The Institute for Solid State Physics (“ISSP”) of the University of Tokyo invites application 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 four to six positions are expected to be filled. The specific appointment dates, which will start in September 2020 at the earliest, 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, 2019:
List of publications
Brief outline of research proposal
Three names of reference
No applications submitted after the deadline will be accepted. The applications received will be reviewed by the Selection Committee in its 2019 fall meeting.
The openings are also being advertised in Physics Today and Science.
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.
Additional Salary Information: JPY 450,000 to JPY 670,000 per month
About Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo
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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