Mar. 23, 2022
Recruitment of an Associate Professor
Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University
Kyushu University is seeking an experienced individual with expertise in teaching and research for appointment as one tenured Associate 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 conducts advanced education and research on the conservation of the water
environment, which is the foundation of agricultural production and rural life in tropical regions, and on the development and use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in agriculture. In addition, this section is strengthening the information dissemination function by building a network with overseas universities and research institutes and also actively engaged in acquiring international development project. The associate professor of the Section participates in the education of master’s and doctoral course programs as Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, and lectures the undergraduate students in School of Agriculture.
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) Water pollution and remediation for river water in tropics,
2) Water quality and hydraulic characteristics in a closed water body in tropics,
3) ICT development and utilization for agricultural and rural development 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
For (i) Peer-reviewed papers, papers should be categorized into the above-mentioned scientific
fields 1), 2), 3) or the other fields 4) and arranged in reverse chronological order for each field.
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
(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
(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
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, email@example.com .
(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.
3. Application Deadline:
Completed applications must arrive at Kyushu University by May 13 noon, 2022 (Japan time).
4. Contact and submission of the application documents:
[Submission by postal service from within Japan]
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 Associate Professor in Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University”.
Prof. Kazuaki Hiramatsu
Chair of the Screening Committee
c/o General Affairs Section,
Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Motooka 744, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, 819-0395, JAPAN
[Submission by online from overseas]
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by noon on May 9, 2022 (Please write “Kyushu University ITA Associate Prof. Application-your name” in the subject line of the email). He 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. He will send the email confirming that he received the submission file from you.
5. Date of Appointment and Employment Duration:
Date of appointment: September 1, 2022 or later
6. Employment location:
Ito Campus, Kyushu University (744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, 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 Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences
・Master’s course (Course of Bioproduction Environmental Sciences in the Department of Agro-environmental Sciences)
Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Project Research on Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Practice on Bioproduction Environmental Sciences I, II, Teaching Practice in Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Advanced Studies in Bioproduction Environmental Sciences I, II,
Presentation Skill for Academic Meeting I, II, International Presentation Skill for Academic Meeting,
Internship, Seminar in International Exchange I〜IV , and other subjects.
Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Seminar in a Special Field I, II, Master’s Thesis Research I, II,
Teaching Practice, Presentation Skill for Academic Meeting I, II, International Presentation Skill for
Academic Meeting, Internship , and other subjects.
(Course of Bioproduction Environmental Sciences in the Department of Agro-environmental Sciences)
Research Training on Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Advanced Topics on Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Tutorial on Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Teaching Practice,
Presentation Skill for Academic Meeting I, II, International Presentation Skill for Academic Meeting,
Internship, Seminar in International Exchange I〜IV, Project Research, and other subjects.
Research Training on Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Advanced Topics on Bioproduction
Environmental Sciences, Tutorial on Bioproduction Environmental Sciences, Teaching Practice,
Presentation Skill for Academic Meeting I, II, International Presentation Skill for Academic Meeting, Internship, Project Research , and other subjects.
(2) Undergraduate School
(Course of Agricultural Resources, Engineering and Economics)
Introduction of Tropical Crop and Environmental Studies I, II
Introduction to Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences 1-I，1-Ⅱ，2-I，2-Ⅱ
Some lectures may be given in Japanese.
Most of the courses are given by multiple professors.
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), 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 July18, 2017.
(3) For more information about the Institute of Tropical Agriculture, please visit the following
(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.
General Affairs Section, Faculty of Agriculture (E-mail. email@example.com)