Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University Faculty Positions

Summary: The Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer, Tohoku University, invites international applications for two tenure-track associate professorships. The Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC) conducts multilevel medical research to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms of aging, from birth to development, maturation, aging and death, ranging from genetic and cellular research using molecular biological techniques to individual-level research using animal experiments and research on human subjects. In this call for applications, we are looking for researchers who will work on elucidating the basic mechanisms of aging.

Position: Tenure-track associate professor

Number of positions: Two positions for associate professor

Starting date: After appointment, 1 April 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.

Type of employment: Full-time (tenure-track).
A tenured position may be appointed within five years following review by the Tenure Qualification Review Committee.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree.

Compensation: In accordance with the regulations on employment of Tohoku University staff and other rules and regulations.

Deadline for applications: 30 September, 2023 (Japan Standard Time)

Documents to be submitted (in Japanese or English):
1. CV (CV format should be downloaded here)
2. A summary of your research to date (free style, figures and tables allowed, no more than 2 pages of A4 paper)
3. Future research plans and long-term vision (free style, figures/tables allowed, no more than 2 pages of A4 paper)
4. Copies of key publications (not more than 10), and the outline and appeal points of the three publications you would like to promote in particular (about 200 words each).

Submission Method:
Please read the following instructions carefully and send your application to the following email address: application* (replace * with @)
1. All files are in PDF format in principle and file names should include the contents and the applicant’s name (e.g. 1_CV_KAREIKEN_TARO).
2. Please compress all files into a single file in ZIP format and send it as an attachment to an email with the file name “‘IDAC_Faculty Application_Applicant’s name “. The subject line of the email should be the same as the file name.
3. The maximum file size for attachments is 25MB. If the maximum size is exceeded, please contact us for additional upload instructions.
4. Once submitted, you will shortly receive an email confirming receipt of your documents. If you do not receive an email, please contact us.
5. Contact information:
Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer (IDAC), Tohoku University
General Affairs Section
Email: application* (replace * with @)

Selection method: Document review and interview (web or face-to-face).

・Tohoku University promotes activities to enhance Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) and welcomes applications from diverse individuals. Tohoku University DEI Affirmative Action Statement WEB Page
・As a measure to improve the enrolment rate of female faculty members in accordance with Article 8 of the Act on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Treatment of Men and Women in Employment, etc., women will be given priority in hiring if their abilities required for the job are deemed equal based on a fair evaluation.
・Tohoku University has the Kawauchi Keyaki Nursery School (capacity: 30) and the Aobayama Midori Nursery School (capacity: 116), which are available to all university staff and faculty members providing the largest on-site childcare facilities among national university childcare facilities in Japan.
There is also a nursery for children with minor illnesses and those recovering from illnesses at the University Hospital, which is available to all University staff and faculty members.
・Further details of the University’s support for work-life balance, research support and other gender equality initiatives can be found at the following URL WEB page of the Centre for the Promotion of Gender Equality