Hokkaido University, Institute for Catalysis (ICAT)

Position Open: Associate Professor
Location: Sapporo, JAPAN

November 8, 2022

Position Details:
Associate Professorship (Tenured)

Division and Department:
Catalytic Reaction Research Division, Department of Fundamental Research
(Prof. Kiyotaka NAKAJIMA)

Number of Vacancies:

Research Area and Scope of Work:
Heterogeneous catalysis. Applications are welcome from those who will develop novel catalytic science
for renewable chemical resources and energy. In addition to research activities in Catalytic Reaction
Research Division, the associate professor is requested to organize a research cluster in the “Target-
oriented Research Assembly” and to enhance research topics independently. The job description includes
teaching duties in the Graduate School of Environmental Science.

Expected Start Date:
The earliest date after April 1st, 2023

Minimum Education Qualifications:
A PhD in chemistry or related fields.

Probation Period:
Three months from the starting date.
See Article 10 of National University Corporation Hokkaido University
Employment Regulations.

Working Hours:
Discretionary working system in the type of professional work.
Working hours will be deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes per day.

Measures to Prevent Second-hand Smoke:
Smoking in designated areas only


Salary is based on National University Corporation Hokkaido University Salary Regulations for Faculty
Subject to Annual Salary System.

Social Insurance:
Employees' Pension Insurance (Kousei Nenkin)
MEXT Mutual Aid Association Health Insurance
Employment Insurance
Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance

Required Application Documents:
Submit the following documents (1) to (6) as PDF files for each document. For (1) to (4), A4 format
should be used.
(1) Curriculum vitae including the applicant’s photo, date of birth, nationality, current address, contact
information (work address, phone & email), educational history since high school, degrees acquired
(name of university which awarded each degree + date of degree awarded), other qualifications (relative
to and/or requisite for your research), and employment history
(2) Research achievements categorized into the following types: a) peer-reviewed original papers
(corresponding authors should be indicated with the“*” symbols), b) patents, c) reviews and commentaries,
d) books, e) invited lectures, f) grants received, g) research fields (within two), and h) honors received &
scholarly society activities if any
(3) Brief summary of research activities to date (up to 2 pages)
(4) Future aspirations in research careers and those with education activities in Institute for Catalysis (up
to 2 pages)
(5) A list of two references (including the names, institutions, phone numbers and e-mail addresses
(6) Most significant journal publications (up to 10 titles)

Deadline for Application:
January 6th, 2023 (Japan Standard Time)

To Apply:
Applications should be sent via upload link of JREC-IN Portal below.
@-Combine all required application documents into one zip file.
@-Name of the file should be “NameOfApplicant.zip”.
@-Email or postal application will not be accepted.

Please note:
-Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants.
-Application materials will not be used for any purpose other than the selection process.
-Applicants may be asked to attend an interview if circumstances require.
-Applicants will be responsible for any travel expenses incurred for the interview.

Prof. Kiyotaka NAKAJIMA, Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, Kita 21 Nishi 10, Kita-ku,
Sapporo, Hokkaido 001-0021, Japan
Tel: +81 11 706 9132
e-mail: nakajima@cat.hokudai.ac.jp

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

Hokkaido University is committed to actively promoting education and research activities through diverse
human resources. Additionally, the university actively supports balancing education and research
activities with daily life. Refer to the following webpage for the details:
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(https://www.dei.hokudai.ac.jp/en/)

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