Recruitment of Professor/Associate Professor in the Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University

We invite applications for the position of Professor/Associate Professor for Aquatic Research Station, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere (FSC), Hokkaido University (HU) as follows.

Job title

Professor or Associate Professor

Department and Division (see Supplemental information 1)

Aquatic Research Station, FSC, HU
Division of Research and Education: Section of Aquatic Research
Graduate School: Course in Aquatic Biology, Division of Biosphere Science, Graduate School of
Environmental Science, HU
Undergraduate School: School of Fisheries Sciences, HU

Work place

Usujiri Fisheries Station (152, Usujiri, Hakodate, Hokkaido, 041-1613 Japan)

Qualifications and requirements

(1) PhD at the time of appointment
(2) Outstanding achievements and publications in the research field of aquatic biology, fisheries resource science, fisheries environmental science and marine ecology
(3) Ability in contributing to education for undergraduate students in General Education Courses and in School of Fisheries (lectures, laboratory work, seminars, exercises (including field training)), and for graduate students in Graduate School of Environmental Science: Teaching master’s and doctoral students in the Division of Biosphere Science, Course in Aquatic Biology (lectures, laboratory work, seminars, exercises, etc.) in HU
(4) Ability in contributing to education for students in other universities in Joint Usage / Education Center (see Supplemental information 2); management and education in the special marine field courses, and educational and research supports for undergraduate and graduate students of other universities with effective use of the facilities
(5) Ability to manage facilities and research field of Aquatic Research Station and field research facilities belonging to FSC. Establishment of education and research programs at the local facilities, and achievement of relationship with the local community through the social educations. In particular, those who can take responsibility for the management of field survey and rearing facility of Usujiri Fisheries Station, and for the implementation and operation of joint projects with related organizations, local
governments and private enterprises using the facility
(6) Ability to give lectures in the graduate and undergraduate courses both in Japanese and English languages. In particular, those who can actively participate in international programs implemented by our university.
6. Desired start date: April 1, 2024, or the earliest date after it.

Application deadline

January 19 (Friday), 2024 (JST)
*The deadline must be strictly observed.


Prof. Masahiro Nakaoka (nakaoka AT; replace AT with @)
Aquatic Research Station, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University



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