[robotics-worldwide] FACULTY POSITION: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Nak Young Chong nakyoung at jaist.ac.jp
Wed Sep 19 21:40:31 PDT 2012

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), the first
national graduate university in Japan without undergraduate program, invites
applications from outstanding individuals for a faculty position in the
field of Human Information Processing in School of Information Science. The
School aims at pursuing, in order to establish a foundation of thrustworthy
e-society, the research and education to support the social activities like
medical, educational, logistic, and governmental activities, by theoretical
information science, human information processing, artificial intelligence,
computer systems and networks, and software science.

1. Position Title: a five-year term assistant professor

2. Job Description:
The successful candidate is expected
-            To conduct active research in the field of Robotics;
-            To supervise students in master’s and doctoral programs of
School of Information Science; and
-            To give introductory lectures related to Human Information
Processing in School of Information Science.

3. Qualifications:
The successful candidate is expected
-            To possess a strong enthusiasm for education;
-            To be competent by conducting research in the area of human
information processing, aiming to clarify fundamental principles of
perception, cognition, and action planning and control, based on recent
developments in cognitive and computational neuroscience, and furthermore to
explore implementing new scientific findings and understandings toward the
establishment of advanced robotics technologies;
-            To possess a Ph.D. in a related field by the time of contract;
-            To be capable of taking domestic and international research
initiatives in competitive advanced research;
-            To promote joint researches through collaborations with other
-            To be fluent in English (Fluency in Japanese is considered as
an advantage).

Foreigners and women are encouraged to apply for the position. JAIST
evaluates the applicants on the basis of equal opportunity and diversity in
the selection of new faculty member.

4. Salary:
Commensurate with qualification by the Guideline of JAIST.

5. Starting Date:
April 1, 2013

6. Contract of Employment:
Term of five (5)-year (Possible to be reappointed for three additional years
after the completion of the five-year contract term)

7. Application Documents (Submitted in the form of paper, NOT electronic
(1) Curriculum Vitae and copies of degree certificates;
(2) A list of research activities and accomplishments in reverse
chronological order categorized into: international journal publications,
reviewed international conference papers, domestic journal and conference
publications, books, and others;
(3) Hard copies of three (3) most significant publications;
(4) 1500-word summary of main research activities;
(5) Other related activities including information concerning successful
funding, prizes, patents, activities in academic societies such as
organization and membership of conference program committee of international
meetings, editorship for international/domestic journals;
(6) 1500-word research plan during the term;
(7) 1000-word description of your aspiration for educational activity;
(8) Contact address, e-mail, phone number and fax number;
(9) Two (2) letters of recommendation or the contact information of two (2)
references including names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, phone and
fax numbers.

8. Application Due:
October 31, 2012

9. Selection:
There are two steps in the screening process.
Initial Screening: In order to decide a few most qualified candidates, the
search committee evaluates candidates based on the submitted documents
taking into account research accomplishments shown in the number of research
papers, quality of research accomplishments, evaluations from around the
world including references and practical contributions. The committee also
takes achievements in education and the statement on aspiration for
education into account for evaluation.
Final Screening: The search committee interviews the candidates selected in
the initial screening to decide the finalist. Interview will be conducted
either in English or Japanese to evaluate the candidates according to the
above mentioned qualifications.

The evaluation of applications will be strictly unbiased and its result will
be kept confidential.

10. Send the application materials to:
  Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  School of Information Science
  Attention to: Dean and Professor Tetsuo Asano
  1-1 Asahidai, Nomi-shi, Ishikawa, 923-1292 JAPAN

Write ”Application documents for Assistant Professorship for Human
Information Processing” in red ink on the envelope containing the documents
and send them by registered mail. It should be noted that the documents
submitted via e-mail are not accepted.

11. For more information, contact:
School of Information Science (Graduate School Secretarial Service
e-mail: t-asano at jaist.ac.jp
  Tel: +81-761-51-1147, Fax: +81-761-51-1149

More detailed information about Japan Advanced Institute of Science and
Technology and School of Information Science is available at:



Nak Young Chong, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Information Science

Director, Robotics Laboratory

Director, Center for Intelligent Robotics

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1292, Japan

TEL +81-761-51-1248, FAX +81-761-51-1149

Email nakyoung at jaist.ac.jp

Office I-61a, 6F IS Building 1

URL http://www.jaist.ac.jp/robot/, http://www.jaist.ac.jp/cefir/

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