Assistant Professor in Faculty of Agriculture (Plant sciences)

    Shizuoka University
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    29/10/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Shizuoka
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
The Department of Applied Life Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture of Shizuoka University is inviting applications for a five-year tenure track assistant professor position with financial support for research. Aiming for advancing Plant Sciences in the Department of Applied Life Sciences, the Faculty of Agriculture is seeking a tenure track assistant professor with the foci on the areas of Plant Sciences including Plant Nutrition, Plant Molecular Breeding, and Bioinformatics.
The tenure track system at Shizuoka University targets to provide promising young researchers with opportunities to promote their scientific carriers and to nurture their talents and skills in the contexts of research, leadership, management, and education. Holders of tenure track positions are expected to undertake scientific research in their respective fields primarily. However, since eventually, they will also undertake teaching responsibilities, the tenure track program requires the holders to guide thesis projects of students. Holders of tenure track positions will be promoted to tenured positions upon successful completion of the tenure track program. Extremely competent individuals may be promoted to tenured positions even earlier.
Shizuoka University hires professors to promote internationalization both in education and research. Also, Shizuoka University is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of nationality, race, gender, or religion.

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Applicants must have a doctoral degree and have made outstanding research achievements in the field of Plant Sciences including Plant Nutrition, Plant Molecular Breeding, and Bioinformatics. We seek an inquisitive individual who is able to promote distinctive research, and interdisciplinary research projects unique to Shizuoka University, taking advantage of its regional characteristics and location. In addition, applicants must expertise in conducting both laboratory experiments and field works using genome-based data analysis of various plants/agricultural crops. We are looking for individuals who can take charge of Plant Science, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, and who can actively engage in student education.

[Address of work location and other information]
The successful candidate shall be assigned to work at Shizuoka Campus of Shizuoka University (Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan).

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Tenure track Assistant Professor(1 position)

[Starting date]
The successful candidate is expected to start on April 1, 2022(or later at the earliest possible date).

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[Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.]
(1) Duration
Five years from the start of employment.
(2) Assessment of Tenure track Position
The performance of the tenure track position holder will be evaluated regularly. The assessment includes multi-evaluations of his/her capabilities in scientific research, leadership and management, acquisition of competitive research funding, and providing teaching and tutorship for Bachelor/Master course students. The assessment will take into account the original research plan, mid-term and final research goals submitted at the start of employment, and results of interviews. The assessment will be scheduled as follows:
1) The yearly evaluation will take place at the end of the first, second, and fourth years.
2) An interim assessment will be conducted within the month following the expiry of two and a half years since the start of employment.
3) The final assessment will be conducted within four and a half years since the start of employment.
*Successful assistant professor will be promoted to a lecturer or associate professor,and successful associate professor will be promoted to professor (acquire tenure until the retirement age (currently 65 years old)).
(3) Remuneration: Annual salary system
1) Allowances, including those for dependents, management, housing, commutation, special work, overtime work, and midnight work will be provided in accordance with the Shizuoka University guidelines.
2) Relocation expenses will be covered following the Shizuoka University guidelines.

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