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)-DAP2 [#26127, KMI-2023-4]
Position Title: full-time, non-tenure-track, designated Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Nagoya, Aichi 464-8602, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: the theory of elementary particle physics, cosmology, or their interdisciplinary field
Appl Deadline:2023/12/22 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/12, updated 2023/10/09, listed until 2024/04/09)
Position Description:    

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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 in research activities in the division. 3) Excellent research experience in relevant fields

Term: The earliest possible date after April 1, 2024, to March 31, 2029.

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 8) Declaration of applicable specific categories (see Others 4) for downloading the form)

The pdf files of 1)-8) 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: December 22, 2023

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. 4) In November 2021, in accordance with the clarification of the scope of control for “deemed exports” under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act (“FEFTA”), some provision of sensitive technology to faculty members and students by universities and research institutions has become subject to control under the FEFTA. Consistently with this change, when applying for faculty positions or to study at the University, faculty, staff, and students will be required to submit a “Declaration of applicable specific categories” based on the “Flowchart for determining applicable specific categories.” Faculty, staff, and some students will also be required to submit a “Letter of confirmation” at the time of their recruitment or admission. The form can be downloaded via the following URL;

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