[Job Opportunity] Professor Position at ITbM, Nagoya University

The Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) and the Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University are seeking a Professor with a strong background in theoretical chemistry.

Job title (number of positions)

Full Professor (one)


Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University (Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University as a concurrent position)

Research field

Theoretical chemistry in a broad sense

Job description

As a Principle Investigator (PI) of the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), the World Premier International Research Center (WPI), the successful candidate will perform research in close collaboration with other ITbM faculty members. He/she will also be involved in education and management, including giving lectures on Chemistry at the Department of Material Science, Graduate School of Science and the Department of Chemistry, School of Science.

Employment conditions

Employment status: Full-time with tenure until mandatory retirement age (65 years of age); discretionary work system
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, summer holidays and year-end holidays (December 29 – January 3)
Leave: Paid annual leave, sick leave, and special leave
Salary and allowance: Paid in accordance with Nagoya University Pay Rules, etc.
Social insurance: Mutual Aid Association (health insurance), welfare pension, employment insurance and workers’ compensation insurance


A researcher holding a Ph. D. degree, who enthusiastically pioneers new research areas
Ability to give lectures on quantum chemistry and computational chemistry

Starting date

April 1, 2018

Application documents written in English

  • Resume (attach photograph)
  • List of achievements (including invited lectures and research grants)
  • Main article reprints (maximum of 10 papers)
  • Research summary (2 pages on A4)
  • Future research and education plan (1-2 pages on A4)
  • Name and contact address of two referees

Submission of application documents

Combine the above application documents into one PDF file and send as an attachment to the following address. Enter “ITbM Professor Application” as the subject/title. After submission, confirm the reply mail of receipt. 
Address to submit document: h-abe@chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp
If electronic submission is difficult, send the documentation via postal mail to the address below. In this case, specify “ITbM Professor Application Documents” on the envelope and send by simple registered mail.

Deadline for submission

August 1 2017

Selection method

Interview after document review

Submission of applications/inquiries

Professor Hiroshi Abe
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science,
Nagoya University
Furo, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)52-789-2490
Email: h-abe@chem.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Other notes

This is an international call for applications. Nagoya University proactively promotes a gender equality.

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