Appointment in Earth and Planetary Physics at the Level of Professor
The Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University is seeking to employ a tenured member of faculty at the level of professor in the general field of Earth and planetary physics.
The Earth and Planetary Physics Group of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Earth and Planetary Science Division)
Number and Level of Available Positions
One position at the level of professor
Expected Starting Date
Earliest possible date after 1 October 2012
Outline of Position
The Earth and Planetary Physics Group carries out a wide range of research in Earth and planetary sciences (from planetary formation to dynamics of the Earth system) with its main research tools founded in physics. With this new appointment, the Group plans to strengthen its contribution to research in the developing broad fields of planetary science, complex-system geophysics, and evolution of life-supporting planets. Planetary science focuses on understanding the nature of the Earth as one of a variety of possible planets through comparative planetology or planetary explorations. Complex-system geophysics is concerned with important fundamental geophysical problems such as understanding the properties of complex fluids or rocks, mechanism of earthquakes or volcanic eruptions, or the dynamics of fracture or sintering. The field of evolution of life-supporting planets aims to clarify the conditions necessary for the development of habitable planets and the coevolution of life and the Earth. Please refer to the home page below (*1) for more details.
The Earth and Planetary Physics Group seeks a new faculty member who can collaborate with the present staff (*2) on research and education in Earth and planetary physics, and will be expected to contribute to research and education in at least one of the above-mentioned three broad fields. The educational duties include giving introductory and advanced lecture courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
Documents to be submitted
Applicants should submit the following documents:
Method of Application and Deadline
Applications should arrive no later than Friday 29 June 2012. Application documents should be sent by registered mail with 'Application for Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary Physics' clearly written in red on the envelope. In addition to the hard-copy application, candidates should also send digitized versions of the above documents as e-mail attachments in pdf format. Documents (1) to (5) should be separate from (6). The email should be titled 'Application for Faculty Position in Earth and Planetary Physics' and sent to 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
Postal Address for Sending Documents and Contact for Enquires Concerning Application
Prof. Koshi YAMAMOTO
The selection process will be primarily based on the submitted documents. However, where appropriate candidates may be requested to attend an interview.
Where research and teaching ability is judged to be equal, women candidates will be given preference.
Application documents will not be returned. After conclusion of the selection process, the documents will be disposed of in a suitable manner.
The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences consists of the Earth and Planetary Science Division (EPS) and Hydrospheric-Atmospheric Science Division (HAS). The present position is available in the EPS Division, which consists of four separate Groups (or koza): Earth Environmental Systems, Geology and Geobiology, Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry, and Earth and Planetary Physics. In addition, members of the EPS Division work in close collaboration with members of the Earth and Planetary Dynamics Group (Earthquake and Volcano Research Center affiliated with the Graduate School of Environmental Studies) and the Earth History Study Group (The Nagoya University Museum and Center for Chronological Research). In addition to their primary affiliation to the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, faculty members are also affiliated to Faculty of Science and responsible for the undergraduate program in Earth Sciences. For further information on the organization of the department please refer to the following home pageshttp://www.env.nagoya-u.ac.jp/earth/index.html
*1) More information concerning the Earth and Planetary Physics Group is available at the following web site: http://www.eps.nagoya-u.ac.jp/geophys/
*2) Current staff members of the Earth and Planetary Physics Group (as of April 2012)
Professor: Sei-ichiro WATANABE,