International Tenure Track assistant professor


International Tenure Track assistant professor



Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba (Division of Quantum Condensed Matter Physics)


Contents of work, Research field:

Theoretical research in the field of materials science employing computational science approaches, in particular first-principles methods. The International Tenure Truck assistant professor shall be required to research at an institute abroad for two or more years in cooperation with mentors in our center and in the institute abroad, under the employment contract to the University of Tsukuba. Publications of internationally co-authored papers in well-established international journals are included in the review criteria for tenure.


Starting date:

As soon as possible after a hiring decision is made.


Status of employment:

Full-time until March 31, 2023. The International Tenure Track assistant professor may become a tenured assistant professor after passing a review for tenure which will be performed at the last year of the tenure-track period.



An applicant needs to have a Doctoral Degree of Ph. D. which has been received within last 10 years, or is expected to obtain the degree by the end of March, 2019.


Application materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae (with photograph)
  2. List of research activities including papers, books, competitive research funds (including applications), and status of research collaborations. (Separate refereed and non-refereed papers in the list)
  3. Reprints of 5 major papers published within last 5 years. (One paper may be published earlier than 5 years.)
  4. Summary of research activities.
  5. Research plan and expected achievements during the tenure-track period.
  6. Name and affiliation of an expected mentor at an institute abroad, and a status of communications with the expected mentor.
  7. Recommendation or reference letters (one or more).

The submitted materials will not be returned.


Deadline for application:

January 8, 2019


Where to submit:

Application materials should be sent to:

  Prof. Masayuki Umemura, Director

  Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba

  Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan

Write in red ink in the front of the envelope as “International Tenure Track Application to Center for Computational Sciences (Division of Quantum Condensed Matter Physics)”. The recommendation/reference letters may either be included in the applicant’s envelope or be arranged to be sent to the above postal address directly. In the latter case, the name of the candidate should be indicated on the envelope.


Where to make contact:

Prof. Kazuhiro Yabana, Tel: +81-29-853-4202, Email: yabana[at]



The salary will be provided through the annual salary system (fixed-term). (Financial source: “Program for Promoting the enhancement of Research Universities”) See the following Web page in CCS for the detail of the review criteria for the acquisition of tenure.