Job Opening - Assistant Professorship in Theoretical Catalytic Chemistry

Catalysis Research Center of Hokkaido University, Japan invites applications for the
academic position of assistant professor according to the following description:

1.Position Title
Assistant Professor(The term of the position is 5 years and the one-time extension for
another 5-year term may be possible after the review.)

2.Section and Division
Section of Theoretical Catalytic Chemistry, Fundamental Research Division

3.Research Area and Scope of Work
The position entails broad knowledge of theoretical chemistry as it relates to
elucidating the fundamentals of catalysis and establishment of the rational design of
catalysts. Applications are welcome from highly motivated scholars that can develop
a new academic field as a leader of the next generation.

4.Expected Start Date
July 1, 2015 (The earliest possible day after July 1, 2015)

5.Minimum Qualifications
(1) Ph.D. (As of June 30, 2015, applicants are required to possess a Ph.D. degree)
(Applicants without Ph.D. degree are requested to submit a certificate from
supervisors for a Ph.D. degree expected until June 30, 2015.)
(2) English language ability is required.

6.Documents to Submit
Applicants should submit the following items on A4 paper (or equivalent) in any
(1) Curriculum vitae (including picture, date of birth, nationality, current address,
contact information, educational history after high school, degrees acquired,
qualifications, employment history )
(2) Research achievements should be categorized into the following types: a)
refereed original papers, b) patents, c) reviews and commentaries, d) books, e)
invited lectures, f) grants awarded (main author only) and g) honors awarded.
(3) Offprints (or photocopies) of three journal publications accomplished by three
copies of each journal publication
(4) Brief of research to date (approximately 2,000 words)
(5) Plan for research and education if appointed (approximately 2,000 words)
(6) Two references (name, institution, tel., e-mail)

7.Deadline for Application
The application must be received no later than March 30, 2015.

8.Submission Method
Applications should be sent via registered mail (or courier) to the following postal
Prof. Kiyotaka Asakura, Director, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University,
Kita 21 Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0021, Japan
Please indicate “Assistant Professor Position for Theoretical Catalytic Chemistry” in
red ink on the envelope. Documents submitted will not be returned to the applicant.
Applications will not be used for purposes other than this job posting.
Please note that an interview may be conducted if necessary. In that event, the
applicant is responsible for any travel expenses.

9.Contact Address
Prof. Jun-ya Hasegawa, Professor, Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University,
Kita 21 Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0021, Japan
Tel: +81 11 706 9145 / Fax: +81 11 706 9145

10. Further Information
Further information can be found at the following URL:

11. Note
The person who take this position can apply the “Foster Program for New Generation
Researcher” jointly run by Hokkaido University, Tohoku University and Nagoya
University.The qualifications of this program are that (1) he/she should be younger
than 40 years and that (2) he/she should got PhD less than ten years ago.He/she
would earn the startup money for 2 years if his/her application to this program was