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Recruitment for Lecturer Position
(Physical Sciences)

May 2023
Tokai University
Office of the Chancellor (Research Promotion)

Tokai University is a private university founded in 1946 with 23faculties on 5 campuses. The Department of Physics is located in Hiratsuka-city, Kanagawa Prefecture, on the largest Shonan-campus of the university. The department has 360undergraduate and graduate students and 13professors/lectures. The member's research areas include nuclear fusion, cosmic-ray experiment, astrophysics. The laboratories conduct original development research using on-campus laboratory equipment or collaborative research with companies, national and international research institutions.

The researcher to be recruited will be tenured at the Research Institute of Science and Technology, Tokai University, or Global Research Institute of Nuclear Energy, Tokai University, considering the department of Physics, School of Science.

Beginning with specially appointed instructors, those who are hired are subject to an annual evaluation of the previous year's activities. If you are deemed eligible in the final examination of the fifth year, you will be full-time from April 2028.

You are requested to submit application forms (Format #1,#2Attached Format) to Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(JSPS) through the website (https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-le/koubo_kenkyu.html) between 2023/05/12 to 2023/06/15and also end them to Tokai University by June 15, 2023.

The candidate will be screened and employed based on the procedure of “the Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)” by MEXT. (http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/jinzai/takuetsu/)

Available Position / Number of Position

Contract Lecturer(Junior Associate Professor) / One Person

Assigned Post

After November 1, 2023

Research Fields

Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Plasma physics including nuclear fusion, plasma astrophysics, and planetary science.


plasma astrophysics, planetary science, nuclear fusion


  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

Employment Status(Job Type)

Full-Time (non-tenured) Tenure Tracking Employment

Period of Tenure-Track

Latter half of the FY 2023 – March 31, 2028
Beginning with specially appointed instructors, those who are hired are subject to an annual evaluation of the previous year's activities. If you are deemed eligible in the final examination of the fifth year, you will be full-time from April 2028.

Work Address

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

Work Location

Kanagawa Prefecture


  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: 2023/05/12-2023/06/15
  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 are search 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), Laboratories space(Provided appr. 64m2) and Seminar Facilities.
  2. Supports: Offered by Mentor staff (full-time teaching staff ) or administrators.

Application Period

The day post opened to June 15, 2023
* The application period for “Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)” is from 2023/05/12 to 2023/06/15.

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 (scheduled from late June to July, 2023)
  4. Interviews and presentations(scheduled for July to August, 2023)
    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 15, 2023

Submission & Inquiries

All documents must be submitted via e-mail to the TOKAI UNIVERSITY, Office of the Chancellor (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.

Excellent Young Research

This is a post of the “Leading Initiative for Excellent Young Researchers (LEADER)” program of MEXT, Japan.
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.