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)-FDP [#25042, KMI-2023-3(FlaP)]
Position Title: Foreign Designated Professor positions (Cross-appointment, three months every year)
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Nagoya, Aichi 464-8602, Japan [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Particle Physics / experiment
Appl Deadline:2023/08/16 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/06/26, finished 2024/02/17, listed until 2023/12/13)
Position Description:    

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Title: Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute (KMI) at Nagoya University, Japan is actively seeking candidates for a few Foreign Designated Professor positions (Cross-appointment, three months every year).

Outline: Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, (KMI), Nagoya University, was founded in 2010 in order to solve the fundamental mysteries of elementary particle physics and the universe and to develop a new frontier 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.

KMI has launched the Flavor Physics International Research Center (FlaP) in April, 2023, in order to promote international research and education on flavor physics, which is expected to make great progress in the 2020s. KMI has a new opportunity to invite Foreign Designated Professors who will stay three months every year in KMI during the fiscal years 2023-2027. Successful candidates will be expected to collaborate with researchers in the FlaP KMI and promote the experimental research on flavor physics (high precision and sensitivity measurements for B/tau decays, top, Higgs, muon, neutrino, and neutrons) and/or related future research to play an essential role to establish an international research hub at KMI. The overview of KMI and FlaP and members can be found at

Job details: Employer: Nagoya University (The position is at Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, (KMI), Nagoya University)

Location: Successful applicants can work at Nagoya University and related facilities.

Job type: Foreign Designated Professor

Salary: 750,000–1,680,000 Japanese yen per month Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Premiums for mandatory health insurance and welfare pension will be deducted from the payment.

Qualifications: Postgraduate - Doctorate/PhD Nagoya University has a retirement age of 65 years old.

Job hours: Expected 3 months every year in total through cross appointment (choose any periods in total 3 months from 1 April to 31 March in every fiscal year)

Application Requirements: (All materials must be submitted in English.) 1) Cover letter 2) Full Curriculum Vitae – please include country of citizenship 3) Summary of research accomplishments 4) List of all publications and copies of up to three 5) Future research plans 6) Indication of the date available to start 7) Declaration of applicable specific categories (see Others 4:) 8) Names and contact information for two professional references

Application Deadline: All application materials must be received no later than August 16th, 2023 JST. Applicants will be reviewed and contacted about the next stages of the selection process. Later applications may be considered until the end of Jan 2024, if the position remains open.

Inquiries: For inquiries about this position, please contact Prof. Toru Iijima Chair of Flavor Physics International Research Center, KMI, Nagoya University Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan E-mail: iijima at

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

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