Recruitment of Associate Professor, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

Based on the ‘Kyushu University Reform Plan for Activation Program’, we are currently looking for a new faculty member at the Department of Environmental Design, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University. The relevant details are stated below.

1. Name of Position Offered: Associate Professor (Landscape Design)

2. Institution: Kyushu University(URL

3. Faculty: Department of Environmental Design, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University ( URL )

4. Number of Positions: Associate Professor, one person

5. Teaching Subjects scheduled to be in charge:
The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following subjects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in English or Japanese.
– Theory of Landscape Design, Environmental Design Project F, Graduation Research 1, 2, etc. (Includes sharing),
– Advanced Theory of Landscape Design, Landscape Design Project,

After a successful assessment of becoming a permanent staff member, the successful candidate will be appointed to the designated undergraduate and graduate schools. Permanent staff are responsible for wider curriculum teaching, and administration and management of the faculty.

6. Location: Kyushu University, Ohashi Campus, 4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka, 815-8540, JAPAN (Ohashi Campus is the main location, and there are activities at other campuses, including teaching at Ito campus)

7. Employment Period: The employment period is until March 2028.
– Tenure track review is carried out in the employment period.
– Position becomes permanent should the tenure review be successful.

8. Special Support:
For the purpose of Activation Program support, the following subsidies are available (tentatively):
– Employment of academic researchers, research assistants, technical staff, and others
– Expenses for promoting research
– Amount of support in 2023: 2 million yen
– Amount of support in 2024: 1 million yen
– Expenses to improve the environment for research groups
– Amount of support in 2023: 1 million yen

9. Date of Appointment (starting date): July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter

10. Qualifications:
The applicant must have comprehensive understanding of and interest in the study of design, and fulfills the following conditions:
1) Must possess a doctoral degree or equivalent;
2) Must have outstanding achievements in landscape design;
3) Must have proven track record of research, planning, project implementation, related to bio-circular design;
4) Must possess a track record of peer-reviewed academic articles, books, works, etc., of which he/she is the first author;
5) Must have a track record of obtaining external funding, etc., of which you are a representative.
6)Ability to manage administration works at school of design, faculty of design, department of design and university-wide operation with collaborative attitude.

11. Compensation:
1) The annual salary is determined in accordance with the university’s pay scale based on experience and other metrics.
(Reference: Annual salaries by job category in 2022 )
Associate Professor, with an average age 49.0 years old:
Annual Allowance Average: 8,867,000 yen, maximum of 10,301,000 yen, and minimum 6,970,000 yen.
– The above amounts do not guarantee your minimum salary.
2) Working hours: Based on the discretionary labor system for professional work, it is regarded that working hours are 7 hours and 45 minutes, irrespective of how much time the successful candidate will actually spend on their work.
3) Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and from December 29th to January 3rd.
4) Insurance: Employment, industrial accident compensation, health and employees’ pension insurance.

12. Required Documentation (provide all documents either in English or Japanese):
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents. As for the templates, please download from the following URL:
(1) CV with a photograph. Please include your academic career (from high school graduation and onward), job experience, and academic associations including your duties and any committee work.
(2) List of academic achievements, including 1) original papers (separate refereed papers from non-refereed ones), 2) coauthored papers, 3) academic books, 4) conference presentations, 5) papers by students 6) products/creations, and 7) others you consider worthy.
(3) List of educational achievements, including abilities, qualifications regarding education.
(4) List of educational experience including lectures, projects, and teaching at other universities.
(5) Activities of academic societies, social activities and so on (Academic societies you belong to, titles
(6) List of government grants, joint research and private grants.
(7) List of international projects and networks, such as social contributions, international contributions towards design activities.
(8) One copy of each of your best academic papers (up to five).
(9) Two references (name, affiliation, and contact information).
(10) Summary of research (no template, approximately 750 words in A4 papers)
(11) Statement of purpose for this job with the reference of the planned “Kyushu University Reform Plan for Activation Program” **(approximately 1000 words)
**Outline of the plan can be downloaded from the following URL:

* If you have any materials other than these application documents, please send them together.
* Please convert any art or designs into photos or other formats suited for printable submission.
* As a general rule, application documents will not be returned.
* Personal information contained in application documents, materials, etc. will not be used for purposes other than this faculty selection.

13. Submission of Application Documents:
Applicants should send the application materials by registered e-mail to the following address:

Prof. Kenichi TANOUE
Faculty of Design, Kyushu University
4-9-1 Shiobaru, Minami-ku, Fukuoka, 815-8540, JAPAN

1) Please compile all the submitted documents in a folder, compress them with a password lock, and send them to the faculty member indicated below via e-mail. Please use ‘Application for Associate Professor of Kyushu University’ as the subject line when sending send your documents via email.
2) Preparing the application documents in PDF (A4-size page) is highly recommended, except in unavoidable circumstances.
3) If the compressed folder file is more than 5MB in size, please save it in an online storage where we can download it. Remember to attach in the email the URL for downloading the compressed file.
4) For the password to unlock the compressed file, kindly send it in a separate email to the faculty member indicated below.
5) If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within three days, please contact the faculty member indicated below.

14. Application Period: January 4, 2024 to march 1, 2024 (submission should arrive by 17:00 JST)

15. Evaluation Process:
Candidates will be chosen by document review.
* Interview will be conducted for those who pass the document review.
* Interview transportation costs are the responsibility of the applicant.

Additional Information:
1) Kyushu University is an equal opportunity employer and follows the principles of the Basic Act for the Disabled Persons (Act. No.84 of 1970, revised in 2004 and 2011), Basic Act for Gender Equal Society (Act. No.78 of 1999), Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 123 of 1960, revised in 2013), and the Act on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Act No. 65 of 2013).
2) If the ability and performance in education and research are considered to be equal, preference will be given to women or non-Japanese nationals in the selection process.
3) The system of employment of faculty members with accompanying spouse has been implemented at Kyushu University from July 2017. For further information, visit the following university website:
4) Salary and Benefits: Appointment level to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary and benefits are specified in the Kyushu University regulations. For further information, visit the following university website (in Japanese):
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