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: 2011/10/06

Job Opportunity

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

The Global 30 International Program in Mathematical Science Program, Nagoya University seeks to fill a full-time, temporary position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will teach maximum 8 courses per year (maximum 8 ‘komas’ per year*). As a full-time faculty, he/she 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 ‘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. Preferably Non-Japanese

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 be starting on June 1, 2012, and terminating on May 31, 2015. Contingent upon job performance, 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, year 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.
  4. At least one letter of recommendation addressing teaching
  5. List of publications
  6. Brief description of selected publications
  7. Copies of selected publications
  8. Research plan
  9. Teaching statement
  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 Mathematics position; No. TP17” in red ink on the envelope. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application deadline: November 30, 2011

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

About Nagoya University

Nagoya University is a comprehensive national research-intensive university in the heart of Japan. With approximately 16,000 students, of which 1,500 are international, Nagoya University is currently ranked 82nd (Academic Ranking of World Universities) and 92nd (Times Higher Education) globally. The critically acclaimed faculties of Nagoya University have won international awards including the Fields Medal, the King Faisal International Prize, and four Nobel Prizes. With the goal of opening up its departments to greater number of international students while helping to cultivate Japanese students who can thrive in an international environment, Nagoya University is currently expanding the number of programs that will be taught entirely in English. Nagoya University is located in the central Chubu region, one of the most powerful manufacturing regions in the world, with a strong concentration of major multinational corporations. The city of Nagoya is the fourth largest in Japan and provides easy access to Tokyo and Kyoto. The cost of living in Nagoya is relatively affordable, and the city boasts a vibrant culture that combines modern and traditional atmospheres, making it a stimulating and comfortable place to live.