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The Department of Management Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering at Tohoku University  invites applications for the Assistant Professor in Energy Systems Analysis.

Successful candidates must demonstrate outstanding accomplishments and future potential in any area of energy systems design and analysis. In addition, exceptional candidates from any field within the domain of mechanical and energy/system engineering will also be considered. The Department of Management Science and Technology is committed to world-class interdisciplinary and cutting-edge research that spans from fundamental to applied systems and from the technological to the management scale. The new professor is expected to provide inspiration and leadership in research in cooperation with a full professor, contribute proactively to both undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering Department and graduate level teaching, establish an independent research profile while advising doctoral students and mentoring scientific staff, and add to the diversity of the academic community. Generally, at Tohoku University undergraduate level courses are taught in Japanese or English and graduate level courses in English.


Title: Assistant Professor in Energy Systems Analysis

Institution: Tohoku University

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Department: Department of Management Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering

Institution type: National university

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The office is located at 6-6-11-815 Aoba-Yama, Sendai 980-8579, JAPAN

The position is available as early as April 1st, 2019.

Job type: Assistant Professor level

Employment status: Full-time (non-tenured), five years.

Work location: Tohoku district – Miyagi

Qualifications: Successful candidates should hold a Ph. D or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering, energy engineering, systems engineering or a related field at the beginning of employment. Profound knowledge of the Japanese or English language, written and spoken, is also required. The position is open to any candidate who fulfills the listed academic requirements, regardless of gender or nationality.

Compensation: The successful applicant, of Japanese or non-Japanese nationality, will become a Japanese National University Corporation employee and will be paid accordingly.  Tohoku University is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We specifically encourage women to apply.

Application period: 2018/10/20 – 2019/01/10 Deadline for receipt


The applicants should submit their application including a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and projects, a statement of future research and teaching interests, copies of three principal publications with brief explanation and evaluation for each, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of two references to the following address by registered mail or e-mail.  Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; all applications received by January 10th, 2019 will be considered. The position is available as early as April 1st, 2019.


Prof. Akio Nagahira
Chair, Department of Management Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
Aoba-yama 6-6-11-911, Sendai 980-8579, Japan

E-mail: mst[at] (replace [at] by @)


Prof. Toshihiko Nakata

E-mail: nakata[at], Phone: +81-22-795-7004 (replace [at] by @)


Tohoku University emphasises qualitative assessment of academic accomplishments. This is why you are kindly asked to submit a short description of your three most important achievements (maximum a half page each). Besides research findings, these could also be extraordinary achievements in teaching and its further development, services in the benefit of the academic community or society, software development, patents, knowledge transfer and its practical application, spin-off companies or similar.