Position Title: Assistant professor (tenure track)
Affiliation: Division of Astrophysics, Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Field of Expertise: Computational Astrophysics
Research: Computational astrophysics. Especially, those who can contribute to theoretical astronomy and cooperation among different fields through research on computational astrophysics using leading-edge methods of machine learning as well as numerical calculation. At the Center for Computational Science (CCS), we conduct research on the formation and evolution of various astronomical objects such as galaxies, black holes, and large-scale structures using numerical calculations. Besides, in collaboration with the medical science, we are developing a machine learning method for optical bioimaging based on astrophysical radiation transfer calculations as a part of the “Computational Medical Science Promotion Project”. We are looking for a best candidate who promotes research in computational astrophysics using numerical calculations and machine learning, and contributes to promotion of multidisciplinary computational science, including the Computational Medical Science Promotion Project. To offer the position, we hope that you are willing to collaborate with the fields of medicine and information technology. In addition, the appointee will be engaged in teaching at the Degree Program in Physics, Graduate School of Science and Technology and the College of Physics, School of Science and Engineering.
Starting date: April 1st, 2022 or later, as soon as possible
Period: The term is 5 years. The tenure track assistant professor may become a tenured assistant professor after passing a review for tenure which will be performed in the last year of the tenure-track period.
Requirement: Applicants must have a doctoral degree or be expected to obtain a doctoral degree by the time of appointment.
・Salary: Annual salary system (The annual salary will be determined based on the regulations of the University, taking into account the career of the employee.)
・Working hours: Discretionary labor system
・Holidays: Saturday, Sundays, national holidays, New Year’s holidays (Dec.29 – Jan. 3), and holidays determined by the University.
1) Resume/CV (with photograph)
2) List of research achievements (distinguish between peer-reviewed papers and others)
3) Electronic reprints or copies of five major papers (PDF file, at least four of which were published within the last five years)
4) Summary of research to date (within 2 sheets of A4 paper)
5) Research and education proposal (about 1 sheet of A4 paper for each)
6) Status of acquisition of external funding
7) Contact information for two references (name, affiliation, email address, telephone number, etc.)
8) Consent for the handling and extraterritorial transfer of personal data in accordance with the EU-General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (*Submit this form if you are a resident of member countries of the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom. Please contact us to order the consent form before the submission).
Submission deadline: Monday, November 22nd, 2021 (JST).
Please write “Application for Assistant Professor Position in Computational Astrophysics” on the subject and send a zip file with a password for the documents (1-8) in the pdf format via e-mail to apply_2021_AP01[at]ccs.tsukuba.ac.jp ([at] should be replaced by @). The password should be separately sent to ohsuga.ken.gm[at]u.tsukuba.ac.jp ([at] should be replaced by @ as well).
Contact address: Ken OHSUGA
(Tel: +81-29-853-6495, Email: ohsuga.ken.gm[at]u.tsukuba.ac.jp ([at] should be replaced by @))
Miscellaneous: The Center for Computational Sciences has been approved as a Joint Collaborative Research Center by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. We promote interdisciplinary computational sciences, including joint use of our supercomputer systems. The University of Tsukuba conducts its personnel selection process in compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.