Employment -Faculty Position in the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University-
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences at Osaka University is seeking outstanding applicants for a full professor position. We are looking for a candidate who develops prominent original research, demonstrates leadership both in Japan and overseas, and actively contributes to the education and management of the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences. The position is open to all research areas related to life science, but we are particularly looking for a candidate working in neuroscience, cognitive science, theoretical biology, or information science. A successful candidate is expected to be involved in graduate education at the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, and undergraduate education at Biophysical Engineering Course of Faculty of Engineering Science.
Number of Positions 1
Affiliation Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences Suita Campus (1-3 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka, Japan)
School of Engineering Science Toyonaka Campus (1-1 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan)
Specialized Field Life science
Educational activities for undergraduate and graduate school students (at Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences (Suita Campus) and School of Engineering Science (Toyonaka Campus))
A doctoral degree
Excellent research achievements in the related field/s
Experience supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels
Starting Date April 1, 2021 (negotiable)
Term of Employment No Fixed Term (Until the end of the fiscal year at 65 years of age)
Probation Period 6 months
Based on "6. Regulations Pertaining to Working Hours, Holidays and Leave for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff"
*The Discretionary Labor System, Special Work Type will be applied (deemed working hours: 8 hours a day)
Salary and Benefits
Based on "10. Salary Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff"
Medical insurance and employee's pension insurance of the Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations, Employment Insurance and Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance
Applications must be written in English or Japanese and include the following
A Curriculum Vitae
*Please use the university form for educational/research positions available at the following website.
A list of research achievements (original papers, review papers, books, patents, presentations at international conferences)
Reprints of 5 major original papers and their abstracts
A list and an outline of awards and prizes
An outline of research and education achievements (within two A4 pages)
A research plan and educational aspirations (within two A4 pages)
Name, affiliation, and contact information of two professional referees who are willing to be contacted
Reprints of most important papers (up to 5) and reviews (up to 2) in PDF format
*Personal information in the application documents will only be used for the purpose of screening and hiring procedures, and will not be disclosed to any third party.
*Submitted application documents will not be returned.
Sending Address and Contact Person
If submitted by postal service:
Attention: Professor Akihiko Ishijima
Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University
1-3 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka 565-0871 JAPAN
*Please write "Application for professor in Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences" on the front of the envelope in red ink.
*Applications should be sent by registered mail or courier.
If submitted by e-mail:
*Write "Application for professor in Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences" in the subject line.
*Attach the application documents in PDF format (password protected).
*Please send the password in a separate e-mail.
Professor Akihiko Ishijima
March 31, 2020 (Japan Standard Time) or until the position is filled
Document screening will be followed by interviews. Selected applicants will be notified within two weeks after the application deadline.
*Travel and accommodation fees necessary for interviews are to be covered by the applicant. For applicants residing overseas, the applicant may request an online interview.
*Please note that unsuccessful applicants will not be contacted.
Concerning work conditions other than the above-mentioned, please refer to "3. Work Regulations for National University Corporation Osaka University Staff" and/or related regulations.
Please note the above-mentioned work conditions are as of the day this employment offer is posted, and subject to change.
We welcome applications from highly motivated female candidates. Osaka University is committed to promoting gender equality and providing various supports for female academic staff members.
*Osaka University campuses and related facilities are smoke-free, except for designated areas.
Right after the appointment, successful applicant may form a new group of study and employ an associate professor (with a maximum employment term of 10 years). In addition, in or after December 2021, the applicant may employ an assistant professor (with a maximum employment term of 10 years). As well as the successful applicant, these faculty members will be responsible at Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, for graduate level educational/research activities, and its management/administration, and as an academic member of School of Engineering Science, will also be responsible for undergraduate level educational/research activities, as well as the management/administration (entrance exams/committee activities).