Associate Professor/Lecturer position available at Biophysical Engineering


  Associate Professor/Lecturer position available at Biophysical Engineering,

Division of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University


1.Job type

  Associate Professor or Lecturer


  Area of Biophysical Engineering, Division of Bioengineering, Department of Mechanical

  Science and Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science

  (Course of Biophysical Engineering for undergraduate education in School of Engineering


3.Research field

  Neuro-mechanics (Interdisciplinary field of mechanics and neuroscience for biomedical

  engineering, including motor control and computational neuroscience)

4.Teaching subjects

  1)Graduate classes in bioengineering at Division of Bioengineering

  2)Undergraduate classes in biophysical engineering at Course of Biophysical Engineering


  An applicant should have

  1)a degree of either Ph.D. or Doctor,

  2)excellent educational experience in universities or research institutions for Ph.D.


  3)distinguished research record in the above-mentioned research field, and ability and

   enthusiasm in opening up a new horizon for the field as well as in applying research

   outcomes to biomedical engineering and clinical medicine.

6.Anticipated starting date

  April 1st, 2018 or later

7.Employment status

  Full-time (tenured)

8.Work hours

  To be determined in accordance with Work Regulations for National University

  Corporation Osaka University under the discretionary labor system for professional work


  To be determined in accordance with Salary Regulations for National University Corporation

  Osaka University (monthly-salary system)

10.Social insurance

  Eligible for MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology)

  Mutual Aid Association membership, Employee's pension insurance, Employment

  insurance, and Workers' compensation insurance.

11.Work location

  Toyonaka Campus at Osaka University (1-3 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka City)

12.Required documents

  1)A CV including portrait, current address, telephone/e-mail contact information,

   educational qualifications, professional (academic) experiences, rewards and punishments

  2)A publication list sectioned for (a) Peer-reviewed or refereed original papers, (b)

   Peer-reviewed international conference proceedings, (c) non-peer-reviewed international

   conference proceedings, (d) Review papers, (e) Book or chapters. Each publication must

   include names of all authors, journal name, publisher name, year, volume, number, and


  3)Reprints or copies of 5 papers of those most representing the candidates' research

  4)A concise personal statement describing the candidate's research details by referring

   papers in the publication list as a document within two pages

  5)Academic awards with their brief descriptions

  6)Patents with their brief descriptions 

  7)Academic societies and social activities

  8)A list of research grants awarded as a principal investigator

  9)A concise personal statement describing about the future vision for research and that

   about education after the assignment in the department (each of them within one page)

  10)A list of two references to whom the University can ask for opinions on the research

   and education experiences of the candidate.

13.Application period

  2017/12/19 – 2018/02/15

14.Selection process

  The Selection Committee qualifies all candidates, based on the documents submitted.

  An interview may be scheduled, if necessary, and will be informed to selected candidates.

15.Contact details

  Required documents should be submitted to the following contact via regular (postal)

  mail. No electronic submission is available. The university will not return your application


  Postal address for document submission:

  Prof. Taishin Nomura

  Division of Bioengineering, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University

  1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka City, Osaka 5608531 Japan


16.Additional information

  1)The information about the departments may be found at the following URLs:

   -Department of Mechanical Science and  Bioengineering

   -Division of Bioengineering

   -Course of Biophysical Engineering

  2)Additional documents may be asked for clarification when necessary. Unfortunately,

   no traveling allowance will be provided to any of the interviewees.

  3)Personal information contained in the application documents will be used solely for the

   purpose of screening applicants, and never for any other purposes.

  4)An equal opportunity is offered to this open position regardless of gender or disability. 

  5)Details of this job opportunity may be subject to change when necessary.

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