Job Opening – Associate Professorship in Polymer Science

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

1.Position Details
Associate Professorship

2.Division and Department
Macromolecular Science Research Division, Department of Fundamental Research
(Prof. Tamaki Nakano)

3.Research Area and Scope of Work
Research and development of polymer science with an ultimate goal of creating novel
catalytic materials and reactions. Applicants with a strong background in polymer chemistry,
organic chemistry, and materials chemistry will be favorably considered. In addition to the
research activities in the Macromolecular Science Research Division, the associate professor
will lead one of the clusters in the “Target Oriented Research Assembly”. The successful
applicant is expected to teach at the Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering.

4.Expected Start Date
August 1st, 2018

5.Minimum Qualifications

6.Probation period
Three months from the date of hiring
For further information: Please refer to the following website.

7.Prescribed Working Hours
The discretionary working system in the type of professional work shall be applied.
(Deemed to have worked 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.)

National University Corporation Hokkaido University.

9.Documents to Submit
Applicants are requested to submit a complete dossier containing information in items (1) to
(6) in both paper and electronic formats. Paper documents should be printed on A4- or
letter-size paper and sent to the recipient indicated in instruction 11. Electronic documents
should be summarized in one PDF file and sent to the e-mail address indicated in instruction
(1) Curriculum vitae including the applicant’s photo, date of birth, nationality, current
address, contact information, educational history since high school, degrees acquired, other
qualifications, and employment history
(2) Research achievements categorized into the following types: a) refereed original papers,
b) patents, c) reviews and commentaries, d) books, e) invited lectures, f) grants received, g)
research fields (within two), and h) honors received if any
(3) Brief summary of research to date (approximately 2,000 words)
(4) Plans for research and education in Institute for Catalysis (approximately 2,000 words)
(5) One recommendation letter or the names of two references with affiliation information,
telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses
(6) Three offprints or photocopies of ten representative journal publications

10.Deadline for Application
May 1st, 2018 (Japan time)

11.Submission Address
Postal address: Director, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, Kita 21 Nishi 10,
Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0021, Japan
Information provided by applicants will not be used for any purposes other than selection.
Please note that applicants may be asked to attend an interviewed. Applicants will be
responsible for any travel expenses incurred for the interview.

12.Contact Address
Prof. Tamaki Nakano, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, Kita 21 Nishi 10, Kita-ku,
Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0021, Japan
Tel: +81 11 706 9155 / Fax: +81 11 706 9156

13. Further Information
Hokkaido University respects and observes The Basic Act for Gender-Equal Society and
invites female scientists to apply.
Further information can be found on the Web site at the following URL:

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