Lecturer Job Advertisement:
Institute for Chemical Research
Division of Biochemistry, Laboratory of Chemical Biology

Type of Occupation Lecturer (Equivalent to Junior Associate Professor), (Foreign Faculty Member, Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences)
Number of Recruitments 1
Appointments and Place of Work Primary Appointment: Institute for Chemical Research, Division of Biochemistry, Laboratory of Chemical Biology (Foreign Faculty Member, Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences)
Possible joint appointments with WPI-iCeMS, Graduate School of Medicine, and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Work Place: Kyoto University Uji Campus, Gokasho, Uji City, and Kyoto University Yoshida Campus, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Job Description Teaching four university-wide courses in basic organic chemistry and biochemistry to first and second-year undergraduate students (English) and conducting cutting-edge chemical biology research
Qualifications 1. Hold a doctoral degree with strong research achievements
2. Recognized to have academic background and experience equivalent or superior to the previous item
Time of Arrival As soon as possible after the employment decision is made
Trial Period Yes (6 months)
Work Schedule Discretionary work system for specialized work (equivalent to 38 hours and 45 minutes per week, 7 hours and 45 minutes per day)
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays, anniversary of the Kyoto U founding
Term of Office 7 years (but can be reappointed once)
Salary, Allowances, etc. Paid in accordance with the University’s payment standards
Social Insurance Mutual aid association of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, employees’ pension, unemployment insurance, and worker’s accident compensation insurance
Documents to be Submitted (1) Curriculum vitae (free format with photograph and signature)
(2) List of publications (circle 5 major papers)
(3) PDF files of the five major publications
(4) Description of research achievement (describe in relation to major publications) (about 1,000 words) and future plans (about 500 words)
(5) Names, affiliations, and contact information for two references
(Include telephone number and e-mail address)
(6) Other reference materials
List of invited lectures, etc. (title of lecture, name of meeting, place, and year)
Status of obtaining national/federal research grants and other competitive funds (type of fund, title of research project, period of research, amount, whether the research was conducted as a PI or Co-PI, and if the research was jointly conducted, the name of the PI)
List of patents (The applicant must be included as an inventor in the application. Include inventors, title of the invention, application/publication number, filing date, country)
Educational achievements
Activities for academic societies (name of the society and your role)
Special notes (awards, newspaper articles, etc.)
Application Deadline Must arrive no later than noon on Monday, December 25, 2023 (Japan time).
Submit Documents
Takashi Aoyama, Director,
Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University
(Email address for submission: uji.icr-jimu@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
We will reply to your application e-mail with an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application.
Inquiries Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University
Laboratory of Chemical Biology
Professor Motonari Uesugi
E-mail: uesugi@scl.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Phone: 0774-38-3225
Other -Interviews may be conducted during the final selection process.
-The final selection committee may request additional materials such as reprints (photocopies acceptable) of all of your papers.
-Kyoto University promotes gender equality. We expect many female researchers to actively apply. In case of equal evaluation, preference will be given to female applicants, based on the provisions of Article 8 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
-If you have taken a leave of absence due to childbirth, childcare, etc., please indicate this in your resume or other documents. The achievements during the period of absence will be considered to be equivalent to those before and after the absence.
-Kyoto University is committed to preventing passive smoking by prohibiting smoking indoors on all campuses and outdoors, except in designated smoking areas.
-Please make the email subject “Application for Foreign Faculty Member in Division of Biochemistry.”
-The submitted documents will only be used for employment screening purposes and will not be shared with any third parties without just cause.