Nagoya University, International program in physics course

Position ID:Nagoya University-International program in physics course-APP [#11016, RA29]
Position Title: Designated Associate Professor, or Designated Professor position
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 464-8602, Japan [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline:2018/04/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/03/26, finished 2018/11/04, listed until 2018/04/30)
Position Description:    

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Nagoya University

Global 30 International Programs

Nagoya, Japan

The Physics Program in the Nagoya University Global 30 International Programs invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, Designated Associate Professor, or Designated Professor position. 

We encourage candidates who have shown excellence in teaching Physics to students at the undergraduate level to apply. The G30 Program is known for its small class sizes, motivated students, and international atmosphere. Standard teaching load is up to eight courses per year. A course is equivalent to one 90-minute lecture per week for 15 weeks. Successful applicants will also be expected to advise students and take part in admissions. The successful candidate should engage in research in the Department of Physics at the Graduate School of Science.


  1. Doctoral degree in Physics or a related field, with teaching experience
  2. Demonstrated ability to advise students at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  3. Willingness to participate in the International Programs of the university, including but not limited to teaching courses to Japanese students and some administrative duties
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and evidence of success in a multicultural environment with students, faculty, administration, and the local community
  5. Record of research experience in Physics
  6. Japanese language proficiency is welcome though not required.


The initial contract will start in October 2018 and terminate in September 2021. Contingent upon job performance and funding of the Global 30 International Program, the contract may be renewable every three years, possibly up to the termination of 30 September 2028. 

Salary: Approximately JPY5,000,000-10,000,000/year (all inclusive). Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Taxes and insurances will be withheld from the annual salary.  

Application Requirements:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Full curriculum vitae— please include country of citizenship and university graduation dates.
  3. Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for the application process)
  4. Three letters of professional recommendation—written within a year of this application—with the referee’s Name, Title, Name of Organization, Length and Nature of Relationship with Applicant, and Contact Details included (note: we will conduct reference checks for candidates who pass the initial screening)
    1. At least two letters discussing the candidate’s teaching ability
    2. At least one letter addressing the candidate’s ability to work in a multicultural environment (if applicable)
  5. Summary of research experience (about two pages)
  6. List of research achievements (including invited lectures and research grants) 
  7. Copies of main article reprints (maximum of 5 papers; if applicable)
  8. Proposal of future research plans (about 1 page)
  9. One-page statement of teaching philosophy, addressing the applicant’s ability to integrate creative thinking and global perspectives into their courses
  10. Evidence of teaching excellence, such as any of the following items (if applicable):
    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 teaching a class
    3. Student evaluation forms and summaries from at least two different courses
    4. Student letters
    5. Public commendations, prizes, and other awards for teaching excellence
  11. Public commendations, prizes, and other awards (if applicable)

To apply, please send your complete application package by postal mail. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application documents will not be returned. 

[Postal Information]

Please enclose the above documents in an envelope and write “Faculty Application for International Programs position; No. RA29” in red ink on the envelope. 

General Administration Division

Education & International Affairs Department

Staff Hall 2nd floor

Nagoya University

Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan


Dept. of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University

E-mail: (in English or Japanese)

Application deadline: 

30 April 2018

(Note: Only short-listed candidates will be notified for further instructions.)

Educational Policy of Nagoya University’s Global 30 International Programs:

Nagoya University’s fundamental objective is to cultivate leaders with courage and intellect. We call such individuals ‘yuuki-aru chishiki-jin,’ people who can harness their courage, curiosity, and creativity to engage in education and research. Nagoya University’s multi-disciplinary curriculum cultivates ethical leaders to be productive members of global society. We encourage highly motivated educators who share this vision to apply. Also we are an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women reserchers are encouraged.

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