Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
2017 Application Guidelines for Associate Professors (Tenure Track)
Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER), MEXT
(For Women Only)
＜ Japanese Version ＞
At the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), we are seeking 1 associate professors for tenure-track positions at the Institute of Global Innovation Research (GIR) - a special research institution established with the aim of conducting innovative research and bolstering TUAT's functions - as part of the Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER) sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).The tenure-track period will last five years.Only females may apply.
Appointees will be affiliated with Organization for Promotion of Tenure-track, GIR, and will conduct their research and teach while cooperating with a research institution (the Institute of Engineering for this application). Appointees who produce outstanding achievements during the tenure-track period will be promoted to tenured positions. The appointees will be provided with an independent laboratory and startup budget with fewer duties on the administration and lecture side. They will be able to focus on research. They will be expected to give lectures in their field of expertise at cooperating departments and graduate schools, and to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. There will be tenure evaluation in the third and fifth year of the tenure-track period. Based on this evaluation, they will be promoted to the status of a tenured position. If the outcome of the evaluation indicates that the appointee has produced promising or significant research, they will be promoted to the status of a tenured position. Those whose performance is especially remarkable may be promoted to a tenured position following the third year's tenure evaluation. Under our tenure-track system, we guarantee a tenured position for all who deserve it. Evaluation criteria will be established within six months of appointment, and tenure evaluations will be held based on research and teaching performance. As shown below, the annual salary of tenure-track appointees is roughly equivalent to those of tenured faculty members.
Keywords for Research and Education
Number of positions
|Mechanical Systems Engineering||(1) Mechanical Engineering Frontier
(2) Mechanics of Materials
(4) Structure/Material in Aerospace Engineering
＊One of keywords may be satisfied.
Applicants must be LEADER candidates for FY 2016 or FY 2017 due to the nature of these positions under MEXT. Please refer to the LEADER's Application Guideline for more details.
Applicants of TUAT must have a doctoral degree, and be engaged in original research in one of the above fields and/or teaching and research themes.
The applicants in Field Code A (Mechanical Systems Engineering) must be female, and preferably to have obtained her doctoral degree in the past five years.
The selection process consists of two stages during the negotiation in LEADER program : a category/field-specific pre-selection, and a final selection over all categories. Both will entail interviews and paper-based screening. In addition to MEXT screening, TUAT's selection process emphasizes the following elements:
・ Whether the candidate has produced internationally recognized, outstanding achievements in the course of his/her research.
・ Whether he/she can contribute to education in departments and graduate schools in related fields.
・ Whether he/she is engaged in original research that has social impact.
・ Whether he/she can help promote international joint research and write international collaborative papers.
The associate LEADER professors in TUAT are required to accomplish advanced research achievements through international collaborative research and internationally co-authored papers due to the nature of this initiative.
Intermediate evaluation will be conducted in the third year of appointment; especially remarkable researchers will be promoted to a tenured position at this time. A final evaluation will be conducted in the fifth year. Under our Tenure-track system, we guarantee a tenured position for all who deserve it; therefore, those who have achieved remarkable results will be promoted to a tenured position. Those who fail to pass the final evaluation must retire at the end of the tenure-track period.
As future tenured faculty, appointees will be responsible for the education of TUAT's students. They will therefore be required to give lectures in their field of expertise at cooperating departments and graduate schools, and to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.
Annual salary will be from about 6,000,000 to 7,500,000 yen. This is roughly equivalent to the salary of tenured associate professors, and is determined based on TUAT's regulations taking into account the appointee's previous career, the results of his/her research, and other elements.
Affiliation: Organization for Promotion of Tenure-track, Institute of Global Innovation Research, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Institution name: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Type of institution: National University Corporation
Location: 3-8-1 Harumi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8538, Japan
Place of work: Koganei Campus, 2-24-16 Naka-cho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo 184-8588, Japan
Five years from the time of appointment (if the appointee is found to satisfy preset criteria in the course of tenure evaluation based on his/her research and teaching performance during the tenure-track period, he/she will be promoted to a tenured position)
As early as possible in and after October 1, 2017 (must assume position by March 1, 2018).
Under LEADER, the negotiation will be conducted by the end of September 2017.
- Application to LEADER (new applicants for FY2017) -
In accordance with LEADER application guidelines, please submit applications through the electronic application system established and managed by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
Application System at JSPS website
- Application to TUAT -
Selected candidates by the MEXT's selection committee for FY 2016 or FY 2017 who wish to apply to TUAT are to submit the following documents through the TUAT Application Form (online system). Only Form 3 may be sent by postal mail. Advance notice is not held at TUAT.
We will not accept any applications submitted via e-mail or on paper for any of the listed fields.Before applying, make sure to read below.
Personal information relating to applications will be handled in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Law and TUAT's regulations. The fact of the application itself will not be disclosed; however, the application may be referenced within the scope that is necessary to the selection process. Note that application documents will not be returned.
- Application Documents for TUAT -
(1) Research achievement
(attach portrait, download, use the below form, and change to pdf file.)
Link to research achievement form
(2) Offprints of your major publications (PDF) (up to 5; at least 1 is required)
(3) LEADER application form1 attachment (PDF)
(4) LEADER application form 2 in Japanese (only for Japanese applicants) and in English (PDF)
(5) Education plan (PDF) (up to 1 A4 page, no specified format)
(6) LEADER application form 3 (Please copy the contents that you key into the JSPS electronic application system to the document of form 3. Applicants or his/her evaluator may send form 3 via postal mail.)
- TUAT Mailing Address for the Form 3 -
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Research Support Office, Application Office for LEADER
3-8-1 Harumi-cho, Fuchu, Tokyo, 183-8538, Japan
12. Deadline for Application via JSPS Application System
April 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m（Japan Time）
13. Deadline for Application via TUAT Application Form
July 13, 2017, 4:00 p.m. （Japan Time）
Form 3 must be postmarked by the date shown above, if sent via postal mail.
More information is available at the TUAT Website.
14. Selection Schedule
Candidate selection by MEXT selection committee: By end of June
Pre-selection (field-level interview and application document review): By late August
Final selection (TUAT-level interview and application document review; negotiation in LEADER program): September 9 (Sat.)
Appointment: Beginning in October 2017
(including contacts for general questions on application)
If at all possible, use the inquiry form below to make sure that TUAT staff will contact you.
TUAT Application Inquiry Form
Institute of Global Innovation Research, Application Office for LEADER
(for inquiries, please substitute the @ symbol for "[a]")
This program operates under Article 8 of the Act on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment (ActNo. 113 of 1972).
TUAT proactively promotes gender equality positively.
TUAT Gender Equality Office
TUAT Women's Future Development Organization