Nagoya University, Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)

Position ID:Nagoya University-Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)-RAP [#17761, KMI-2020-4]
Position Title: designated Assistant Professor
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Nagoya, Aichi 464-8602, Japan
Subject Area: the theory of elementary particle physics, cosmology, or their interdisciplinary field
Appl Deadline:2021/01/18 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/09, listed until 2021/03/31)
Position Description:    

The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI) was founded in 2010 in order to solve the fundamental mysteries of elementary particle physics and the universe and to develop new frontiers in physics by the collaboration between theoretical particle physics groups, experimental particle physics groups, cosmology and theoretical astrophysics groups, experimental astrophysics groups, and mathematical physics groups including string theorists. Division for Theoretical Studies in KMI seeks to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track, designated Assistant Professor position. Minimum Qualifications: 1) PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in Physics 2) Willingness to widely participate in the activity of Division for Theoretical Studies and KMI including administrative duties for KMI as well as to participate research activities in the division. 3) Excellent research experiences in relevant fields

Term: Earliest possible date after April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2024. After the date, the position may be extended up to March 31, 2026 based on the performance during the first period, and so on.

Salary: Conforming to the rules of Tokai National Higher Education and Research System

Application Requirements: 1) Cover letter 2) Full curriculum vitae—please include the country of citizenship 3) Two letters of professional recommendation—written within a year of this application—with the referee’s Name, Title, Affiliation, Length and Relationship with the Applicant, and Contact Details included (note: we may conduct reference checks for candidates) 4) Summary of research experience 5) List of all publications and copies of up to three 6) Statement of future research projects and engagement in management tasks 7) Indication of the date available to start

The pdf files of 1)-7) in Application Requirements should be uploaded via Academic Jobs Online.

Application documents can be either in English or Japanese.

Contact: Shin’ichi Nojiri (, Head of Division of Theoretical Studies, KMI (in English or Japanese Language)

Application deadline: January 18, 2021

Others: 1) Nagoya University is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from female and non-Japanese researchers are encouraged. 2) Submitted information will be used only for the purpose of the selection. 3) KMI will not bear your travel expenses to Nagoya University for any reasons during the selection.

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Further Info:
Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe (KMI)
Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 464-8602

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