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Job advertisement Tenure Track Associate Professor in Agricultural Engineering and Informatics

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Tenure Track Associate Professor in Agricultural Engineering and Informatics

Tenure Track Associate Professor in Agricultural Engineering and Informatics

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Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

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Tokyo, Japan


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Full time



Preferred education

Application deadline
21 June 2024

2 May 2024

Job description

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology invites applications for one (1) associate professor for the tenure-track position in the field of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering. The tenure-track period is five years. The appointee will be affiliated to the Institute of Agriculture and will run their independent research laboratory as a Principal Investigator. The appointee who makes outstanding achievements during the tenure-track period will be promoted to tenured position. The appointee will receive favorable treatment in the allocation of start-up funds for the initial launch of his/her laboratory, administrative support, etc. Furthermore, an environment in which he/she can focus on his/her research is provided with fewer duties in teaching and administrative work. He/she is expected to give lectures in his/her field of expertise at the affiliated department and graduate school and to advice graduate students for their thesis research. Tenure reviews are conducted in the third and fifth years of the tenure-track period by the review committee. If the evaluation indicates that the appointee is appropriate, he/she will be promoted to tenured position. If he/she makes a significant achievement, he/she may be promoted to the tenured position in the third year. Evaluation criteria will be established.

The Division of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering of the Graduate School of Agriculture is engaged in research and education aimed at creating innovation in agriculture and developing and promoting safe and secure agricultural production, distribution technologies, and post-harvest technologies that are indispensable for robust and sustainable agriculture, with the aim of solving issues such as world poverty and famine and adapting to global climate change, which are SDG targets. This position is open to an enthusiastic researcher who is highly motivated to contribute to one or more of the following areas: 1) advancement of agricultural production and production management technology, 2) automation and safety improvement of agricultural operations, 3) application of digital information technology and mathematical and data science technology to the field of agriculture, and 4) advancement of agricultural product preparation and processing technology. We are looking for a faculty member who is willing and able to contribute to teaching and advising graduate students.

Some keywords related to position are: 1) Agricultural Machinery
(2) Postharvest Technology
(3) Biosystems Engineering
(4) Soil and Water Engineering
(5) Green Intelligence and Informatics
(6) Rural Planning

Applicants need to meet all of the following qualifications.
1) An applicant who meets either of the following criteria: A) who has completed his/her Ph.D. through higher education in countries other than Japan B) who has approximately 5 years of research experience at research institutes in countries other than Japan.
2) Within approximately 10 years after completing PhD at the time of appointment
3) Ability to conduct international joint research and to write international co-authored papers.
4) Applicants must have the motivation and potential to obtain external funding (joint research funds,
etc.) from overseas.

  • At the time of appointment, Japanese language skill is not required.

How to apply

Please apply by attaching the following set of documents via the web form, a link is given below. We will not accept any applications by postal mail or email. Please be sure to read the following instruction carefully before applying. Personal information related to applications will be handled in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Law and TUAT’s regulations. Although the fact of application will not be disclosed, we may make inquiries to the extent necessary for the selection process. Note that the application materials will not be returned.

Application Form (Online System)
To apply this position, please submit all the necessary documents listed below from the following web form or through the JREC-IN portal site . Please search with the key words ‘Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology’ to find the advertisement of this particular position.

Application Documents
1) Curriculum vitae including all of your previous relevant experiences with a full publication list (PDF)
2) PDF of your major publications (up to 5; at least 1 is required)
3) Summary of past research activities (PDF) (in English, up to two A4 pages including figures each)
4) Overview of research plan at TUAT (PDF) (in English, up to two A4 pages including figures each)
5) Educational achievements and plan (PDF) (in English, up to one A4 page)
6) Names and contact information of two references (PDF)

Points to Note
1) All documents must be prepared in English.
2) The size of each file is limited to maximum of 10 MB.