Faculty Recruitment: An Assistant Professor in the Hokkaido University Museum, Hokkaido University

Faculty Recruitment: An Assistant Professor in the Hokkaido University Museum, Hokkaido University

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1. Position:

Assistant Professor in the Division of Research.

2. Term:

A 5-year term, a possible 5-year re-appointment. The review for his/her accomplishments and achievements should be required before the 10-year term to move to a permanent position.

3. Research Field Requested:

Hydrosphere Biology focusing on Ichthyology. The field should be related to Fisheries Sciences.

4. Workplace

The Fisheries Science Center, the Branch of the Hokkaido University Museum (in the Hakodate Campus of Hokkaido University, Hakodate, Hokkaido).

5. Job Details (duties, subject responsible for, etc)

・Research and education that utilize academic specimens and resources.
・Management of academic specimens and the database.
・Museum and outreach activities through exhibitions, seminars, and other media.
・He/she will teach general education and curator training courses on the Sapporo campus of Hokkaido University.
・He/she concurrently holds the post of the Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences and will teach courses of Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences.

6. Qualifications

(1) Applicants are required to have or will have a doctoral degree or Ph.D. prior to the appointment date.
(2) Applicants must have the knowledge and experience of museology and museum activities.
(3) It is desirable to have the qualification of the curator.
(4) Foreign applicants must have the ability of Japanese language for museum activities.
(5) Applicants are expected to teach graduate level courses in English.

7. Desired Starting Date:

April 1, 2018 or as close as possible.

8. Application Materials:

(1) Curriculum Vitae (free format with an attached photo), including name, birth date, present address, contact information (e-mail, phone etc.), educational background since the graduation of high school, employment career, the title of Doctor thesis (with date and organization), rewards and punishments, and so on.
(2) List of accomplishments and achievements (original papers, books, reviews and others). The papers must be specified according to with/without peer review. The corresponding author of each paper should be indicated. If the publication is in press, attach the certification of the publication.
(3) Offprints or photocopies of representative publications (five papers).
(4) Description of research achievements and future research plan (about 3 pages in A4 format).
(5) List of others: teaching experience, activities in academic societies, list of competitive research grants, experience of museum and related activities, public contributions, etc.
(6) Aspirations for museum activities (about 2 pages in A4 format).
(7) A list of two references (The applicant does not contact them).

9. Application Deadline:

December 1 (Friday), 2017 (JST).
Late application will not be accepted for any reasons.

10. Application

Head of the Personnel Commission
Prof. Mitsuhiro Nakagawa
Administration office, the Hokkaido University Museum
Kita 10 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0810 Japan

*Application materials must be submitted by registered mail with “Application for Assistant Professor” in red ink on the front face of envelope.
**All application materials will be only used for the purpose of selection and strictly scraped after the selection.

11. Inquiries

The administration office
The Hokkaido University Museum
Phone: +81-11-706-2568, Fax: +81-11-706-4029
E-mail: museum@jimu.hokudai.ac.jp

12. Remarks:

(1) The selection will be made based on application review. During the procedure, we will ask some of candidates. In addition, candidates will be notified once a decision has been made that a face-to-face interview must be conducted. It is noted that travel costs are not covered for interview attendees.
(2) We explicitly invite women qualified in the research field to apply.
(3) The Assistant Professor of this recruitment can apply to the Program for Fostering Researchers for the Next Generation that is managed by Hokkaido University, Tohoku University and Nagoya University. If the applicant who passes the screening processes can receive financial and other supports. See the below URL.
(4) The website of the Hokkaido University Museum is as follows:


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