Recruitment of Specially Appointed Assistant Professor (Management) [Research Administrator (URA)], Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Organization for the Promotion and Support of Research Activities

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Recruitment information

Position Specially Appointed Assistant Professor (Management)
[Research Administrator (URA)]
Job type, rank, number 1 person
Term Until March 31, 2023
Starting date April 1, 2022, at the earliest or a sooner date.
Deadline for applications January 31, 2022 (Monday)
  • A doctoral or Ph.D. degree or equivalent
  • An academic background in any field of Natural sciences, Engineering, Humanities, or Social sciences.
  • Besides the strong academic background, excellent written and verbal communication skills at a scientific setting, time management ability under demanding schedule, excellent interpersonal skills, and willingness to work in a team are required.
  • We welcome highly motivated dynamic candidates who have a strong passion for bridging between scientists from diverse disciplines.
Content of work [Job Description]
A unique position, where a scientist with advanced degrees acts as a strategic planner and coordinator under the supervision of the Forum Director. He (she) arranges a series of academic programs such as conferences, workshops and seminars in connection with the themes of the Forum.
[Job duties and responsibilities]
Duties include the coordination and promotion of scientific programs in liaison with scientists and various stakeholders in Japan and overseas. Additional duties may include assignments to promote international academic exchanges.
For more details of our institution and past activities, see our website.
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  • Working Hours: Full-time (Fixed-term)
    The contract is subject to the Work Rules for Fixed-Term Employees at National University Corporation Tohoku University.
  • Workplace: Tohoku Forum for Creativity, Organization for the Promotion and Support of Research Activities
  • Salary and Benefits: Annual income based on the regulation of Tohoku University
  • Social Insurance: MEXT’s mutual aid association, Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance
Application materials
  • CV
  • A list of research achievements (original papers, thesis for a degree, publications, awards, patents, licenses, etc.)
  • An essay explaining your interest in the position (3 pages maximum)
  • Names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of two references
*All submitted documents will be used only for the hiring process. Submitted documents will not be returned.
How to apply The applications should be sent to the following contact address via e-mail with the subject title “Application for the Tohoku Forum for Creativity”.
  • Selection Process: Screening of documents and interview
    • Interviews are scheduled to be held on Monday, February 21, 2022.
    • After the application deadline, we will contact only the persons who have passed the screening of documents.


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