Assistant Professor in System Cybernetics Hiroshima University, Department of System Cybernetics, Graduate School of Engineering

Faculty Open Position(s)


1. Affiliation (Appointment): Academy of Hiroshima University
(Department of System Cybernetics, Graduate School of
Engineering)


2. Position(s) and the number of opening(s): Assistant Professor, one (1)


3. Commencing date of employment: April 1, 2018


4. Terms of employment (Tenure-track position(s)):


Period of employment: Five (5) years


No reappointment or extension of employment will be offered. However, tenure-track
faculty members will undergo a tenure review within six (6) months prior to completion of
the term of appointment, and those who have successfully passed the review process will
be granted tenure.


The standards for review at Institute of Engineering are as below;


(1) Educational activities
(2) Research activities
(3) Contributions to the university and society
(4) Activities of academic societies
(5) Status of acquisition of grants-in-aid for scientific research and external funds
(6) Awards and patents
(7) Others


Note: (2) and (5) are based on the standards for screening of the department.
If you have any further questions, please contact “Department of System Cybernetics” by
e-mail or phone using the contact address listed below.


5. Field of specialization:


Advanced sensing and control (Robot vision. Machine learning. Sensor signal
processing, System control, and so on)


6. Teaching responsibilities


 Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses):
Introduction to Computer Programming, Mathematical Programming, Exercises in
Measurement and Control Engineering, Basic Experiments in Electrical Enginnering,
etc.


 Graduate level (master’s programs):
Advanced System Cybernetics, etc.


 Graduate level (doctoral programs):
Directed Study in System Cybernetics III, etc.


* In addition to the courses listed above, he or she may be asked to teach other general
education courses and/or discipline specific courses in other department(s) and graduate
school(s).


7. Qualifications


Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:


(1) Hold a doctoral degree (or equivalent degree conferred by a foreign institution).
(2) Hold sufficient research achievements, and be able to supervise doctoral students in
thesis preparation.
(3) Ability to teach classes and supervise students’ research in Japanese and English.


8. Application materials required


(1) Curriculum vitae (Form 1)
(2) List of Achievements (Form 2)
(3) Status of acquisition of external funds in the last ten years as a Representative
(Form 3)
(4) Summary of the past research activities. Each paper should be listed (up to two
pages of A4 paper). (Form 4)
(5) Research Plans after taking office (one page of A4) (Form 5)
(6) Aspirations for education after taking office (one page of A4) (Form 6)
(7) Copies of no more than ten major papers
(8) In addition to the printed application materials, the electronic files in the CD-R/RW
or DVD disk also need to be sent to the contact person


*All of the above documents must be written in English or Japanese. The application
form is available on the following web site. (We only accept the designated form.)
https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/employment/kyoinkobo/eng


9. Application deadline: All application materials must reach us by [5:00 pm on November
17, 2017 (Japan time)].

10. Address to Which to Send Application Documents and Contact
Professor Idaku Ishii (Department of System Cybernetics)
Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University
1-4-1, Kagamiyama, Higashihiroshima 739-8527, Japan
Tel: 082-424-7692
Fax: 082-422-7158
E-mail: iishii@robotics.hiroshima-u.ac.jp


* Print in red “Application documents for faculty open position in Department of System
Cybernetics (Assistant Professor) Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima
University” on the envelope containing the application documents and send it by
registered mail.


11. Selection procedure


(1) Selection will be made based on all application documents submitted.


(2) Interviews will be conducted as needed. The interviews include mock lectures in
Japanese and English. In such cases, please note that travel expenses will be the
responsibility of the applicant. Applicants who pass the initial document review will
be informed of interview date, time and format.


(3) Hiroshima University promotes a gender-equal society in accordance with the
legislative intent of the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society.
12. Salary, etc.


(1) The annual salary system will be applied to successful candidates.


(Regulations Concerning Salaries of Hiroshima University Faculty Members Employed
under Annual Salary System will be applied.)


(2) Successful candidates may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for the trip
from their home or former place of work to the new place of work to assume their post
in accordance with the relevant regulations of Hiroshima University. For more
information, please contact us.


13. Evaluation


We conduct individual performance evaluations for all Hiroshima University faculty
members after their employment, numerically rate their performance, and salary and
benefits are commensurate with performance indicators.


14. Miscellaneous


(1) Personal information obtained from application documents will not be used or
provided to any third party for purposes other than the necessary procedures
related to personnel affairs, salary, and welfare. Application documents of
applicants whom we have decided not to employ will be discarded in an appropriate
manner, after the completion of relevant selection processes.


(2) All the faculty members of Hiroshima University belong to the "Academy", which is
the single university-wide faculty organization, and each faculty as a member of the
Academy of the University is appointed to educational and/or research
organizations such as an individual undergraduate school, graduate school,
research center and institute.


(3) With the aim of achieving medium to long-term growth to join the top 100 world
university rankings list, Hiroshima University plans to recruit and develop
excellent researchers. Furthermore, in order to make the age structure of the
faculty more balanced, the University plans to implement a campus-wide initiative
to provide a diverse group of faculty members—especially young, female, and
non-Japanese faculty members—with more opportunities to play a leading role on
campus, thereby invigorating research and education activities at the University.
With this in mind, the University seeks applications from young researchers this
time around.


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