1. Institution

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

2. Number of positions

One Assistant Professor

*Based on The Declaration of Co-creative Community, our university promotes the diversity of our members. We welcome applications from people with various backgrounds and experiences, including women and those with overseas experience.
*Working at NAIST
*In order to promote the hiring excellent researchers from overseas (including Japanese nationals returning to Japan), and to facilitate a smooth start as they start their research at NAIST, NAIST offers Start-up Funding for Researchers from Abroad who have belonged to foreign education/research organizations as a researcher/student for one year or more.
*Employees are eligible for various support services to promote work-life balance. When female researchers are employed at NAIST, they are eligible for Start-up Funding for Female Researchers. Services and details can be found on the following list of support services.
*A variety of support information and counseling is available concerning academic and private issues, from assimilating to life in Japan to starting/raising a family in Japan at the Center for International Students and Scholars.

3. Starting date

On or as close as possible to October 1st, 2024

4. Employment term

5 years (Reappointment to be determined by performance review. However, the maximum term possible is until March 31st, 2031. )

5. Probation


6. Field(s)

Software Development Support / System Software / Software Engineering Education and their related fields

7. Qualifications

  1. PhD degree is required at the date of hiring.
  2. One who has significant scholarly achievements in one or more of the above-specified fields.
  3. One who is capable of supervising graduate students including international students and is highly motivated to promote international collaboration in the above-specified fields.
  4. One who is able to provide instructions in the education programs for innovative human resource cultivation development at NAIST.

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. Discretionary labor system for professional work

9. Remuneration

Annual Salary Scheme (determined in accordance with NAIST Salary Regulations.)

10. Allowances

Commuting and housing allowances, etc. provided in accordance with NAIST Salary Regulations.

11. Insurance

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

12. 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)
    *If there are any matters that you would like to have considered in the selection process, please write them in the additional information.
  3. Up to 5 representative published papers

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*Note: You can find detailed information concerning the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the following website: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en

13. Selection procedure

  1. First stage:  Document based screening
  2. Second stage:  Interview by faculty members may take place when considered necessary.

14. Deadline for applications:

All application materials must arrive no later than Wednesday, July, 31st, 2024(Japanese Time)

15. Address for submission

All application materials should be sent to email below.
Professor Keiichi Yasumoto, Director , Division of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
E-mail: is-director [at] is.naist.jp (Change the [at] in the address to @)
(We can accept application materials by email)
The e-mail subject should be'Job Application (Software Design and Analysis)', and all application materials should be converted to PDF files. If the file size is too large to send by email, please let us know.
In case you do not receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of the files within two business days, please contact is-director [at] is.naist.jp (Change the [at] in the address to @),
*All application materials will only be used for the screening and will not be used for any other purposes.

16. For inquiries

Please contact Professor Hajimu Iida, Division of Information Scinence, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
E-mail: iida [at] itc.naist.jp (Change the [at] in the address to @)

17. Passive smoking preventative measures

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

18. Advertiser

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