Assistant Professor Position in RIIS (due Mar. 31, 2017)


Assistant Professor Position in Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science (RIIS) at Okayama University, Japan

One assistant professor is available in the Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Science (RIIS) at Okayama University. This Institute has recently been established at Okayama University to foster research in the areas of mathematical science, neutrino physics, solid state physics, materials science and chemistry, photosynthesis, and structural biology. RIIS is currently seeking a theoretical physicist (M/F) who can contribute to the research project ‘Quantum Physics for Superconductors’, in particular to an investigation of structure, magnetism and superconductivity in iron chalcogenide superconductors supervised by Prof. Harald O. Jeschke. Scientists applying for this position must be highly motivated and qualified.

The position is full time and the initial term is two years; however, depending on research outcomes, the possibility exists for extension until January 2022. Citizens both of Japan and of other countries are welcome to apply. The position is available immediately. Once a decision has been made, this offer will be closed.

Further information about the position is available by email from Prof. Harald O. Jeschke ( Applicants can access information from the web page and the RIIS website:

Supporting documents (in English only) required for application:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) (with contact address and e-mail address)
  • List of publications and grants
  • Statement of research interest and achievements (1-2 pages)
  • Vision/plans for future research (1-2 pages)
  • At least two references

All documents should be submitted by 31 March 2017, through the following website: After your submission, please send Mr. Yasushi Katsube of the RIIS staff ( an email informing him that you have applied for a position and submitted the relevant documents.