Announcement of a faculty vacancy in the Geology and Geobiology Group, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University


Geology and Geobiology Group, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Environmental Studies

Job Title and Number of Positions Available

One position at the Professor level

Date of Commencement of Employment

As early as possible after 1st April 2018.

Job Description

The Geology and Geobiology Group carries out research using geological materials derived from the earth’s surface to the upper mantle with the aim of understanding how they form and their links to global geological phenomena such as plate tectonics and global environment. Through our work on both ancient and modern examples, we aim not only to contribute to understanding how the earth has come to be, but also provide informed opinions on how the global environment may change. For more details see our home page (*1).

We seek to employ a person who can collaborate with the present faculty members of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and in particular the Geology and Geobiology Group (*2), to conduct research and education in the field of structural geology and/or petrology. The successful applicant will have teaching duties at the graduate level in the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, and at the undergraduate level in the Faulty of Science (Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences) and the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:

  • Ph D or equivalent in a relevant field
  • A track record of research in structural geology and/or petrology.
  • Ability to provide education in geological field work and supervise field-based research projects.
  • Sufficient Japanese ability for instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels (where this is not possible at the time of appointment this level of language proficiency should be reached within five years)

Application materials required (in Japanese or English)

  • Curriculum vitae (this should include age, e-mail address and other contact details, summary of academic and professional career from high school and including the date of university graduation and accompanied by a recent photo of the applicant).
  • A summary of the main educational and research activities of the applicant (about 400 words in English)
  • List of publications and related scientific output, which should be divided into the following 4 types:
    • Refereed papers and review articles (where available include the number of citations for each paper and the name of the database used).
    • Non-refereed papers and review articles.
    • Books
    • Other relevant material
  • Outline of aspirations and plans for research and education after taking office (about 400 words in English)
  • List of obtained external funding and academic awards
  • Names and contact information for 2 referees who can provide an independent assessment of the candidate.
  • Copies of 5 significant publications (attach reprints or photocopies)

Please mail all the application documents (1) – (7) both as printed material and as pdf files in a CD-R or DVD-R. (Please note that it will not be accepted by e-mail).

Application Deadline

All application documents must arrive by Monday 2nd October 2017.

Address to Which to Application Documents should be sent

Prof. Masao TAKANO (Head of Department)
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Graduate School of Environmental Studies
Nagoya University
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku,
Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
TEL: +81-(0)52-789-2518

*Applications should be sent in one envelope and Application documents for a faculty position in the Geology and Geobiology Group should be clearly written on the front in red. The application package should be sent by registered mail.

Selection Procedure

  • Initial short-list selection will be based on application documents.
  • Subsequent selection may require an interview.


  • In accordance with the legislative intent of the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society, our university will hire a female applicant rather than a male applicant when the educational and research achievements of both applicants are considered equal.
  • Application documents will not be returned. They will be treated with an appropriate manner, after the completion of relevant selection processes.

Department Outline

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 Systems Science, Geology and Geobiology, Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry, Earth and Planetary Physics, and Ecology (scheduled to be established April, 2018). 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 organizations please refer to the following home pages.

*1: More information concerning the Geology and Geobiology Group is available at the following web site.
*2: Current staff members of the Geology and Geobiology Group (as of October 2017)

Professor: Makoto TAKEUCHI, Present appointment
Associate Professor: Atsushi UJIHARA, Itsuki SUTO,
Marc Andre HUMBLET (G30 Associate Professor)
Lecturer: Seiji HAYASHI
Assistant Professor: Yui KOUKETSU

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