Recruitment of a Professor, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University

June 28, 2021

Recruitment of a Professor

Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University


1. Outline

Kyushu University is seeking an experienced individual with expertise in teaching and research for appointment as one tenured Professor in the International Development Section, Institute of Tropical Agriculture.

Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University is one of the joint-use facilities of the university, and involves in conducting research, education and international cooperation on tropical agriculture with three sections, Tropical Crops and Environment Section, Land-Water Resources and Environment Conservation Section and International Development Section. The International Development Section where the recruitment of a professor is offered is dealing with research on international development of forest and local village, and conservation of forest environment in tropical regions. The professor of the Section participates in the education of master’s and doctoral course programs as Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society, and lectures the undergraduate students in School of Agriculture and School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation.

The duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows:

1. Outstanding insight and excellent knowledge for research and education in the areas 1) to 3) below,

1) Relationship between forest resources and local people in tropics,

2) Global issues such as conservation of ecosystem, climate change, and deforestation in tropics,

3) Rural development paying attention with environment in tropics,

2. Actual results of international research activities,

3. Intention to work on international cooperation with enthusiasm,

4. Intention to engage in graduate school education in domestic and foreign universities,

5. English ability to have discussions for international joint research centered on Asia,

6. Ph. D degree holder


2. Required Documentation (provide all documents either in Japanese or English):

(1) Curriculum vitae (2) List of research achievements I. Original papers: Name of Authors, Title, Journal Name, Volume, Pages, Published year

(Give underline for the applicant name and * for the corresponding author) (i) Peer-reviewed papers (ii) Non-peer-reviewed papers (iii) International Conference Proceedings (iv) Others II. Books: Name of Authors, Title, Name of Publisher, Pages, Published year III. Review papers: Name of Authors, Title, Journal Name, Volume, Pages, Published year IV. Patents and Variety Registration V. Academic awards VI. Invited lectures at International Conferences

VII. List of public and private research grants awarded: Name of grant (Research Category), Project

Title, Project Period, Grant amount, Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator VIII. Educational experiences

IX. Philanthropic activity X. Others (3) Summary of your research activities and future research plans (approx. 800 words).

(4) Summary of your educational experience and aspirations for education in the future (approx. 800

words).

(5) The set of the above-mentioned documents (printed documents and corresponding Word and PDF files on CD-ROM or USB memory stick of items (1)-(4)) should be submitted by registered mail or courier. Please use a reliable service.

(6) Reprints or photocopies of your ten most important publications and their PDF files.

(7) Self-recommendation: A letter of self-recommendation, stating your suitability for the post, together with the names of two referees with the position, affiliation, and contact information (E-mail address) for your research activities and educational experience (Please submit it with other documents).

Recommendations by others: A referee's recommendation letter with the nominator’s name, position, affiliation, and contact information (E-mail address) or please send directly from the referee to e-mail, imiyajima@agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp

(8) Submitted documents/CD-ROMs/USB memory sticks will not be returned to the applicants.

Template files for the documents (1) and (2) can be downloaded from the following URL.

http://www.agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp/template/


3. Application Deadline:

Completed applications must arrive at Kyushu University by August 20 noon, 2021 (Japan time).


4. Contact and Submission of the Application Documents:

[Submission by postal service]

One set of the printed documents should be submitted by registered mail or courier. Please use a reliable service. On campus mail or hand-delivery cannot be accepted. Clearly mark on the envelope in RED “Application for the position of Professor in Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University”.

Prof. Yoshihisa Abe

Chair of the Screening Committee

c/o General Affairs Section,

Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University

Motooka 744, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395, JAPAN

E-mail: nossyomu@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp

[Submission by online]

In the case of online submission, all documents required for submission should be zipped and uploaded via a Proself file sharing system (all file names must contain your initials). Please email General Affairs Section, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University (nossyomu@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp) by noon on August 16, 2021 (Please write “Kyushu University ITA Prof Application-your name” in the subject line of the email). General affairs staff will put a link for uploading documents in the reply email, so you can open the link and upload it. Please email General Affairs Section, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University again when the upload is complete. General affairs staff will send an email confirming that he received the submission file from you.


5. Date of Appointment:

January 1, 2022


6. Employment Location:

Ito Campus, Kyushu University(744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, JAPAN)


7. Educational Duties:

The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following subjects and supervise research activities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Japanese, with some of the teaching and supervision done in English.

(1) Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society

・Master’s course

Tutorial I, Integrated Science for Global Society, Comprehensive Science for Biological Environment A, B, Field Research and Practicum, Thesis Advice I – III, Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive Science for Biological Environment) I- IV, Regional and Environmental Studies B (Forest Resource Management) I – VIII.

(International Course)

Tutorial I, Tutorial II, Integrated Science for Global Society, Comprehensive Science for Biological Environment A, B, Field Research and Practicum, Thesis Advice I – III, Integrated Seminar (Comprehensive Science for Biological Environment) I- IV, Regional and Environmental Studies B (Forest Resource Management) I – VIII.

・Doctoral course

Doctoral Integrated Seminar I, II, Doctoral Seminar I – IV, Doctoral Dissertation Advising.

(International Course)

Doctoral Integrated Seminar I, II, Doctoral Seminar I – IV, Doctoral Dissertation Advising.

(2) Undergraduate School

(School of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation)

Global and Regional Ecology,Project for Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation 1

(School of Agriculture)

Introduction of Tropical Crop and Environmental Studies

In charge as necessary.

Most of the courses are given by multiple professors.


8. Interview:

Short-listed candidates may be invited for an interview and mock lesson held at Ito Campus or via a remote conference system. We do not support any expenses incurred, such as for travel or accommodation, to participate in the interview.


9. Conditions of Employment

(1) Employment Duration

Full-time, with a mandatory retirement age of 65.

(2) Probationary period

A three-month probationary period.

(3) Working hours, Break time, Overtime

Based on Discretionary Labor System for professional work.

(4) Days off

Every Saturday and Sunday, national holidays, and New Year’s holidays from December 29-January 3 in addition to an annual leave entitlement.

(5) Social Insurance

Employee shall enroll in:

Employment insurance, Compensation Insurance, Health Insurance, Employees’ pension insurance.


10. Additional Information:

(1) Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer and follows the principles of the Basic Act for Gender Equal Society (Act. No.78 of 1999), Basic Act for the Disabled Persons (Act. No. 84 of 1970, revised in 2004 and 2011), Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 123 of 1960, revised in 2013), and the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 65 of 2013).

(2) The System of Employment of Faculty Members with Accompanying Spouse has been

implemented in Kyushu University since July 18, 2017.

(3) For more information about the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, please visit the following website.

https://www.agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp/tropic/en/

(4) Salary and Benefits: Appointment level to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary and benefits are specified in the Kyushu University regulations. For further information, visit the following university website (in Japanese) or apply to the General Affairs Section, Faculty of Agriculture.

https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/f/491/2004syuki014.pdf

https://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/ja/university/information/rule/rulebook/pdf/2707/1/2019syuki042.pdf

General Affairs Section, Faculty of Agriculture (E-mail: nossyomu@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp)

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