Associate Professor on Tenure Track System in the research area of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences

Hiroshima University (HU) herewith makes an open international job offer and seeks to appoint
Professor with tenure; Associate Professor on Tenure Track System in the research area of
Biomedical and Health Sciences. This position is based on the ‘Policy for recruiting/cultivating
excellent faculty members’. The university introduced this policy to create a secure
environment in which junior-positioned faculty members can concentrate on their

The post above has been newly created at HU to enable a promotion of the applicant to the
position of Associate Professor with tenure or of Professor on the condition that he/she passes
the tenure-track review before the tenure-track period expires. Such a system assumes that
the recruited person will settle down in one place so that he/she can dedicate himself/herself to
research and education in accordance with his/her proposed research.

Therefore, when processing an application for recruitment, we evaluate not only each
applicant’s performance on research/education, but also the contents and the scope of his/her
research plan. Thus, we assess whether or not the applicant’s research plan is mid-to-long
term (i.e. about 10 years) in scope, exceeding the tenure-track period. At the time of the
review for the tenured promotion, we comprehensively evaluate the applicant’s achievements
during his/her term at HU and the future prospect of his/her research.

By providing startup support money and assigning a mentor to each newly-recruited faculty
member on tenure track, HU continues to develop an environment where such faculty
members can engage himself/herself in research activities independently. In case the recruited
member does not secure tenure, he/she is able to extend his/her term of employment for up to
one year as a specially appointed faculty member. The special appointment starts on the day
following the end date of the existing employment contract for the tenure-track position.
We are looking forward to welcoming those who are prepared to go along with the principles,
long-term vision and medium-term target of HU (,
and who are motivated and can play key roles by committing themselves to research and
education at HU.

Mitsuo Ochi, President of Hiroshima University


Announcement of Faculty Position
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan

August 8, 2019

Hiroshima University has been selected as one of the 13 Type A (top type) universities
under the fiscal 2014 program to support the creation of super global universities. Hiroshima
University aims to become one of the global top 100 universities by continuously producing
global talents and creating knowledge while promoting university reforms centering on the
twin pillars of educational and research capabilities.

Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University invites
applications for one (1) Professor, or Associate Professor position.

The Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University seeks
applicants for one Professor, or Associate Professor position to strengthen our functions with
regard to international dental education and research. The candidate is desired to have skills
and experience to work on education and research in the field of Periodontology.

In education, we seek a person who can instruct graduate and undergraduate students in
Periodontology and related subjects, while having sufficient knowledge to train students as
advanced dental professionals or researchers in the School of Dentistry (Program of Dentistry
and Program of Oral Health Science) and the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health
Sciences. Our School of Dentistry launched an International Dental Course in 2011 and is
implementing student education to improve global student competency. In the school the
teacher must conduct lectures as “Dual Linguistic Education” using English and Japanese.

In research, we seek a person who can conduct research on Periodontology. This person
shall be able to conduct research projects in cooperation with laboratories within and outside
Hiroshima University.

In a clinical aspect, we seek a person as Professor who can carry out clinical services and
instruct undergraduate students in the Hiroshima University Hospital (Periodontics department

We seek a person in the abovementioned fields who has enthusiasm for educational and
clinical activities and can achieve excellent research results. The person shall understand the
principles and visions of our schools, hospital and university and have belief in and passion for
our schools and university administration.

We would appreciate if you send this announcement to relevant audiences. Also, we would
be grateful if you could recommend someone who meets our requirements or encourage
competent candidates to apply for this position.

1. Affiliation (Appointment):
Academy of Hiroshima University (Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences)
2. Position and the Number of Opening: Professor, or Associate Professor, one (1)
(Depending on the result of the performance reviews of the applicant at the time of
employment, he/she may be decided on any of the following titles: Professor with tenure;
Associate Professor on Tenure Track System)
3. Date of Appointment: April 1, 2020
4. Terms of employment: Tenure-track position(s)
Period of employment: 7 years

Tenure-track faculty members will undergo a tenure review within six (6) months prior
to completion of the term of appointment, and those who have successfully passed the
review process will be granted tenure along with promotion either to professor or
associate professor.


Granting a candidate for tenure is subject to two reviewing process: an intermediate
and final review. If a candidate is not granted tenure in final review, he/she will be
dismissed from the university upon completion of the term of appointment.
If a candidate has taken a leave because of some life events such as delivering a baby,
child-raising and caregiving, he/she may extend the term of appointment up to certain
period according to the length of such leave.

* If you would like to know more about the standards for tenure review, please contact
the office shown below for any enquiries.

5. Field of Specialization: Periodontology
6. Teaching Responsibilities:
・Undergraduate level (general education courses): Introductory Seminar for First-Year
Students, etc.
・Undergraduate level (discipline specific courses): Periodontology, Basic Practice of
Periodontics, Lifestyle-related Dentistry/Geriatric Dentistry, Quality and Safety
Management in Dentistry, Oral Health Management, Examination and Diagnosis,
Seminar and Practice of Periodontal Medicine, Advanced Course in Applied Oral
Biology and Medicine, Clinical Practice, etc.
・Graduate level (master’s programs): Advanced Lecture on Periodontal Medicine, Research
on Periodontal Medicine, etc.
・Graduate level (doctoral programs): Advanced Seminar on Periodontal Medicine,
Advanced Research on Periodontal Medicine, etc.
* In addition to the courses listed above, he or she may be asked to teach other general
education courses and/or discipline specific courses in other departments and graduate

7. Application Requirements:
Applicants must satisfy all of the following requirements:
(1) Hold a doctorate or an equivalent degree by the time the appointment begins
(2) Have a Japanese dental license
(3) Be able to supervise doctoral students in preparation of doctoral dissertations
(4) Have experience in supervising graduate students in a master’s and/or doctoral program(s)
in preparation of thesis/dissertation
(5) Be able to teach classes and supervise students in English
8. Application Documents:
(1) Recommendation letter (Self-recommendation is allowed.) (Free format)
(2) Curriculum Vitae (Form 1)
(3) List of Achievements (Form 2)
(4) Summary of 10 Major Publications (Free format)
Write summaries of the 10 major publications in either Japanese (approximately
200-400 characters for each publication) or English (approximately 100-200 words for
each publication).
(5) Overview of Education / Research / Clinical Achievements and Future Development /
Aspiration (Free format)
Write about the following items in either Japanese (approximately 3,500 characters in

total) or English (approximately 1,750 words in total).

1) Your overview of education / research / clinical
2) Plans and aspirations for the future education / research / clinical
3) Your ideas or opinions for the future university reform
(6) Offprints of all publications (Copies are allowed.)
* All of the above documents must be written in English or Japanese. The application form
is available on the following web site.
9. Application Deadline:
All application documents must reach us by 5 p.m. on September 13, 2019 (Japan Time).

10. Address to Which to Send Application Documents:
All application documents should be sent by registered mail to:
Personnel Affairs, General Affairs Group, Kasumi Campus Management Support Office,
Hiroshima University
1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8553, JAPAN
* Write in red “Application (Periodontal Medicine)” on the envelope.
* Please submit CD-R with “Form1, Form2” saved in Excel format.
* Submitted application documents, etc. will not be returned.

11. Selection Procedures:
(1) Selection will be made based on all application documents submitted.
(2) Applicants passing the screening may be invited for a hearing as needed. The hearing will
accompany a trial lecture in English and Japanese for the Dual Linguistic Education
requirement in specialized subjects of School of Dentistry. When we have a hearing, we
will inform applicants of the details individually.
(3) Hiroshima University promotes a gender-equal society in accordance with the legislative
intent of the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society.

12. Employment status:
(1) If you are agreeable to the application of the Discretionary Labor System for Professional
Work, you are deemed to work for 7 hours and 45 minutes a day and 38 hours and 45
minutes a week. If not, working hours are from 8:30 to 17:00 (from Monday to Friday)
and break time is from 12:00 to 12:45.
(2) Workdays are from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) in principle.
(3) Holidays are Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays in principle.

13. Salary, etc.
(1) The monthly salary system or annual salary system will be applied to successful
* Currently, we are considering a new annual salary system, and if the new system is
introduced at date of adoption, it will apply.
(2) Successful candidates may be reimbursed for travel expenses incurred for the trip from
their home or former place of work to the new place of work to assume their post in
accordance with the relevant regulations of Hiroshima University. For more information,

please contact us.

14. Evaluation:
We conduct individual performance evaluations for all Hiroshima University faculty
members after their employment, numerically rate their performance, and salary and
benefits are commensurate with performance indicators.

15. Employer: Hiroshima University

16. Additional Remarks:
(1) Probationary employment period: six (6) months
(2) Personal information obtained from application documents will not be used or provided
to any third party for purposes other than the necessary procedures related to personnel
affairs, salary, and welfare.
(3) All the faculty members of Hiroshima University belong to the "Academy", which is the
single university-wide faculty organization, and each faculty as a member of the
Academy of the University is appointed to educational and/or research organizations
such as an individual undergraduate school, graduate school, research center and
(4) For each specialized field of faculty, Hiroshima University has defined Minimum standards
for hiring new faculty (“the minimum standards”). We use the minimum
standards for the initial screening process of the applicants, and only those who have
cleared the minimum standards will qualify as the candidates for the post
concerned. The minimum standards used for this international job offer can be viewed by
clicking the following URL link.
(5) HU provides employment information (research job, desk job and etc.).
If your spouse wishes to work for HU, please refer to the following URL link.
employment information:

17. Contact:
Professor Kozai Katsuyuki
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University
Tel: +81-82-257-5695
E-mail: kozai[at] (please replace “[at]” with “@”)

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