[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Full Professor Position in Aerospace Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan

Kazuya Yoshida yoshida at astro.mech.tohoku.ac.jp
Fri Aug 11 01:54:55 PDT 2017

Tenure position at professor level (Aerospace Engineering)

The Department of Aerospace Engineering invites applications for a  
tenure position at the Professor level. The successful applicant will  
join the Astronautical Engineering Group of the department. The  
Astronautical Engineering Group is currently active in Propulsion  
Engineering and Space Exploration. Special preference will be given to  
those applicants who have a strong background and interest in mechanics  
of space flight systems, then conduct cutting-edge research in the areas  
such as Space Structures, Multibody Dynamics, Control Theory and  

At present, there are 25 professors and 25 associate professors in the  
Divition of Mechanical Engineering, (which is composed of the following  
four departments; Mechanical Systems Engineering, Finemechanics,  
Robotics and Aerospace Engineering,) pursuing research and teaching
in areas such as Functional Systems Engineering, Energy Systems  
Engineering, Materials Physics and Engineering, Nanomechanics,  
Biomechanics, Robot Systems, Nanosystems, Aeronautical Engineering,  
Astronautical Engineering and other fields newly created by fusion of  
different fields. Particularly, Department of Aerospace Engineering is  
featured by Collaborative Laboratories with Japan Aerospace Exploration  
Agency (JAXA) for strategic contribution to JAXA's space programs.

The successful candidate is expected to set up innovative research  
projects by himself/herself or in collaboration with other researchers  
of the Division of Mechanical Engineering. Responsibilities will include  
teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and directing  
research projects, which will lead to MS and Ph.D. theses.
The position is open to any candidate who holds a doctoral degree in an  
appropriate field regardless of gender or nationality.
Profound knowledge of the Japanese or English language, written and  
spoken, is also required for the candidate.

The successful applicant, of Japanese or non-Japanese nationality, will  
become a Japanese National University Corporation employee and will be  
paid accordingly.
Salary, working hours, holiday, period of employment are determined  
based on the rules of Tohoku University. Insurance and accommodation are  
also treated based on the rules of Tohoku University.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; all  
applications received by August 31st, 2017 will be considered. The  
position is available from April 1, 2018.

Interested applicants should submit the application including
(1) a resume,
(2) a statement of teaching and research interests,
(3) a list of publications, copies of five principal publications, and
(4) names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five  

Selection will be made based on all application documents  
submitted.Interviews will be conducted as needed.

Submitted application documents will not be returned.

[Contact details]
Prof. Keisuke Sawada
Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of  
Engineering, Tohoku University
Aoba 6-6-01, Sendai 980-8579, Japan
E-mail: sawada at cfd.tohoku.ac.jp, Phone: +81-22-795-6920, FAX:  

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