University of Tokyo, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe

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Position ID:UTokyo-KavliIPMU-FPAC2018 [#11647]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Astrophysics and Cosmology at Kavli IPMU
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Astrophysics, Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2018/12/01 (posted 2018/08/15, updated 2018/08/14, listed until 2019/02/14)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), The University of Tokyo, has the ambitious goal to discover the fundamental laws of nature and to understand the universe from the synergistic perspectives of mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics, astronomy, and statistics. It is an international research institute with English as its official language established in October 2007.

The Kavli IPMU invites applicants for faculty position in broad research areas of theoretical, computational, and observational astrophysics and cosmology. The research areas include (but are not limited to) galaxy formation and evolution, large-scale structure of the Universe, physical cosmology, dark matter, dark energy, and big data or advanced statistics driven astrophysics/cosmology. The Kavli IPMU is a leading institute of two major imaging and spectroscopic surveys, Hyper Suprime-Cam and Prime Focus Spectrograph, at the 8.2m Subaru telescope, and the applicants would be encouraged to participate actively in these projects. There is also the possibility of individual access to the Subaru, Keck, and ALMA telescopes via the National Astronomical Observatories of Japan. Junior candidates will be considered for a tenure-track assistant professor, while exceptionally qualified candidates will be considered for a tenured associate or full professor position. The successful candidate is expected to create a strong synergy between cosmology, astrophysics, and physics to pursue our goal.

We seek to build a diverse, highly interactive membership, and female and international applicants are strongly encouraged. We have a policy to allow full-time members to travel internationally for between 1 and 3 months every year to build a global network for the Institute. The Kavli IPMU has an active post-doctoral fellowship program with 3-5 postdoctoral fellows hired per year in astrophysics and cosmology,  who are encouraged to collaborate with the faculty. There is also an active visitor program every year.

Kavli IPMU is on the Kashiwa campus of the University of Tokyo. More than a half of its full-time scientific members come from outside Japan. Its annual budget is approximately $13M. The application should include a CV, research statement, publication list, and at least six letters of recommendation. They should be uploaded at

The search is open until filled, but for full considerations please submit the applications and letters by Dec 1, 2018.

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Further Info:
Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
The University of Tokyo
5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan

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