March 14, 2022

The University of Aizu's School of Computer Science and Engineering is inviting applications for tenure-track faculty positions

 The University of Aizu is seeking outstanding and innovative persons in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) fields from academia and industry. The School of Computer Science and Engineering invites applications for faculty positions at our bilingual university.
 Faculty should be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and conduct research in the CSE area. Applicants should also have a strong interest in working with other faculty members and promoting University-Industry relations through cooperative research projects and other activities. Applicants with teaching experience are preferred. Experience in practical research applications is also highly desirable.

Employment starting date:

October 1, 2022 OR April 1, 2023, but this is negotiable.

The number of faculty to be hired:

Maximum 6

Submission Package:

Item Note
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae (Use the specified template)

Download Curriculum Vitae Template

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3. Copies of your three best published papers

Three current letters of recommendation with contact information (name, affiliation, e-mail, and phone number)

Please submit letters of recommendation in one of the following ways.

  • Applicant collects letters of recommendation (with recommender's signature or seal) into an electronic file, and send all the documents together.


  • Each recommender sends an electronic file directly to the application mail address below.
5. Copies of university diplomas
6. A list of possible courses to teach

*For the undergraduate courses, please refer to;

Syllabi of the Undergraduate School courses

*For the graduate school courses, please refer to;

Syllabi of the Graduate School courses

7. One category to which you would like to apply:[1]-[7] Refer to Research fields for recruiting
8. Other supporting materials (if any)

All documents should be submitted electronically to cse-position[at]

Submission deadline:

June 30, Thursday, 2022

Application address:

Prof. Kyoko OKUDAIRA

Office for Planning and Management

University of Aizu

Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580


E-mail: cse-position[at]

Qualifications for all fields:

  1. Ph.D. or equivalent in Computer Science and Engineering or a closely related area. Doctoral students close to graduation may apply, but the degree is required by the start of employment.
  2. Ability to lecture and provide research guidance at undergraduate and graduate levels. In particular, experience in software engineering and ability to teach software engineering-related subjects are appreciated, and we also welcome applications from scientists with strengths in computer engineering and computer science.
  3. Full fluency in English or Japanese is required. If fluent only in Japanese, then a working knowledge of English is desirable. Classes can be conducted either in English or in Japanese at the undergraduate level, but ability to teach in English is desirable. The language of instruction at the graduate level is English in principle.

Required expertise in research and education for different fields:

Please select one category that you would like to apply for from below [1]-[7]. We are searching for new faculty who have research and teaching experience in the topics given below. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to all academic aspects of the university, including teaching, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, serving on administrative and management committees, and conducting research.

[NOTE] Past applicants are also welcome. Please apply with your most recent application package.

Research fields for recruiting:

Category Field Expected positions
[1] Quantum Computing  Full Professor, Senior Associate Professor
[2] Security (Quantum Cryptography, System, Networks, etc.)  Full Professor, Senior Associate Professor

Optical and Wireless Communications

 Full Professor, Senior Associate Professor, Associate Professor


Internet Systems (Protocol, Blockchain, Distributed/Parallel system, etc.)

 Full Professor, Senior Associate Professor, Associate Professor


Software Engineering

 Full Professor, Senior Associate Professor, Associate Professor
[6] AI & Data Science (AI theory/applications, Big data analysis, Visualization, Mining, etc.)  Full Professor, Senior Associate Professor, Associate Professor

xR (Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), Extended Reality (XR), Metaverse Technology, etc.)

 Full Professor, Senior Associate Professor


Three-year tenure-track appointment followed by evaluation and tenure until the mandatory retirement age of 65 if qualified.

Duty hours: 7 h 45 min/day, 38 h 45 min/week. (*The UoA uses a discretionary working hour system for faculty members. As discretionary workers, faculty are in principle given discretion to the start and end of their work day, the content of their teaching and research duties, the methods for carrying out those duties, and allocation of time related to such duties.)

Salary and rank: Commensurate with qualifications and experience according to regulations.

  *Annual salary (*1, *2) and rank:

  • Professor: approx. 6,500,000 - 8,000,000 yen
  • Senior Associate Professor: approx. 5,500,000 - 7,500,000 yen
  • Associate Professor: approx. 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 yen

  (*1) Other allowances are paid addition to the base salary.

  (*2) Social security premiums, taxes, etc. will be deducted from the salary.

Holidays: Weekends, National holidays, and Year-end and New Year holidays (Dec. 29 to Jan. 3)


  • Insurance: Japan Mutual Aid Association of Public School Teachers
  • Pension and severance payment systems are in place
  • Subsidized furnished/unfurnished housing in faculty apartments (2.5 km from campus)
  • Very large, well-equipped private office (approx. 27 m2) in modern building
  • New-employee allowance for computer and research equipment
  • Well-equipped, high-tech classrooms
  • Annual budget for research, business travel, academic memberships, etc.
  • Consulting and other business activities permitted
  • Subsidy on overseas moving cost to Aizu-Wakamatsu

Selection process:

Primary selection: documentary evaluation

Candidates will be informed by e-mail after the primary selection

Secondary selection: job interview and presentation (Online presentations are possible depending on the situation)