Hokkaido University Integrated Science Program Recruitment of Assistant Professor (Biology)

    Hokkaido University
    Biological sciences
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    12/11/2021 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hokkaido
    See description


The Institute for Advancement of Higher Education at Hokkaido University invites applications for a 5-year fixed term faculty position in the area of biology. Duties of the appointee will be (1) to conduct world-leading research in the biology-based discipline of specialty, and (2) to teach a major component of the biology curriculum of the English-language undergraduate degree program for international students (Integrated Science Program; ISP) which has successfully operated since 2017.

Assistant Professor (5-year appointment). Upon the completion of the initial 5-year period, the appointee will be subjected to a performance evaluation and a positive assessment may lead to reappointment for an additional 5 years.

Institute for Advancement of Higher Education.
*Office will be located in Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science.

3.Field of Research

(1) The subjects that you can specially teach in the ISP curriculum are:
Animal Physiology, Cell Biology

[The followings are textbooks, which are currently used in the department]
Molecular Biology of the Cell (Alberts/Johnson/Lewis/Morgan/Raff/ et al.)
Campbell Biology (Urry/Cain/Wasserman/Minorsky/Reece)
Animal Physiology (Hill/Wyse/Anderson)

(2) In addition, as your research field, please select one field from the following five fields. You will have your research together with any mentor(s) working on related field in Department of Biological Sciences in Faculty of Science.
Bioinformatics, Developmental Biology, Reproductive Biology, Neurophysiology, Neuroethology

Hokkaido University, Sapporo Campus, Hokkaido, Japan

(1)Conducting world-leading research in the area of expertise. The appointee will be eligible to apply for national research grants.
(2)Teaching approximately 6 unit-hours per week per semester in undergraduate courses. Offering General Education Courses and specialized subjects (lectures and experiments) related to ISP and Department of Biological Sciences in English.
(3)Contribute to the evaluation of prospective ISP students.
(4)Other duties may include assisting with promotional activities and recruiting the international students by visiting foreign countries.

More Information


1.Basic Salary
(1)The basic salary will be determined in accordance with the regulations of Hokkaido University, with consideration for qualifications, work experience, and achievement.
(2)Relocation allowances will be reimbursed. The cost of self-isolation for two weeks due to the COVID-19 will also be supported, if the appointee will enter Japan from overseas.

2.Working hours, etc.
(1)Monday to Friday
(2)Discretionary working system in the type of professional work (standard 8:30-17:00)
(The working hours for a day is deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes.)
(3)Break time- 45 minutes
(4)Regular off days are Saturdays, Sundays, People's holidays , the period between December 29 and January 3 and other days designated by the university
(5)Annual leave of absence, Paid vacation

3.Health insurance, etc.
- Employee pension insurance
- Mutual Association of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
- Employment Insurance
- Workers' accident compensation insurance

4.Name of Recruiting Institution
Hokkaido University

5.Measures to prevent second-hand smoke
Smoking is prohibited on the premises except for specific outdoor smoking areas.

6.Start Date
March 1, 2022
March 1 marks one month before the start date of the spring semester. Measures may need to be taken for a successful applicant to self-isolate for the prior period to abide by COVID-19 related regulations.

7.Probation Period
3 months

Additional comments

[Further inquiries]

For queries regarding personnel matters:
Academic Affairs Planning Division
Academic Affairs Department
Hokkaido University
Kita 17, Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido 060-0817 Japan
E-mail: jinji@academic.hokudai.ac.jp
URL: https://www.high.hokudai.ac.jp/

For queries regarding research and teaching:
Prof. Hitoshi Suzuki
Faculty of Environemtal Earth Science
Hokkaido University
Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido 060-0810 Japan
E-mail: htsuzuki@ees.hokudai.ac.jp

[Additional information]
Hokkaido University: https://www.global.hokudai.ac.jp/
Integrated Science Program: https://www.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/isp/
Department of Biological Sciences, School of Science: https://www2.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/dept/bio/en
Biosystems Science Course, Graduate School of Life Science: https://www.lfsci.hokudai.ac.jp/bs/en/

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EURAXESS offer ID: 685278
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