The University of Tokyo Faculty Position in Paleobiology

The Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo invites applications for a position at the level of Associate Professor in the field of Paleobiology. The University of Tokyo is committed to gender equality in hiring. More details of the Department are available on the website

1. Job title and number of positions available
One position at the Associate Professor level
2. Field of expertise
3. Required qualifications
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field
  • Ability to conduct research in the field of paleobiology, exploring the frontiers of biogeosciences
  • Ability to instruct undergraduate and graduate students through lectures, laboratory classes, and field work
  • 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 is expected within five years)
4. Date of commencement of employment
As early as possible after decision is made
5. Application materials required
  • Curriculum vitae (this should include age, email address and other contact details, and summary of academic and professional career from high school including the date of university graduation)
  • A summary of the main educational and research activities of the applicant (about 1000 words)
  • List of publications and related scientific output, which should be divided into the following 4 types
    • Refereed papers and review articles
    • Non-refereed papers and review articles
    • Books
    • Other relevant materials
  • PDF files of 5 significant publications
  • Outline of aspirations and plans for research after taking office (about 1000 words)
  • Outline of aspirations and plans for education after taking office (about 1000 words)
  • Names and contact information for 2 referees who can provide an independent assessment of the candidate
6. Application deadline
All documents must arrive on or before Tuesday, 7 May 2019.
7. Document submission
All documents should be submitted as email attachments in PDF format. The documents can be separated into several separate emails but the total size of each individual mail should not exceed 10 MB. Applications should be sent to  and the subject should be Associate Professor in Paleobiology. An acknowledgement will be sent within 2 working days of receipt of the application documents.
8. Enquiries
Prof. Kazuyoshi Endo
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Graduate School of Science
The University of Tokyo
Tel: +81 (0)3-5841-2534


Source: Open Positions – The Department of Earth and Planetary Science / Paleobiology Associate Professor – School of Science, the University of Tokyo