Assistant Professor in Functional Materials Science
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Job Posting(for Assistant Professor)

Affiliation Institute of Innovative Research, Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science

Position title Assistant Professor
Number of Openings
Area of Specialization
Functional materials science (functional organic molecules, polymer materials and soft materials)

Job Description

The successful candidate will be required to carry out innovative researches on
functional materials science in the “Molecular Assembly” field in Laboratory for
Chemistry and Life Science, in collaboration with Prof. Shishido. The successful
candidate will also engage in teaching and administrative works at School of Materials
and Chemical Technology, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering.


Applicants must hold a PhD, be near to completion of a PhD, or have equivalent
experience in a relevant subject and have appropriate laboratory research experience.


Suzukakedai Campus
Nearest station: Suzukakedai

Working Hours

De facto working hours* under the discretionary labor system for professional work:
7 hours 45 minutes per day (38 hours 45 minutes per week)
*Hours considered as working hours

Term Fixed-term appointments will be for up to 5 years. Reappointment may be possible for
one additional term of up to 5 years. The total term is limited to a maximum of 10 years
from the original date of employment.
Probationary Period 6 months


The successful candidate will be paid under the “Annual Salary System with Lump-Sum
Retirement Allowance” pursuant to the Institute’s Regulations on Wage and Salary for
Staff under Annual Salary System with Lump-Sum Retirement Allowance. In
accordance with the regulations, the amount of annual salary will be determined based
on the standard level for the first fiscal year of employment, and will be based on
performance evaluations in subsequent years. A retirement allowance will be paid
separately at the time of retirement.

Annual salary examples (The amounts listed below are only examples provided in the
regulations and do not relate to this position.)

Assistant professor hired immediately after completing a doctoral degree

Standard: JPY 5,000,000
Minimum*: JPY 4,800,000
Maximum*: JPY 5,600,000
*The minimum and maximum amounts will vary depending on performance.

Social insurance
and other benefits Employee’s pension, Mutual Aid Association short-term benefits (health insurance),
employment insurance, worker’s compensation Insurance.

Employer President of National University Corporation Tokyo Institute of Technology
Proposed Start Date
April 1, 2022 or the earliest possible date thereafter
Closing Date for
Applications must be received by January 10, 2022.

Selection Process

Selection will be based on a comprehensive review of applications and interviews.
Selected applicants may be asked to have an interview and/or give a presentation online
or in person.

Please note that travel expenses for attending in-person interviews will not be

Required Documents

List of required documents

1. Curriculum vitae including photograph, professional and educational history (from
high school onward), degrees, awards, and email address.

2. Accomplishment statement, including:
a. Refereed journal papers
b. Commentaries
c. Books
d. Patents
e. Invited lectures, and so on.

3. Applicant’s information entered in an Excel file downloaded from the below URL:

4. Up to three reprints or copies of major publications (one copy for each publication)

5. Acquired research grants and external funds. Include names of the funds, project
titles, amounts, periods of research, and allocated amounts (if not the principal

6. Research statement with a summary of research accomplishments and plan for
the applicant’s work (free form, two A4 pages)

7. Teaching statement that provides a summary of accomplishments and discusses
ideas for teaching and learning (free form, one A4 page)

8. Two references with name, affiliation, and contacts (telephone number and e-mail

How to Submit anApplication

The required documents zipped as one file should be submitted through JREC-IN portal
Web or by e-mail at


Dr. Atsushi Shishido, Professor
Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science, Institute of Innovative Research


1. Application documents will not be returned. The personal information provided in
the submitted documents will be used solely for recruitment and not for any other
purpose, pursuant to the Institute’s applicable rules and regulations.
2. Tokyo Institute of Technology, in order to ensure a diverse workforce, guarantees
equal opportunities for all individuals regardless of nationality or gender.
3. Smoking is prohibited on campus (excluding designated outdoor smoking areas).
4. For more information, please refer to the following link.
5. The progress of the selection can be found at the following website:

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