A Lecturer/ Associate Professor Position in Marine Biology and related fields

Graduate School of Agricultural Science/Faculty of Agriculture, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Payment will be made in accordance with the Tohoku University's rules and regulations
September 04 2018
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Full Time
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Tohoku University offers an Applied Marine Biology (AMB) Course, which is an outstanding undergraduate degree course taught completely in English at the Faculty of Agriculture. 

The Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University is interested in hiring someone at the level of Lecturer or Associate Professor, who is committed to high standards and professionalism in education and research, to provide lectures for the AMB Course and contribute to the improvement of degree programs in English to promote the internationalization in the faculty and the graduate school.

The term of employment is for 5 years, starting on April 1, 2019, until March 31, 2024.

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in an appropriate field of Marine Biology and related fields and have sufficient skill teaching in English. Responsibilities will include (1) teaching subjects related to Life Science and the Biology of Aquatic Organisms at the undergraduate level; (2) supporting the improvement of English language ability; and (3) supporting the internationalization of education systems in cooperation with the Tohoku University Global Learning Center. The activity directing research and education projects and organizational management is also expected.

Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a publication list, PDF files of major papers (1 to 5 only), a summary of previous activities, as well as future education and research plans (500 words), a list of scientific grants awarded previously, and the names and contact information of two references to the chair of the screening committee:

Professor Waka Sato-Okoshi (wsokoshi@tohoku.ac.jp)

Applicants should also request the above two referees to send a recommendation letter directly to the chair of the screening committee cited above.


Deadline for applications is October 31, 2018. The screening committee will select the successful applicants through paper-review and interview.


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