12-13th Job Openings for Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions through the HIRAKU Consortium (Catchment Water Resources Security Science/ Hiroshima University)

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    Hiroshima University
    Environmental science
    TechnologyEnvironmental technology
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    31/10/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Hiroshima
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
Hiroshima University, Yamaguchi University, and Tokushima University have jointly established a consortium called “Home for Innovative Researchers and Academic Knowledge Users (HIRAKU)." The consortium focuses on human resource development and the allocation of young researchers and graduate students in cooperation with firms, universities, and institutes in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions. Supported by Funds for the Development of Human Resources in Science and Technology through Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the consortium aims to improve the regional potential in science, technology, and innovation. As a main part of its activities, the member organizations of the Consortium have launched a joint call for applications for tenure-track researcher's positions from promising young researchers within and outside Japan in order to promote in these regions and encourage them to become distinguished researchers. For these purposes, the ideal candidate for the position will be required to conduct active independent research in the specified research fields as a tenure-track assistant professor at each university, collaborate with diverse actors, contribute to the Consortium, and develop the research career in an uncertain world.
For this job opening, Hiroshima University invites applications for one full-time tenure-track assistant professor position in Catchment Water Resources Security Science.

[Affiliation and Areas of Research]
Academy of Hiroshima University (Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences)
Catchment Water Resources Security Science

[Address of work location and other information]
Hiroshima University (Higashi-Hiroshima campus)

[Number of positions]

[Starting date]
Applicants should be able to begin working immediately after April 1, 2020, and no later than the end of the Japanese fiscal year 2020.

Hiroshima University

[Probationary employment period]
six (6) months (Hiroshima University Work Regulations for Employees)


-The term of appointment is Five years (Tenure-track position(s)).
-Tenure-track faculty members will undergo a tenure review six (6) months prior to completion of the term of appointment. Those who have successfully passed the review process will be granted tenure along with promotion to associate professor.
Granting tenure is subject to two reviewing process: an intermediate and final review. If a candidate is not granted tenure in the final review, she will be dismissed from the university upon completion of the term of appointment.
If a candidate takes leave because of life events such as delivering a baby, child-rearing and caregiving, she may extend the term of appointment according to the length of such leave.
-Details are in the application procedure.

Additional comments

(1)We strongly welcome applications from international researchers.
(2)Hiroshima University enforces support for female researchers.
1)Each female Consortium Assistant Professor will receive guidance related to job environment preparation and maintenance via the Gender Equality Promotion Office and a section of the Career-up Program for Women Researchers in the Human Resources Training Promotion Office of Hiroshima University.
2)A female mentor will be assigned to each female Consortium Assistant Professor as well as a normal mentor.
3)On- and off-campus nurseries are available. The support staff of the university will provide assistance in finding a nursery.

Hiroshima University enforces gender equality. Details can be found on the website of the Gender Equality Promotion Office.
Hiroshima University home page:
Home page of the Gender Equality Promotion Office:

HIRAKU consortium: https://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/hiraku/en/
Home page of the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/souka

(3) All the faculty members of Hiroshima University belong to the "Academy", which is the single university-wide faculty organization, and each faculty as a member of the Academy of the university is appointed to educational and/or research organizations such as an individual undergraduate school, graduate school, research center and institute.
(4) For each specialized field of faculty, Hiroshima University has defined Minimum standards for hiring new faculty (“the minimum standards"). We use the minimum standards for the initial screening process of the applicants, and only those who have cleared the minimum standards will qualify as the candidates for the post concerned. The minimum standards used for this international job offer can be viewed by clicking the following URL link.
(5) HU provides employment information (research job, desk job and etc.).
If your spouse wishes to work for HU, please refer to the following URL link.
employment information: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/employment/

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Hiroshima University

EURAXESS offer ID: 433681
Posting organisation offer ID: D119072139


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