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

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Position ID:UTokyo-KavliIPMU-ILR2024 [#26932]
Position Title: Non-tenure Project Assistant Professor on Astrophysics and Cosmology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astrophysics
Data Science
Appl Deadline:2024/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (listed until 2024/02/29)
Position Description:    

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The Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) invites applications for non-tenure project assistant professorship. We intend to appoint one or two positions in astrophysics and cosmology with initial terms of 3 years. The contract may be extended subject to evaluation, for a total employment period of six years maximum. 

The position is funded by JSPS International Leading Research "Heavy Elements in the Early Universe Elucidated by Superconducting Nanoelectronics, Large-Scale Numerical Simulations, and Data Science" (23K20035, PI: K. Kohno at University of Tokyo). Successful candidates are expected to work with Co-I Professor Naoki Yoshida on a broad range of research topics in galaxy formation and evolution and cosmology using computer simulations and machine learning. Generous travel fund and opportunities to visit and stay at foreign institutes are provided for this position.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are strongly supported at Kavli IPMU. We particularly encourage applicants from groups that are underrepresented in astrophysics and cosmology, such as women and gender minorities, and from diverse cultural backgrounds. The IPMU researchers are entitled to paid parental leave. A support team is available to the fellows and their families to facilitate everyday living in Japan.

The application should include a CV, research statement, publication list, and at least five letters of recommendation. They should be uploaded through AcademicJobsOnline at
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Email inquiries regarding the application process may be sent to Kavli IPMU AJO INQUIRY <>

The search is open until filled, but for full consideration please submit the application and letters by January 31, 2024.

Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study, 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. More than half of its full-time scientific members come from outside Japan. We seek to build a diverse, highly interactive membership.

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