Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Estuarine Research Center (EsReC) of Shimane University
Estuarine Research Center (EsReC) of Shimane University is the only research center in Japan devoted to the study of estuaries and brackish waters. EsReC consists of three research divisions: Environmental Change Division, Environmental Fluid Dynamics Division, and Aquatic Ecology Division. The Research Center for Coastal Lagoon Environments (ReCCLE), established on 10 April 1992, is the only research center to investigate on brackish water regions. The aim of ReCCLE is to conduct research in solving environmental and social problems in lagoon and coastal areas. The environment surrounding the lagoon is related to the conditions of catchment area, surrounding basin, and coastal regions, in a complicated manner. Eventually, additional collective and interdisciplinary studies are required for utilization of coastal environment and sustainable development.
The majority of coastal lakes in Japan belong to “estuary” than “lagoon”, where estuary is defined as drowned river valleys by marine inundation for the last several thousand years and estuary includes coastal lake, and surrounding coastal regions. On 1 st April 2017, ReCCLE was renamed as Estuary Research Center (EsReC) to specify the objectives of research center at solving the estuary environment and ecology. EsReC conducts research within Japan and all over the world, but particularly in the Asian estuaries, and neighboring Lake Nakaumi, and Lake Shinji. EsReC aims to become the central estuary research center as hubs for Japan and Asian countries.
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Ocean Sciences (OS)
The Estuarine Research Center (EsReC) of Shimane University, Japan, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Eco-hydraulics in estuaries, coastal areas and dam reservoirs. Requirements include a doctoral degree in engineering, science, or a related field and demonstrated success or potential for success in research (primary) and teaching (secondary).
EsReC is the only research center in Japan devoted to the study of estuaries and brackish waters. EsReC consists of three research divisions: Environmental Change Division, Environmental Fluid Dynamics Division, and Aquatic Ecology Division.
The Environmental Fluid Dynamic Research Division focuses on hydrodynamics in various water bodies to further the understanding of, not only the physical aspects, but also biological and chemical features of brackish waters. The primary research focus of this division is on the complex environments created in regions where fresh and saline waters mix. This division also conducts research on rivers and coastal zones, which are important for understanding brackish water environments. In addition, this division specializes in water issues associated with artificial reservoirs, such as algal blooms, turbidity, and water temperature problems. The successful candidate will join this Division.
[Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
(1) Research field
Eco-hydraulics in estuaries, coastal areas and dam reservoirs (modelling and field studies)
(2) Teaching subjects
1) Graduate course: Subjects related to eco-hydraulics
2) Undergraduate classes: Subjects related to eco-hydraulics
[Available positions (Job title, number of positions, etc.)]
Assistant Professor (Full-Time, Tenured (5 years)), One