Recruitment of A Researcher (Assistant Professor)

The Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) of Tohoku University invites applications for one Assistant Professor position. Requisites are strong research interests in mathematics (analysis), applied mathematics and related areas. Successful applicants are expected to be active and show exceptional potential for leadership in interdisciplinary collaborations between mathematics and other scientific areas.

Tohoku University WPI-AIMR was established on October 1, 2007 as one of the top five research centers in Japan under the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Program) run by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. From April, 2017, it has been a member of the Organization for Advanced Studies (OAS), Tohoku University. The Mathematical Science Group of AIMR has been playing an important role during this history to forge strong bonds between mathematics and material sciences. Now, the Mathematical Science Group of AIMR intends to continue its activities and also to widen its scope to encompass a broader perspective of research progress.

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※ The AIMR official language is English. AIMR has supporting staff for researchers from abroad.
※ Applications from, or nomination of, women and minority candidates are encouraged. Tohoku University WPI-AIMR is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Recruitment information

Position Mathematical Science Group Assistant professor
Job type, rank, number One Assistant Professor
Term until March 31st, 2024
Starting date April 1, 2019
Deadline for applications October 31st, 2018
Research fields Mathematical and physical sciences - Mathematics
Qualifications Ph.D.
Treatment (1) Salary: An annual income system is applied according to the rules of Tohoku University.
(2) Term: Initial appointments will be made on a fixed-term contract up to March 31, 2024, subsequently renewable based on achievement, but the total employment period shall not exceed seven years.
Application materials (1) CV including current address, telephone number, and e-mail address
(2) Publication list
(3) Outline of research accomplishments
(4) Research proposal for AIMR
(5) Two reference letters
(6) Copies of selected (at most three) papers
How to apply Application documents should be written in English. Files including the documents above (pdf) should be sent to the following e-mail address:

Or the printed-out documents should be sent via regular mail to the following address:
Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University,
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8577 Japan
Where to apply