International Tenure Track assistant professor (Global Environmental Science)

Title:International Tenure Track assistant professor

Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba (Division of Global Environmental Science)

Contents of work, Research field:
Research in the fields of urban meteorology and climatology. In particular, numerical study on urban heat island of Japan, United States, and Southeast Asian countries, based on further development of the building-resolving LES and urban climate models. 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 coauthored 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.

Mentor (Institute): Prof. Hiroyuki Kusaka (Center for Computational Sciences)

Foreign mentor (Institute): Dr. Fei Chen (National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA)
※Applicants do not have to take a permission from the mentors.
※There is a possibility that foreign mentor will be changed.

Educational organizations in charge:
College of Geoscience, School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Master’s Program in Geosciences, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Doctoral Program in Geoenvironmental Sciences, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
※The educational organizations that you will take charge of after the tenure acquisition.
※There is a possibility that the educational organizations will be changed.

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 July, 2019.

Application materials:
1) Curriculum Vitae (with photograph)
2) List of research activities including papers, books, and competitive research funds.
   (Separate lists for refereed and non-refereed papers)
3) Reprints of 5 major papers published within last 5 years. (One paper may be published more than five years ago.)
4) Summary of research activities.
5) Research plan and expected achievements during the tenure-track period.
6) Recommendation or reference letters (one or more).

The submitted materials will not be returned.

Deadline for application:
April 22, 2019 Japan Standard Time

Application materials should be sent to:
Prof. Masayuki Umemura, Director
Center for Computational Sciences, University of Tsukuba
1-1-1 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 Global Environmental Science)”. 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.

Contact person:
Prof. Hiroyuki Kusaka, Tel: +81-29-853-6481, Email: kusaka[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.