Recruitment for a tenure/tenure-track position (Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University)

We invite applications for one post: tenured Principal Investigator (Professor) or tenure-track Junior Principal Investigator (Associate Professor). Preference will be given to highly motivated candidates with an outstanding academic background and strong intention to participate in interdisciplinary research. Our institute, Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), is an international research center for materials science, where the official language is English and substantial support is provided for researchers coming from all around the world. Application should be submitted via e-mail or postal mail and be received by January 18th, 2019. See the application information below for details.

AIMR was established in 2007 as one of the WPI research centers and aims to lead materials research beyond conventional ideas with interdisciplinary approaches. It has five research groups: Materials Physics, Non-equilibrium Materials, Soft Materials, Device/System, and Mathematical Science. Since 2012, AIMR has promoted collaboration between Materials Science and Mathematics. Visit for details.

Tohoku University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Recruitment information

Job type, rank, number One tenured Principal Investigator (Professor) or one tenure-track Junior Principal Investigator (Associate Professor)
Starting date As soon as possible, after decision of acceptance
Deadline for applications January 18th, 2019
Research fields Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or other scientific fields related to materials
Qualifications Ph. D. or an equivalent degree
Treatment Commensurate with experience and skills, in accordance with the salary regulation of Tohoku University
Application materials 1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Publications List
4. Research Summary (3 pages maximum)
5. Personal Statement describing how you can contribute to AIMR with your scientific background (3 pages maximum)
6. Selected papers(up to 5 articles)
7. Two letters of Recommendation
These materials will be used only for the selection of this position.
How to apply Application materials should be submitted via e-mail or postal mail.
Where to apply Susumu Ikeda
Director, Research Support Division
Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University
2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8577, JAPAN
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Susumu Ikeda

Director, Research Support Division

Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR),

Tohoku University

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