Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Engineering Japan

Faculty Open Position(s)

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

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

3. Commencing date of employment: April 1, 2018

4. Field of specialization: Material mechanics, structural mechanics and structural
dynamics for infrastructures

5. Teaching responsibilities

 Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses): Strength of Material, Structural
Mechanics, Energy Method for Structural analysis, Bridge and Earthquake-resistance,
Experiments in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Design of Infrastructures, etc.

 Graduate level (master’s programs): Advanced Structural Engineering, Maintenance of
Structure, Civil and Environmental Engineering Research I and II, Civil and
Environmental Engineering Seminar I and II, etc.

 Graduate level (doctoral programs): Civil and Environmental Engineering 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 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 [5:00 pm on Friday,
September 29, 2017 (Japan time)].

9. Address to Which to Send Application Documents and Contact

Professor Takashi Tsuchida (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University
1-4-1, Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima 739-8527, Japan
Tel: +81-82-424-7784
Fax: +81-82-424-7784

* Print in red “Application documents for faculty open position in Department of Civil
and Environmental Engineering (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 interviews include mock lectures 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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