Job Announcement for Public Advertisement for Specially-appointed Assistant Professor, Division of Materials Science, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology

1. Institution

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

2. Number of positions

One Specially-appointed Assistant Professor

3. Starting date

On or as close as possible to January 1, 2025
(The starting date may be changed to April 1, 2025, depending on the successful applicant's commitments/schedule.)

4. Employment term

2 years

5. Field(s)

Thin Film Semiconductor Devices Laboratory

6. Qualifications

  1. PhD
  2. Excellent research record in semiconductor materials and devices or thin film crystal growth.
  3. Enthusiasm to engage in research and education in semiconductor devices and materials in cooperation with Assoc. Prof. Kosuke O. Hara, the head of the laboratory.

7. 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

*Discretionary labor system for professional work will be applied with the applicant's consent.
*The working hours for a day are deemed as 7.75 hours.

8. Remuneration

Annual salary JPY5,000,000 or more including various allowances, determined in accordance with the salary regulations for education and research fixed-term contract employees of NAIST

* Commuting allowance provided (Bonuses and retirement benefits are not provided)

9. Insurance

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

10. 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)
  3. Two letters of recommendation (preferably in English but Japanese is acceptable)

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11. Selection procedure

  1. First stage: Document screening
  2. Second stage: Interview by faculty members

12. Deadline for applications:

All documents must arrive no later than 30th, September 2024 (Japanese Time)

13. Address for submission

All documents should be sent to the address below.
Professor Shun Hirota, Director, Division of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan
Write 'Job Application (Thin Film Semiconductor Devices Laboratory)' in red on the front of the envelope
*Please note that application materials will not be returned and will be solely used for the screening process. Rejected applicants' materials will be disposed of to protect personal information.

14. For inquiries

Please contact the above, E-mail: or FAX: 0743-72-6009