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Job advertisement Call for Applications for Assistant Professor Position in the Ocean Hemisphere Research Center

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Call for Applications for Assistant Professor Position in the Ocean Hemisphere Research Center

Call for Applications for Assistant Professor Position in the Ocean Hemisphere Research Center


Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo


Tokyo, Japan


Relevant divisions
Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS)
Seismology (SM)

Full time


Basic Salary will be decided taking your academic background, professional background, etc. Doctor / from JPY 340,000

Required education

Application deadline
26 April 2024

8 February 2024

Job description

The Earthquake Research Institute conducts observational research in ocean areas to elucidate various solid-earth phenomena, including crustal activity in subduction zones as well as the structure and dynamics of the oceanic mantle, based on multi- parameter observations such as earthquakes, electromagnetism, and heat flows.
This ‘Call for Applications for Assistant Professor in the Ocean Hemisphere Research Center’ seeks an early career researcher who will pioneer novel sciences from ocean- area observations to enhance our understanding of the planet Earth.
The successful candidate will develop cutting-edge methods based on seismological and/or planetary seismological techniques and collaborate with interdisciplinary fields such as material sciences. Research objectives include elucidating the structure and dynamics of the Earth’s interior, understanding the mechanisms of earthquakes and offshore volcanic eruptions, and/or monitoring subsurface dynamic phenomena and structural changes beneath the ocean.
The candidate will also be expected to make a significant contribution to the education of undergraduate and graduate students.

How to apply

Documents to be Submitted
(1) Curriculum Vitae (including academic and employment history, with attached
photo).Please use the Univ. Tokyo’s Standard Resume Format (
(2) List of research achievements (original papers, reviews, books, international conference invited lectures, awards, external funding achievements, etc., classified as appropriate)
(3) PDF files of three major original papers
(4) Overview of research and educational achievements to date (approximately 1000 words)
(5) Research plan and aspirations for education upon appointment (approximately 1000 words)
(6) Two letters recommendation or names and contact information of two individuals who can provide opinions on the applicant

Submission Method
If you are considering an application, please first contact Use “Application for Assistant Professor in the field of Advanced Observational Research at sea” as the subject.
We will send you the URL information for the submission folder.
Compile the documents listed above into a single PDF file and upload it to the provided URL.
We will confirm receipt and send a confirmation reply, so if you do not receive a confirmation email within three days, please be sure to contact us.

Application Deadline:Friday, April, 26, 2024, 5 p.m. (Japan Standard Time, UTC+9)