Faculty Member Recruitment Sub-coordinator (Associate/Assistant Professor) (Energy and Society)

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    Kyushu University
    TechnologyConstruction technology
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    11/10/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Fukuoka
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Kyushu University Platform of Inter-/Transdisciplinary Energy Research (Q-PIT) was established on October 1, 2016. It is a collective organization integrating a variety of energy-related faculty such as science, engineering, and social science. The objective of Q-PIT is to solve global issues relating to energy, environment, and economy which need to tackle with various expertise to realize a sustainable society.

With its reorganization planned for the year 2022 as an attachment, Q-PIT is seeking to recruit globally a full-time faculty to work as a sub-coordinator (associate professor or assistant professor). For detail, please refer to Q-PIT website: https://q-pit.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/

Current Openings: one (1) full-time, five-year tenure-track faculty position at the rank of associate professor or assistant professor. A performance evaluation will be conducted within three years from the appointed date. Reappointed individual will be awarded tenure.
The rank will be decided according to the selected candidate's capability.

Concurrent assignment at Platform of Inter/Transdisciplinary Energy Research Energy (Q-PIT) and a faculty of the candidate's area of expertise* in Kyushu University.
Successful candidate will be assigned to a faculty or institute of their area of expertise, and the assigned faculty or the institute will be the research base where research support, collaboration with other faulty members and a research environment will be provided including a room, laboratory and access to equipment.
* The most suitable faculty or institute will be decided before the start of employment in consideration of the candidate's research field.

(1) As a Sub-coordinator
To plan, coordinate and support interdisciplinary researches, education and industry-academia-government collaboration across clusters1) and modules2) as a sub-coordinator. The successful candidate will be assigned to one of the following three divisions and work in cooperation with a division coordinator and other members.
60% of the new faculty member's total effort is to be allocated to sub-coordinator work.

The main objectives of each division are as follows:

[Education Promotion Division3) ]
・ To plan, develop and manage energy education programs
・ To support graduate students and researchers with their career paths in cooperation with other faculty members and industry sectors.

[Research Promotion Division4) ]
・To plan and promote interdisciplinary research by integration of or collaboration with research clusters and modules.

[Social Design Division5) ]
・To collaborate with stakeholders outside Kyushu University and engage in activities for resolution of social issues and social implementation of research outcomes.

(2) As a Researcher:
To promote research related to sustainable development and social issues such as decarbonization, use of renewable energy, net-zero energy, living environment and urban environment in future society, and to promote interdisciplinary research across clusters and modules.

(3) For Teaching:
Responsible for education and supervision of students as a supporting faculty member in your affiliation faculty, institution or other related faculties in Kyushu University.

Areas of Expertise:
Research fields related to the energy in future society, such as the construction of a sustainable recycling-oriented society. In particular, research fields related to energy load reduction, use of renewable energy, efficient energy use, living environment and urban environment in future society, and carbon neutrality.

Starting Date: April 1, 2022

Work Location: Fukuoka City

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Annual Salary System

【Working hours】
・Discretionary labor system
・holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, natinal holidays, summer paid holidays (3 days), year-end and New Year holidays (Dec.29-Jan.3)

MEXT(*) Mutual Aid Insurance, Employment Insurance, etc.

MEXT:The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science and Tecnology

Additional comments

・Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer and follows the principles of the Basic Act for Gender Equal Society (Act. No. 78 of 1999).
・For more information about the Kyushu University Office for the Promotion of Gender Equality, please visit https://danjyo.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/
・Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer and follows the principles of the Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities (Act No.84 of 1970), Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 123 of 1960, revised in 2013), and the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 65 of 2013).
・Kyushu University established the System of Employment of Faculty Members with Accompanying Spouse in July 2017.
・Personal information included in submitted documents will not be used for any purposes other than the screening.
・Salary: Annual salary system (new annual salary system introduced on April 1, 2020)

1) Cluster
Q-PIT has three clusters: “Energy Materials and Devices", “Energy System" and “Energy and Society" in the new organization. Faculty members conducting research in energy- related fields at this university will participate in any of the clusters and promote transdisciplinary advanced research, which is the main objective of this organization.

2) Module
Research organization that researchers in clusters propose on top of cross-disciplinary advanced research (provided that the proposal is approved).

3) Objectives of the Education Promotion Division
・ To promote energy education programs in order to cultivate researchers to work cross-disciplinary
・ To survey, analysis of energy-related research
・ To support doctoral students in energy-related faculty with their research
・ Other work related to energy education

4) Objectives of the Research Promotion Division
・ To promote cross-disciplinary and advanced energy research
・ To build up Q-PIT as a strong gateway in energy research fields
・ To establish interdisciplinary energy research teams
・ Public Relations on energy research outcomes
・ Other energy research-related work

5) Objectives of the Social Design Division
・ To propose grand designs of a decarbonized society
・ To promote implementation of energy research outcomes
・ To liaise with industry and local governments to respond to their inquiries and consultations regarding energy research
・ To promote joint and contract research relating to energy fields
・ To work to solve social issues by energy research

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