Associate Professor of Information Science and Electrical Engineering
Kyushu University


Associate Professor Position Announcement

Department of I&E Visionaries, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering,

Kyushu University


  1. Open Position: Associate Professor (Co-Principal Investigator)
  2. Affiliation: Department of I&E Visionaries, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering,

Kyushu University.

  1. Place of Work: Kyushu University Ito Campus, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan.
  2. Research Area: Electronic devices, photonic devices, and integrated circuits for quantum technologies.

* Especially, we are looking for an associate professor who are willing to conduct research on quantum computers based on exciton qubits with Prof. Itagaki, in a newly established “Quantum Computing Laboratory”.

  1. Job Description:

・ The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and supervision of students in the Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering (ISEE) for the topics presented in the item 4.

・ He/she will also teach some courses in the ISEE and in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Sciences.

*The education obligation shall be reduced until March 2024, in compliance with the successful applicant’s wishes.

*As start-up research expenses, two million JPY for the first year and one million JPY for the second year shall be provided, respectively.

  1. Position Type: Regular full-time. Five-years tenure-track. After the five years are up, the successful

applicant undergoes a tenure review. She/he becomes a tenured faculty by passing it. An intermediate evaluation shall be held in the third year.

  1. Working Hours, Break Time, and Overtime Work: 7 hours and 45 minutes per day based on

discretionary labor system for professional work.

  1. Holiday: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, and from December 29 to January 3.
  2. Salary: Annual salary system will be applied. Base annual salary is determined based on professional

experience, job responsibilities and other relevant factors along with the University’s related regulations.

  1. Insurances: Employment insurance, Industrial injury insurance, Health insurance, and Employee  


  1. Qualifications: The candidate should

(i) have a PhD or equivalent.

(ⅱ) be enthusiastic in teaching and research.

(ⅲ) able to teach, supervise, and give lectures in English.

  1. Start Date: As soon as possible after decision (after April 1, 2022).
  2. Application Documents:

(i) Curriculum vitae including the candidate’s profile photo, education after high school, work experience, academic society memberships, social activities, awards, and other particularly notable entries.

(ii) A list of publications. Please categorize them based on the type of the publications such as peer-

reviewed journal papers, proceedings of international conferences, tutorial papers, books, invited talks, patents, etc. (showing h-index, impact factor, and times cited if any). As for papers, proceedings, and patents, please show all the authors' names listed in the order as printed in the article.

(iii) Reprints of five representative papers.

(iv) A summary of the candidate’s current/past research and a research vision statement (around 1000

words plus figures).

(v) Teaching Statement (around 1000 words plus figures).

(vi) The candidate who belongs to a university must include a track record of securing research


Please include the name of the funding, the title of the project, the information if you are the principal investigator or co-investigator, your affiliation, and the amount of the funding. The candidate who belongs to an industry must include the details of the research projects involved.

(vii) The names, affiliations, and contact details of two referees.

  1. Application Deadline: Received by March 4, 2022
    1. Application submission: Electronic submissions will be accepted. Please put the set of documents to be

submitted (i. e. of 13(i)-(vii)) in a folder and compress it with a password (preferably in ZIP file) and send by e-mail to the contact e-mail address presented in 16. Please make the subject of the email "Application for Associate Professor in Department of I&E Visionaries". If the file size of the compressed file exceeds 5MB, please email the URL of a location where the complete set of documents could be downloaded safely. Also, please email us the password for decompressing the compressed file separately. After receiving the application, the applicant will be notified with a confirmation of receipt. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays), please contact the following reference. The applications received after the deadline will not be considered for further screening.

  1. Enquiries and contact:

Kenshi Hayashi (tel: +81-92-802-3747, e-mail:

Professor, Department of I&E Visionaries, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering,

Kyushu University

  1. Interview: Selected applicants will be asked to have an on-campus or online interview. The University

does not cover travel expense for the interview.

  1. Note:

(i) In line with the Basic Act for a Gender-Equal Society (Act No. 78 of 1999), Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer:

(ii) Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer and follows the principle of Basic Act for Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 84 of 1970), Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 123 of 1960, revised in 2013) and Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 65 of 2013).

(iii) The system of employment of faculty members with accompanying spouse has been implemented at Kyushu University from July 2017.

(iv) Kyushu University prohibits the smoking in the site to avoid exposure of environmental tobacco smoke.

(v) Personal information included in the submitted documents will not be used for purposes other than screening.

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