960, revised in 2013) and Act on the
Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 65 of 2013).
(iii) The system of employment of faculty members with accompanying spouse has been
implemented at Kyushu University from July 2017.
(iv) Kyushu University prohibits the smoking in the site to avoid exposure of environmental
tobacco smoke.
(v) Personal information included in the submitted documents will not be used for purposes
other than screening.

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