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Recruitment for Lecturer Position
(Mathematical Sciences)

May 2022
Tokai University
Be-One Office

Tokai University, established by founder, Dr. Shigeyoshi Matsumae in 1942, is a comprehensive university with 23 schools. Adapting the founder’s ideals, Tokai University has pursued innovation with harmonizing the sciences and the humanities.

The Department of Mathematics at the Faculty of Science and the Mathematics Course at the Graduate School of Science and Mathematical Sciences, where this recruitment is taking place, consists of a total of approximately 330 students and a total of 10 teaching staff, including five professors, three associate professors and two lecturers. These staffs specialize in algebraic geometry, representation theory, integrable systems, dynamical systems, ergodic theory, differential topology, knot theory and statistics. The majority of these members obtain Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) and keep high quality research activities. There is also a lot of international collaboration, with a total of 13 co-authored papers in the last five years, including by researchers from abroad.

Based on the above, we are looking for one researcher, regardless of nationality or gender, who has active exchange with overseas universities, promotes international joint research and can be at the cutting edge of the world, and who has no difficulty in simple conversation in Japanese.

The researcher to be recruited by The Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER) Project will be tenured at the Research Institute of Science and Technology, Tokai University, considering the Department of Mathematics, School of Science.Job type under this project is Lecturer, and it will be assigned the position after November 1, 2022 academic year.

The candidate will be screened and employed based on the procedure of “the Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)” by MEXT.

You are requested to submit application forms (Format #1, #2 Attached Format) to Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) through the website (https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-le/koubo_kenkyu.html) between 2022/05/27 to 2022/06/16 and also send them to Tokai University by June 16, 2022.


  1. Perform research activities based on the research application
  2. Publish research papers
  3. Make presentations at academic meetings, including international research meeting
  4. Obtaining scientific research grants (KAKENHI) and other external funding
  5. Teach undergraduate and/or graduate school students, including overseas students
  6. Other services requested by the Institute

Research Field

Mathematical Science

  1. Analysis, applied mathematics, and related fields
  2. Mathematical analysis-related

Work Address

Tokai University, Syonan Campus
4-1-1 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa 259-1292 Japan

Job type / Number of positions

Contract Lecturer / One Person

Assigned post

After November 1, 2022


dynamical systems, ergodic theory, integrable systems

Available Position

Contract Lecturer (Junior Associate Professor)

Employment status (Job type)

Full-Time (non-tenured) Tenure Tracking Employment

Period of Tenure-track

Latter half of the FY 2022 – March 31, 2027

A tenure track researcher will be evaluated in mid-term performance in the 3rd FY or will be judged at the strict review at the review annually to be full-time tenured position, Lecturer, at the affiliated institution in the 5th year upon your own request.

Those who satisfy the final screening with excellent works, may discuss a full-time position starting in April, 2027.

Work location

Kanagawa Prefecture

Work Address

Tokai University, Shimizu Campus
3-20-1 Orido, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka 424-8610 Japan


  1. The candidate who apply for ‘the Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER) by MEXT.
  2. The person who obtained our recommendation before a peer review for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER) by MEXT.
    Application period: 2022/05/12-2022/06/16
  3. This post requires “Advance notice” for negation among the parties.


Annual salary system


Enrolled in “Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan”

Research Support and Others

Up to 6,000,000 yen per annum as a research fund for two FY will be offered by the MEXT LEADER project. 2,000,000 yen as a research fund will be offered for the third FY, and it will be deducted 500,000 yen in every year from the amount of the fourth year.

  1. Office space: Provided appr. 36m2 and Seminar Facilities.
  2. Supports: Offered by Mentor staffs (full-time teaching staff) or administrators.

Application Period

The day post opened to June 16, 2022
* The application period for “Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)” is from 2022/05/12 to 2022/06/16.

Application Process

This recruitment is conducted by the Application Guidelines of “Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)” by MEXT

  1. The applicant is requested to submit application forms under the LEADER by MEXT to Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) through the website and also send them to Tokai University via e-mail.
  2. For the applicant in the list of the LEADER project selected by MEXT, who will apply for the tenure track program of Tokai University, we will conduct the university’s own screening for employment (i.e., document review and interview and presentation) and then, negotiation among the parties will take place.
  3. Application documents review (schedule in June, 2022)
  4. Interviews and presentations(schedule in July, 2022)
    1. Conduct in English. If the national language is English, the examination will be conducted in Japanese.
    2. Applicants who have obtained significant research funding for their research activities, ongoing or who are currently applying or are planning to apply, should make references to those research plans for the presentations.
    3. Each candidate will be informed of further details of interviews and presentations at a later date.
    4. Expenses for applicants stay, travel to Tokai University etc., must be paid by applicants themselves.

Application Documents

  1. Application Forms (format#1, #2): Forms submitted to MEXT. The formats can be downloaded from LEADER Project, by MEXT.
  2. If the applicant has performed research under project-based research fund or will propose a research project, a copy of the research plan must be submitted. (Duplicate copy or PDF format is also allowed.)
  3. Copies of three main papers.
  4. Additional documents may be requested during the selection process if necessary.
The documents submitted shall not be returned. Please contact Tokai University, if you cannot send attachments by e-mail.

Application deadline

June 16, 2022


All documents must be submitted via e-mail to the TOKAI UNIVERSITY, Be-One Office(Research Promotion)by due date.

Email address: iist-office@tsc.u-tokai.ac.jp
Title of Email: Excellent Young Researchers
* Please provide “Excellent Young Researchers” in the subject line when sending application documents via email.


Should you have any questions, please e-mail Tokai University, Be-One Office(Research Promotion).
E-mail: iist-office@tsc.u-tokai.ac.jp


Tokai University, Be-One Office(Research Promotion)
4-1-1 Kitakaname, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa 259-1292 JAPAN
Phone: +81-463-58-1211
E-mail: iist-office@tsc.u-tokai.ac.jp

Excellent Young Researchers

This is a post of the “Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)” program of MEXT, Japan (Post No. 21A0000).
The Excellent young researcher candidates or applicants should follow the application method described above.
※Reference: The post list of LEADER program(https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-le/post_list.html


These open recruitments the first conditions are that the applicant be adopted by the LEADER project by MEXT.
If the negotiations between the parties are completed to Tokai University but not adopted by LEADER project by MEXT, it will be rejected.