Job Opening - Associate Professorship in Molecular Catalyst Research Division

Institute for Catalysis (ICAT), Hokkaido University, Japan invites applications for the academic
position of Associate Professor according to the following description:

1.Position Title
Associate Professor

2.Division and Department
Molecular Catalysis Research Division, Department of Fundamental Research
(Prof. Tamotsu Takahashi)

3.Research Area and Scope of Work
The candidate is requested to conduct research on transformation of organic molecules on metals by skeleton rearrangement for molecular catalysis. All associate professors in ICAT are requested to have abilities as a leader of their own research cluster in the Department of Target Research. The associate professor will teach at the Graduate School of Life Science.

4.Expected Start Date
Dec 1, 2016

5.Minimum Qualifications

6.Documents to Submit
The candidate has to submit both (A) the following documents on A4 paper (or equivalent)
by courier (or registered airmail) and (B) the corresponding two PDF files by email sent to
the following address. (Documents of following (1)-(5) should be combined to one file
named “ applicant name”+”_app” and document (6) should be saved independently to the
other file named “applicant name”+”_LP”.pdf) .
(1) Curriculum vitae (including picture, date of birth, nationality, current address, contact
information, educational history since 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, g) research fields (within two), and h) honors awarded if any.
(3) Brief of research to date (approximately 2,000 words)
(4) Plan for research and education if appointed (approximately 2,000 words)
(5) One recommendation letter or two references (name, institution, tel., E-mail address)
(6) Three photocopies of ten representative journal publications in a paper version. (one file
for10 representative papers in a pdf version) .

7.Deadline for Application
September 5, 2016 (Japan time)

8.Submission Address
Postal address: Prof. Kiyotaka Asakura, Director, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido
University, Kita 21 Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0021, Japan
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 their travel expenses.

9.Contact Address
Prof. Tamotsu Takahashi, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, Kita 21 Nishi 10, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0021, Japan
Tel: +81 11 706 9149/ Fax: +81 11 706 9150

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