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Visiting Professor Position - Condensed Matter Physics, ISSP, the University of Tokyo, Japan

The Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo
Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
JPY 450,000 to 670,000 per month.
Closing date
Jul 31, 2021

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Physical Sciences, Condensed Matter Physics
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Visiting Professor Position 
Condensed Matter Physics
ISSP, the University of Tokyo, Japan 

IMPORTANT NOTE: An agreed start date and duration of the stay period under this  program may be subject to change in accordance with Japan’s travel and entry  restrictions for COVID-19.  

The Institute for Solid State Physics (“ISSP”) of the University of Tokyo invites applications for  its Visiting Professor positions, as part of its efforts to promote research collaboration with  external researchers. The term of the appointment is expected for three to twelve months, and a  total of about three positions are expected to be filled. The specific appointment dates, which will  start at the earliest in September 2022, will be determined in discussion with the host  professor. We are seeking applicants from the areas where the applicants and ISSP researchers  can collaborate based on their mutual interest, the result of which is expected to contribute to  significant scientific advancement. At ISSP, many research activities are conducted in the areas  of condensed matter physics, but other related projects may also be considered.  

The successful candidates must demonstrate their academic and scientific excellence, as well as  timeliness and good interpersonal skills to get along well with ISSP colleagues.  

To apply, please first contact an ISSP faculty member you would like to be hosted by. Then,  submit the following documents to your prospective host by no later than July 31, 2021 :  

  • CV 
  • List of publications 
  • Brief outline of research proposal 
  • Three names of reference 

No application will be accepted after the deadline. The applications received will be  reviewed by the Selection Committee in its 2021 fall meeting.  

ISSP approves the ATHENA Program, a gender empowerment initiative proposed by the  Physical Society of Japan. We welcome and encourage applications from foreign female  researchers. 



The Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP) was established in 1957 as a joint-use research institute attached to the University of Tokyo. With three research divisions (Condensed Matter Science, Condensed Matter Theory, and Nanoscale Science), two interdisciplinary research groups (Functional Materials, and Quantum Materials) and five research facilities (Materials Design and Characterization Lab., Neutron Science Lab., International MegaGauss Science Lab., Center of Computational Materials Science, and Laser and Synchrotron Research Center), the ISSP seeks to reinforce its role as a center of excellence in the field of basic condensed matter physics and materials science by making full use of its research expertise and resources cumulated over years.

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