Graduate School of Life Sciences; Open Assistant Professor Position Macroecology Lab, Tohoku University, Graduate School of Life Sciences:
A full-time assistant professor position with a maximum of 8 years is available in the Macroecology Lab in the Graduate School of Life Sciences at Tohoku University, run by Associate Professor Jamie M. Kass. Please share this posting with any interested individuals who meet the below qualifications.
Number of Positions and Job Title: 1 Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Macroecology Lab, Ecological Dynamics Section, Department of Ecological Developmental Adaptability Life Sciences, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
Research Field: Macroecological and biogeographical modeling
Applicant must have a doctoral degree in the biological sciences, environmental sciences, or related field (or should provide proof they are expecting to graduate before this position begins).
Applicant should have a strong research record in species distribution / niche modeling or biodiversity modeling, spatial modeling and mapping, and effects of global change on biodiversity, as well as be skilled in R programming and GIS.
Interest or research experience in ecosystem functions and services, and in phylogenetics and phylogeography, is preferred but not necessary. Applicant is expected to lecture and develop teaching materials for undergraduate ecology, particularly topics in community ecology, biogeography, and macroecology, so teaching experience is required.
Applicant will also collaborate with Assoc. Prof. Jamie M. Kass on cutting-edge macroecology research, as well as assist in supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the lab. Lastly, applicant will work in an international environment where both English and Japanese are spoken, and should have interest in collaborating with other departmental faculty.
Working hours: Full-time, expected regular hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Term: Until March 2028. (Possibility of reappointment.)
Location: Macroecology Lab, Aobayama Campus, Graduate School of Life Sciences at Tohoku University
Compensation: Annual salary system (according to the rules of Tohoku University)
Application deadline: June 30 (Friday), 2023
Start date: October 1, 2023 or at earliest convenience
Application documents for submission: (English or Japanese)
(1) Curriculum vitae (academic record starting with undergraduate education, free-format, self photo attached)
(2) List of research achievements (including conference presentations)
(3) List of research funds and awards acquired
(4) Three primary research papers and brief descriptions of each (100 words or less)
(5) Summary of research activities to date (~500 words)
(6) Summary of desired future research activities and teaching statement (~500 words)
(7) Names, emails, and relationship to the applicant of 2 individuals who can provide recommendation letters
During the selection process, applicants may be asked for an interview.
Please arrange (1) through (7) into a single PDF file and send to Jamie M. Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will receive a confirmation upon submission. Submitted documents will only be used for the purposes of this application, and personal information will not be shared with any third parties.
Please send any inquiries to:
Jamie M. Kass, Associate Professor
Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University
6-3 Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku
Sendai, Miyagi, Japan 980-8578
E-mail: email@example.com 、Tel: 022-795-6690
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