Public Advertisement for Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

1. Institution

Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

2. Number of positions

One Assistant Professor
*When a female researcher is employed, we offer several support options such as start-up funding.
*We offer various employment information for partners of researchers employed from overseas.

3. Starting date

On or as close as possible to July 1, 2020

4. Employment term

5 years (Reappointment to be determined by performance review. However, the maximum term possible is 10 years.)
As of April 1st, 2013, the total duration of employment for newly employed Fixed-term Contract Employees may not exceed 10 years.

5. Probation


6. Field(s)

Plant Physiology
Plant physiology and Plant chronobiology

7. Qualifications

  1. PhD
  2. Excellent academic achievements in the above fields.
  3. A person who will enthusiastically promote education and research, in cooperation with Prof. ENDO Motomu

8. Employment conditions

  1. Workdays: Monday through Friday
  2. Holidays: Saturday, Sunday, national holidays, the end/beginning of the year and the anniversary of the founding of NAIST (October 1st)
  3. Working hours are left to the professor's discretion

9. Remuneration

Annual Salary Scheme (determined in accordance with the salary regulations of NAIST)

10. Insurance

Employees' health insurance, employees' pension, workers' accident insurance and employment insurance

11. Application materials

  1. NAIST format curriculum vitae (download from the site below)
  2. List of research and education achievements (NAIST format, download from the site below)

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12. Selection procedure

  1. First stage: Document based screening
  2. Second stage: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview by faculty members, presentation, seminar, etc.

13. Deadline for applications

All application materials must arrive no later than Thursday, April 23, 2020 (Japanese Time)

14. Address for submission

All application materials should be sent to the address below.
Professor HASHIMOTO Takashi, Director, Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
E-mail: plantjokyo-endo[at]
Write 'Job Application (Plant Physiology)' in red on the front of the envelope.
If you send by e-mail, all application materials should be converted to a single PDF file. Please contact Prof. ENDO Motomu (endo[at], if you do not receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of the files within two business days.
*All application materials will only be used for the screening and will not be used for any other purposes.
Please note that application materials will not be returned. Rejected applicants' materials will be discarded to protect personal information.

15. For inquiries

Please contact Professor ENDO Motomu
E-mail: endo[at]

16. Passive smoking preventative measures

In order to prevent passive smoking, smoking (including smoking while walking) is prohibited on campus, except for designated areas.

17. Advertiser

Nara Institute of Science and Technology