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Professor or Associate Professor/Vehicular Technology

Nagoya University

Nagoya, Aichi 464-8603
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Nagoya University

Global 30 International Programs

Nagoya, Japan


The Global 30 International Program of Nagoya University Automotive Engineering Program seeks to fill a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the level of Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate will work in the Graduate School of Engineering. She/He will teach no more than 8 courses per year (8 ‘komas’ per year*) including possible evening and weekend courses. As a full-time faculty, she/he will be expected to hold office hours, provide academic advising for students and perform the normal duties associated with teaching.  (*In Japan one course or ‘koma’ is equivalent to one 90 minute lecture per week for 15 weeks)


Possible courses that the successful candidate will be expected to teach:

l  Fluid Dynamics

l  Thermodynamics

l  Heat Transfer Engineering


Required Qualifications

1)       Research and development experience in automobile industry

2)       Teaching experiencein automotive engineering or a related field

3)       Demonstrated ability to teach students at both undergraduate and graduate levels

4)       Willingness to participate widely in the International Programs of the university including but not limited to teaching courses to Japanese students and some administrative duties

5)       Strong inter-personal skills and evidence of effective interaction with students, faculty, administration, and the local community

6)       English fluency sufficient to effectively teach the above mentioned courses


Preferred Qualifications

1)       Candidates with a doctoral degree in automotive engineering or a related field will be given preference 

2)       Candidates who are not Japanese citizens will be given preference

3)       Experience working in a multicultural environment preferred

4)       Japanese language proficiency is welcomed though not required


Nagoya University seeks individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, with an interest in teaching introductory courses to international students from all over the world in Japan.

The initial contract will start April 1, 2018, and terminate March 31, 2021.

Contingent upon job performance and funding of the Global 30 International Program, the contract may be renewable for an additional 3-year term.


Salary: JPY4,000,000-10,000,000/year (all inclusive)

Salary will depend on qualifications and experience, based on Nagoya University’s Salary Rules for Employees to whom the Annual Salary System applies. *Taxes and insurances will be withheld from the annual salary. 


Holding of concurrent positions and/or jobs: As a general rule Nagoya University does not permit full-time faculty working in the Global 30 International Programs to hold additional positions and/or jobs with other institutions.


Application Documents (All documents must be prepared either in English or Japanese)

1)       Cover letter

2)       Full curriculum vitae—please include country of citizenship, university graduation date.

3)       Copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for the application process)

4)       Three letters of professional recommendation—written within a year of this application—with the referee’s Name, Title, Name of Organization, Length and Relationship with Applicant, and Contact Details included (note: we will conduct reference checks for candidates who clear the initial screening)

a)       At least one addressing teaching abilities

b)       At least one addressing research and development experience in the automobile industry

c)       At least one addressing ability to work in a multicultural environment (if applicable)

5)       One page statement of teaching philosophy, addressing the applicant’s ability to integrate creative thinking and global perspectives into the courses taught

6)       Evidence of teaching excellence, such as any of the following items:

a)       Copies of past course syllabi—from at least two different courses—prepared and used by the applicant illustrating his/her teaching philosophy

b)       DVD of the applicant’s teaching

c)       Student evaluation forms and summaries from at least two different courses

d)       Student letters

e)       Public commendations, prizes, and other awards for teaching excellence

7)       List of all publications and copies of up to five (if applicable)

8)       Current areas of research (if applicable)


To apply, please send your complete application package to:

General Administration Division

Education & International Affairs Department

Staff Hall, 2nd Floor

Nagoya University

Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan


Contact:  Prof. Takeshi Furuhashi

Dept. of Information and Communication Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University

E-mail: (in English or Japanese)


Please enclose the above documents in an envelope and write “Faculty Application for International Programs in Automotive Engineering position; No. KA25” in red ink on the envelope. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application documents will not be returned.

Application deadline: September 10, 2017

(Note: Only those selected will be notified for further instructions.)


Educational Policy of Nagoya University’s Global 30 International Programs

Nagoya University’s fundamental objective is to cultivate leaders with genuine courage and intellect. We call such leaders ‘yuuki-aru chishiki-jin,’ that is, individuals who are able to harness their courage, curiosity, and creativity to fully, yet responsibly, exploit their freedom with their educational and research endeavors. Its multi-disciplinary curriculum is designed to cultivate ethical leaders who are able to develop innovative solutions, through inquiry and analysis, with strong communication and teamwork skills to be productive members of the global environment. Nagoya University welcomes highly motivated educators who share this vision to apply.


About Nagoya University

Nagoya University is a comprehensive national research-intensive university in the heart of Japan. With approximately 16,000 students, of which 1,900 are international, Nagoya University is currently ranked 115 (QS World University Ranking), 72 (Academic Ranking of World Universities) and 301 - 350 (THE World University Rankings) in the world.The critically acclaimed faculty of Nagoya University have won international awards including the Fields Medal, the King Faisal International Prize, and six Nobel Prizes. With the goal of opening up its departments to a greater number of international students while helping to cultivate Japanese students who can thrive in an international environment, Nagoya University is currently expanding the number of programs that will be taught entirely in English.Nagoya University is located in the central Chubu region, one of the most powerful manufacturing regions in the world, with a strong concentration of major multinational corporations. The city of Nagoya is the fourth largest in Japan and provides easy access to Tokyo and Kyoto. The cost of living in Nagoya is relatively affordable, and the city boasts a vibrant culture that combines modern and traditional atmospheres, making it a stimulating and comfortable place to live.

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