Information Science and Engineering / Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) / Yamaguchi University

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    Yamaguchi University
    Computer scienceInformatics
    EngineeringKnowledge engineering
    TechnologyInformation technology
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    30/09/2019 23:59 - Asia/Tokyo
    Japan › Yamaguchi
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[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)]
(1)Job classification: Assistant Professor (tenure-track)
(2)Number of positions available: One
(3) Areas of Research: Information Science and Engineering
(Applicants are assumed to have expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science. )
(4) Affiliation (Appointment): Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University

[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
An assistant professor holding this position will be required carry out the assistant professor's work of each organization and contributions for the consortium as listed below.
①Conducting research activities inside and outside the consortium based on the research plan (“research effort" should be more than 60%)
②Actively working to obtain external research funds
③Producing research outputs (e.g., publication in SCI journals and/or patents)
④Disseminating research outputs to society, including presenting results at international conferences
⑤Giving lectures and advising undergraduate and graduate students in their research
⑥Participating in activities related to external research funds (even research activities related to external funds will be included as part of the research effort)
⑦Being involved in other duties as considered necessary by each organization
⑧Planning and operating international meetings, symposiums, and network activities organized or co-organized by the consortium
⑨Attending training, lectures on faculty development, etc., conducted by organizations in the consortium
⑩Being involved in other duties as considered necessary by the head of the executive committee of the consortium

[Address of work location and other information]
The first place of employment will be located on the Tokiwa campus of Yamaguchi University.

[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Number of positions available: One

[Starting date]
Applicants should be able to begin working on March 1, 2020.


[Details of salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment and insurance, accommodation, etc.]
1.Employment Conditions
(1)Annual Salary
①Salary, allowances and benefits will be provided in accordance with Yamaguchi University regulations
②Various types of insurance (The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association, unemployment, and accident compensation) are available to an assistant professor of Yamaguchi University.
(2)Work Conditions
①The employment conditions and regulations of Yamaguchi University shall apply as deemed appropriate.
②The first place of employment will be located on the Tokiwa campus of Yamaguchi University.
③A discretionary working-hour system is in place for professional work. This means assistant professors can manage their own working hours, although formal working hours are considered to be 7 hours and 45 minutes a day.
④A maternity and childcare leave system will be applied.

Additional comments

Additional infomation about Compensation
1.Employment Conditions
(1)Term of Appointment
-The term of appointment is from March 1, 2020, to February 28, 2025.
-An assistant professor (tenure-track) of this job opening could possibly change his or her workplace within the consortium organizations through an agreement between the consortium and the assistant professor. In such a case, the term of appointment will remain the same, and the assistant professor will adhere to the standards of each organization.
The assistant professor will receive midterm evaluations by February 2023 and final evaluations by August 2024. The assistant professor who passes his or her tenure reviews with Yamaguchi University will receive a tenured position(lecterer or upper), which is on a permanent basis with a mandatory retirement age.
-Depending on the final evaluation by the consortium, an assistant professor holding this position could be appointed by an organization that participates in the consortium through an agreement between the assistant professor and the organization.

2.Special Notices Related to the Consortium
(1)Research Funds
As a start-up fund, 2,000,000 yen for the 1st fiscal year (FY), 1,500,000 yen for the 2nd FY, 1,000,000 yen for the 3rd and the 4th each FY will be provided at a maximum to the Assistant Professor. These funds must be used in accordance with the regulations of the workplace, the funding agencies, and the Japanese government.
(2)Personnel Support
①Research and teaching education will be supported by mentors who are senior researchers in the consortium.
②Other research and teaching activities will be supported by university research administrators (URAs).
(3)Additional Remarks
Personal research spaces (offices and laboratories) will be preferentially allocated for Consortium Assistant Professors.

3.Additional Remarks
(1)We strongly welcome applications from female and international researchers.
(2)Yamaguchi University enforces support for female researchers.

Yamaguchi University:
Yamaguchi University Diversity Support Office (Japanese)

HIRAKU consortium:
Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation:
Yamaguchi University Tenure track program related to the consortium (Japanese)
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) for this position (Japanese)

Please submit the application documents to Hiroshima University.
This recruitment is implemented under HIRAKU Project of the university consortium which Hiroshima University, Tokushima University and Yamaguchi University have jointly established.

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

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Posting organisation offer ID: D119071568


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