1 Professor or Associate Professor in the Transportation and Environmental Systems Hiroshima University, Department of Transportation and Environmental Systems, Graduate School of Engineering Japan

Faculty Open Position(s)

1. Affiliation (Appointment): Academy of Hiroshima University
(Department of Transportation and Environmental Systems,
Graduate School of Engineering)

2. Position(s) and the number of opening(s): Professor or Associate Professor, one (1)

3. Commencing date of employment: April 1, 2018

4. Field of specialization: Structural analysis of large scale structural systems such as
vehicles and/or environmental systems

5. Teaching responsibilities

 Undergraduate level (general education courses): Science of vehicles and
transportation, etc.

 Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses): Theory of elasticity, Structural
analysis, Theory of vibration, Vehicle and environmental systems project II,
Experiments in vehicle and environment systems, etc.

 Graduate level (master’s programs): Advanced non-linear structural analysis,
Transportation and environmental systems research I and II, etc.

 Graduate level (doctoral programs): Transportation and environmental systems
research III, IV and V, etc.

* In addition to the courses listed above, he or she may be asked to teach other general
education courses and/or discipline specific courses in other department(s) and graduate

6. Qualifications

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:

(1) Hold a doctoral degree (or equivalent degree conferred by a foreign institution).
(2) Hold sufficient research achievements, and be able to supervise doctoral students in
thesis preparation.
(3) Ability to teach classes and supervise students’ research in Japanese and English.

7. Application materials required

(1) Curriculum vitae (Form 1)
(2) List of Achievements (Form 2)
(3) Status of acquisition of external funds in the last ten years as a Representative
(Form 3)
(4) Summary of the past research activities. Each paper should be listed (up to two
pages of A4 paper). (Form 4)
(5) Research Plans after taking office (one page of A4) (Form 5)
(6) Aspirations for education after taking office (one page of A4) (Form 6)
(7) Copies of no more than ten major papers
(8) In addition to the printed application materials, the electronic files in the CD-R/RW
or DVD disk also need to be sent to the contact person

*All of the above documents must be written in English or Japanese. The application
form is available on the following web site. (We only accept the designated form.)

8. Application deadline: All application materials must reach us by [noon on Monday,
September 11, 2017 (Japan time)].

9. Address to Which to Send Application Documents and Contact

Prof. Mitsuru Kitamura (Department of Transportation and Environmental Systems)
Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University
1-4-1, Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima 739-8527, Japan
Tel: 082-424-7809
Fax: 082-422-7194
E-mail: kitamura@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

* Print in red “Application documents for faculty open position in Department of
Transportation and environmental systems (Professor or Associate Professor),
Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University” on the envelope containing
the application documents and send it by registered mail.

10. Selection procedure

(1) Selection will be made based on all application documents submitted.
(2) Interviews will be conducted as needed. The interview may include a mock lecture
in Japanese and English. In such cases, please note that travel expenses will be the
responsibility of the applicant. Applicants who pass the initial document review will
be informed of interview date, time and format.
(3) Hiroshima University promotes a gender-equal society in accordance with the
legislative intent of the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society.

11. Salary, etc.

(1) The monthly salary system will be applied to successful candidates.
(Regulations Concerning Salaries of Hiroshima University Faculty Members will be

(2) Successful candidates may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for the trip
from their home or former place of work to the new place of work to assume their post in
accordance with the relevant regulations of Hiroshima University. For more information,
please contact us.

12. Evaluation

We conduct individual performance evaluations for all Hiroshima University faculty
members after their employment, numerically rate their performance, and salary and
benefits are commensurate with performance indicators.

13. Miscellaneous

(1) Personal information obtained from application documents will not be used or
provided to any third party for purposes other than the necessary procedures
related to personnel affairs, salary, and welfare. Application documents of
applicants whom we have decided not to employ will be discarded in an appropriate
manner, after the completion of relevant selection processes.

(2) All the faculty members of Hiroshima University belong to the "Academy", which is
the single university-wide faculty organization, and each faculty as a member of the
Academy of the University is appointed to educational and/or research
organizations such as an individual undergraduate school, graduate school,
research center and institute.

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