[Job Opportunity] Female Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position at the Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University

In order to facilitate gender equality through Nagoya University’s Advanced Positive Action Plan, the Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science at this University is seeking a female faculty member with strong background in synthetic organic/organometallic chemistry and/or photocatalysis, who has the potential to play a leading role in conducting research and education.

Job title

Tenure Track Assistant Professor: Japanese “Jokyo” (not Principal Investigator (PI))

Number of Positions



Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University

Research field

Synthetic organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and/or photocatalysis


Applicants must hold a Ph.D., with scientific achievements and experience in at least two of the following three research areas: 1. organometallic chemistry/metal coordination chemistry; 2. synthetic organic chemistry and; 3. molecular or semiconductor photocatalysis. The appointee will join the Noyori Laboratory and work with Prof. Susumu Saito (PI) in the Department of Chemistry, cooperating with other members on objective projects in the laboratory.


The major mission of the appointee is to develop molecular catalysts and functional organic molecule–semiconductor hybrid catalysts, which are useful for novel artificial photosynthesis and organic synthesis. Experience in the development of catalytic transformations of organic compounds including alcohols, CO2 or H2O is highly desirable.

Conditions of employment

Term of employment: five years from the date of taking up employment.
Tenure assessment/job promotion: research quality and performance as a faculty member (e.g., laboratory teaching/management, research grant acquisition) will be reviewed in the fourth (mid-term evaluation) and fifth (final evaluation) year of employment. If overall performance including research achievement is assessed to be outstanding, the applicant will be promoted to a tenured lecturer (not a PI position). If otherwise, then the appointee will be given the opportunity to be reemployed as a designated assistant professor for a period of not more than one year, dated as of the end of the first term of employment.
Salary: annual salary based on Regulation on Pay Schedules for Employees Receiving Annual Salary at Nagoya University.

Start date of taking up employment

As soon as possible, after the result is announced.

Application method

Application materials should be submitted in either in English or Japanese. Save the following documents as a single pdf file and submit to the e-mail address stipulated in [Application submission and enquiries] below. The subject line of the email should be “Application to Tenure Track Female Assistant Professor at Noyori Laboratory”.
  1. Curriculum vitae (including portrait photograph)
  2. List of publications (including invited lectures and research grants)
  3. Five reprints of scientific papers authored by the applicant that represent significant achievements
  4. Brief summary of applicant’s research achievements (up to two A4 pages)
  5. Plans for future research and pedagogic interest (up to two A4 pages)
  6. Names and contact information of two persons from whom references can be obtained

Selection procedures

The appointee will be selected based on:
  1. Initial screening of materials submitted
  2. Final screening by interview (only of applicants who have passed the initial screening)

Application deadline

Application materials should arrive by October 16, 2016 (late applications will not be accepted).

Application submission and enquiries

Prof. Susumu Saito (Department Head)
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan
Tel: +81-52-789-5945, E-mail: saito.susumu@f.mbox.nagoya-u.ac.jp


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