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

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 Cardiovascular Medicine. 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 research/education.


The post above has been newly created at HU to enable the 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 terms 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
(https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/about), 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


Date: August 1, 2019


Hiroshima University is working on forming and developing a Center of Excellence with
the aim of being a world-class comprehensive research university ranked among the world’s
top 100 universities creating new forms of knowledge. We have also been selected by MEXT
for “the Top Global University Project” and “the Program for Promoting the Enhancement of
Research Universities”.


The Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University seeks
applications for a faculty member (Professor or Associate Professor) in the research area of
Cardiovascular Medicine.


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. Period 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: Cardiovascular Medicine


6. Teaching responsibilities
Undergraduate programs (Liberal arts and Specialized education courses):
Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students, clinical clerkship, Systemic Disease
Control, Internal Medicine, etc.
Graduate programs (doctoral programs):
Advanced Seminar on Cardiovascular Medicine, Advanced Research on
Cardiovascular Medicine, etc.
* Besides the above subjects, the applicant may be requested to take charge of MD-PhD
course, liberal arts education subjects and specialized education subjects of other
schools or graduate schools.


7. Application Requirements
Applicants must satisfy all of the following qualifications.
(1) Holding a Japanese medical license
(2) Holding a doctoral degree (or equivalent degree)
(3) Being able to supervise doctoral students in thesis preparation and research
(4) Being able to teach classes and supervise students in English
(5) Holding a Board Certified Trainer of the Japanese Circulation Society


8. Application Documents
(1) Recommendation Letter (Free Format)
(2) Curriculum vitae (Form 1)
(3) List of achievements (Form 2)
(4) Summary of 10 Major Publications (Free format)
Write each summary of the above 10 major publications in either Japanese
(200-400 characters), or English (100-200 words).
(5) Overview and aspirations for research (Free format)
Write past achievements and future perspectives of your research plan envisages a
mid-to-long term (i.e. about 10 years) in scope in either Japanese (1200 and 800
characters), or English (600 and 400 words).
(6) Overview and aspirations for education (Free format)
Write past achievements and future perspectives of your educational activities in
either Japanese (1200 and 800 characters), or English (600 and 400 words).
(7) Overview and aspirations for clinical practice (Free format)
Write past achievements and future perspectives of your clinical practice in either
Japanese (1200 and 800 characters), or English (600 and 400 words).
(8) Two copies of each 10 major publications or presentations
(Reprints, photocopies, books, etc.)
* All of the above documents must be written in English or Japanese.
* The application form is available on the following web site.
https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/employment/kyoinkobo/bhs


9. Application Deadline
All application documents must reach us by 5 p.m. on September 2, 2019 (Japan
Standard Time).


10. Postal Address for Application Submission
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 (Cardiovascular Medicine)” on the envelope.
* Please submit CD-R with “Form1, Form2” saved in Excel format.
* Submitted application documents will not be returned.


11. Selection Procedure
(1) The screening will be based on application documents
(2) Applicants screened by submitted documents may be invited for an interview as
needed. As a general rule, we will conduct simulated lessons in English. If we hold the
interview, we will inform them of the details.
(3) Hiroshima University promotes the gender-equality. In accordance with the spirit of
the Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society, our university will recruit a female applicant
rather than a male applicant when their achievements (including research
achievements, academic achievements, societal contributions, etc.) and characters
are considered as equivalent.


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
candidates.
*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 performance evaluations for all faculty members after their employment.
The scored result will be reflected in their treatment.


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 parties 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 Hiroshima University is appointed to educational and/or research
organizations such as an individual undergraduate school, graduate school, research
center and institute.
(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.
https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/employment/kyoinkobo/bhs
(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: https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/employment/


17. Contact information
Personnel Affairs, General Affairs Group, Kasumi Campus Management Support Office,
Hiroshima University
1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8553, Japan
E-mail: kasumi-jinji[at]office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (replace the “[at]” with “@”)


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