Graduate School of Mathematics, Nagoya University
ADDRESS: Furocho, Chikusaku, Nagoya, Japan / POSTAL CODE: 464-8602

Job Opportunity - Associate/Full Professorship for G30 Program

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Update: 2011/05/17

Job Opportunity

Associate or Full Professor Position for the Global 30 International Graduate Program in Mathematical Science

The application for the position is over.

The Global 30 International Programs of Nagoya University, Mathematical Science Program seeks to fill two full-time, temporary positions at the rank of associate or full professor position. The successful candidate will teach up to 6 courses per year (up to 6 ‘koma’ per year*). As full-time faculty, s/he will be expected to hold office hours, provide academic advising for students and perform the normal duties associated with teaching.

(*In Japan one course or &ksquo;koma’ is equivalent to one 90 minute lecture per week for 15 weeks)

Possible courses that the successful candidate will be expected to teach:

  • Calculus, Linear Algebra, Exercise in Mathematics (for freshman), Complex Analysis (for sophomore)
  • Graduate courses related to the candidate‘s specialty of research fields.
  • The number of courses will be determined by other contribution to education and research activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Doctoral degree in Mathematics or a related field and teaching experience.
  2. Demonstrated ability to advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  3. Willing to participate widely in the International Programs of the university including, but not limited to teaching courses to Japanese students, and some administrative duties. Ability to perform research in mathematics or mathematical sciences.
  4. Strong inter-personal skills and evidence of effective interaction with students, faculty, administration, and community
  5. English fluency to teach above mentioned courses in English
  6. Non-Japanese citizenship

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working in a multicultural environment preferred
  2. Japanese language proficiency is welcomed though not required

Nagoya University seeks individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, with an interest to teach introductory courses to international students from all over the world in Japan. The initial contract will start on June 1, 2011, and terminate on May 31, 2014. On October 1, 2011, the first international course students will be entering, and the teaching will start then.

Contingent upon job performance and funding of Global 30 international programs, the contract may be renewable for an additional three-year term.

Salary: JPY4,000,000–10,000,000/year (all inclusive, such as taxes, health insurance, daily commuting expenses, etc.); commensurate with qualifications and experience, based upon institutional policy

Application Requirements

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae which include the following information: Name, county of citizenship, current affiliation and title of position, date and source of Ph. D., educational history and professional experience, address, phone, and E-mail address.
  3. Three letters of professional recommendation — written within a year of this application — with the referee's Name, Title, Name of Organization, Length and Relationship with Applicant, and Contact Details included. (Note: we will conduct reference checks for candidates who clear the initial screening.)
  4. At least one letter of recommendation addressing teaching and/or research abilities.
  5. List of publications.
  6. Brief description of selected publications.
  7. Copies of selected publications.
  8. Research plan. (Please describe what you would like to accomplish during the next several years together with its importance and background.)
  9. Statement of teaching philosophy, addressing the applicant's ability to integrate creative thinking and global perspectives into the courses taught.
  10. Evidence of teaching excellence, such as the following:
    1. Copies of past course syllabi—from at least two different courses—prepared and used by the applicant illustrating his/her teaching philosophy
    2. DVD of the applicant's teaching (if available)
    3. Student evaluation forms and summaries from at least two different courses (if available)
    4. Student letters (if available)

To apply, please send your complete application package to:

Office of International Strategic Planning
Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan


Please enclose the above documents in an envelope and write “Faculty Application for International Programs in Fundamental and Applied Physics position; No.TP08” in red ink on the envelope. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application deadline: January 28, 2011

(Note: Only those selected will be notified for further instructions.)

About Nagoya University

Nagoya University is a comprehensive national research-intensive university located in between Tokyo and Kyoto where many of the top manufacturing companies have their operations. With approx. 16,000 students (1,500 international), our faculty have won internationally acclaimed awards including the Fields Medal, King Faisal International Prize and the Nobel Prize, with three of our four Nobel Laureates alumni of the university. Currently, Nagoya University is ranked 82 (Academic Ranking of World Universities) and 92 (Times Higher Education) in the world. Starting October, 2011, Nagoya University will offer select programs taught in English. The city of Nagoya is the fourth largest city in Japan with the access of a large metropolis combined with a small town atmosphere, making it an affordable and comfortable place to live.