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Principal Professor – School of Engineering

Toyota Technological Institute

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Toyota Technological Institute has one opening for a “Principal Professor” position in its School of Engineering. For more information, please refer to the following website:


Research fields: Science and technology for advanced instrumentation and/or information processing

Examples: New devices and systems for advanced information processing, communication, and/or sensing; Leading instrumentation technologies for ultra-sensitive measurements and/or bio-medical studies and diagnosis; Science and technology of cyber-physical systems.


Qualifications: A successful candidate must have a Ph. D. degree or the equivalent in a relevant field; he/she must possess outstanding competence to promote world-class research program(s) as well as to conduct excellent teaching and research supervision for graduate and undergraduate students, so as to fulfill his/her mission as a superb leader in research and education. 


Positions: Principal Professor

The “Principal Professor” will serve as the head of a “unit laboratory”, that consists of the Principal Professor, one associate professor, and three post-doctoral fellows. A start-up grant of about one hundred million Japanese yen (ca. one million US dollars) is available. In addition, a research budget of about ten million Japanese yen (ca. one hundred thousand US dollars) will be given each year to promote research programs for a period of five years. At the end of this five-year term, the principal professor will be given a formal evaluation. 


Number of Positions Available: One

Start date: April 1, 2019 or on the date of the earliest convenience

Documents: (1) A curriculum vitae

(2) A list of publications

(3) Copies of 5 representative papers

(4) An outline of research and educational accomplishments (about 3-pages)

(5) A future plan of educational and research activities (about 3- pages)

(6) Names of two references, including phone numbers and e-mail addresses

(7) An application form (available on our website)


Deadline: May 15, 2018

Inquiries: Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kazuo Hotate, Vice President & Professor

(Phone) +81-52-809-1821  (E-mail)

The above documentation should be sent to:

Mr. Masashi Hisamoto

Toyota Technological Institute

2-12-1, Hisakata, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya, 468-8511 Japan

Please write “Application for Principal Professor” on the envelope.

The application documents will not be returned.