Assistant professor with a fixed-term appointment

Center for Computational Sciences (CCS), University of Tsukuba, invites applications for full-time (non-tenured) faculty positions as described below. We would like to inform all institutes concerning about this field, and ask for your cooperation in recommending a suitable candidate for the position. Thank you for your support.

Position  Title: Assistant professor with a fixed term appointment

Affiliation: Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Field of Expertise: Computational Materials Science including condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry, and molecular simulations.

Research: In our center, we seek a (non-tenured) assistant professor to develop the materials informatics (MI) method using classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, first-principles calculations, and machine learning (ML), and apply it to the semiconductor systems. The successful candidate will be a member of the Divisions of Life Science and Quantum Condensed Matter Physics. He/She will collaborate with researchers in the semiconductor engineering and informatics fields in Tsukuba Research Energy Center for Material Sciences (TREMS) and Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (C-AIR) as well as companies.

Starting date: October 1, 2020 or later, as soon as possible

Period: Until March 31st, 2021 (possible to renew until March 31st, 2023, upon evaluation of the progress)

Requirement: Applicants must have a doctoral degree.


Salary: Annual salary system (The annual salary will be determined based on the regulations of the University, taking into account the career of the employer.)

Working hours: Discretionary labor system

Holidays: Saturday, Sundays, national holidays, New Year’s holidays (Dec.29  Jan. 3), and holidays determined by the University.


Submissions: 1) Resume/CV (with photograph)

2) List of research activities including peer-reviewed papers, peer-reviewed proceedings, oral presentations at international conferences, competitive research funds (representative), awards, and so on.

 3) Up to five reprints of major papers (at least four of which are within the last five years)

4) Summary of research to date (within 1 sheet of A4 paper)

5) Research and educational aspirations after assuming the position (about 1 sheet of A4 paper)

 6) A list of two professional references with complete contact information.

Submission deadline: Friday, July 3, 2020 (JST).

Please write “Application for Assistant Professor Position in Materials Informatics” on the subject and send a zip file with a password for the documents (1-6) in the pdf format via e-mail to apply_2020_L01 [at] ([at] should be replaced by @). The password is separately sent to shigeta[at] ([at] should be replaced by @ as well).

Contact address: Yasuteru Shigeta

(Tel: +81-29-853-6496, Email: shigeta[at]


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.