June 7, 2024

The School of Computer Science and Engineering is inviting applications for tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks. (Artificial Intelligence, Edge AI, Computer Networks, Space Informatics, or Mathematics)

 The University of Aizu seeks outstanding and innovative candidates from academia and industry in Artificial Intelligence, Edge AI, Computer Networks, Space Informatics, or Mathematics. 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 one of the areas above. 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.
 The University values the diversity of gender, nationality, etc., and welcomes applications from people with diverse backgrounds, not only from academia but also from industry.

Preferred employment starting date:

 April 1, 2025, but this is negotiable.

Number and ranks of faculty to be hired:

 2, All ranks

Submission Package (in English):

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 sends 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. Other supporting materials (if any)

All documents should be submitted electronically via the following system.

Submission deadline:

 August 31, 2024


 Office for Planning and Promotion

 the University of Aizu

 Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima 965-8580, Japan

 E-mail: cse-position[at]u-aizu.ac.jp


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. Teaching experience in Artificial Intelligence, Edge AI, Computer Networks, Space Informatics, or Mathematics is particularly 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 the 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:

 We are searching for new faculty with research and teaching experience in Artificial Intelligence, Edge AI, Computer Networks, Space Informatics, or Mathematics. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to all academic aspects of the university, including teaching, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, serving on administrative and management committees, and conducting research.

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


 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 workday, the content of their teaching and research duties, the methods for carrying out those duties, and the allocation of time related to such duties.)

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

*Annual salary (*1, *2) and rank:

  • Full Professor(教授): approx. 6,500,000 - 9,000,000 yen
  • Senior Associate Professor(上級准教授): approx. 5,500,000 - 7,500,000 yen
  • Associate Professor(准教授): approx. 5,000,000 - 7,000,000 yen

(*1) Other allowances are paid in 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 a modern building
  • New-employee allowance for computer and research equipment
  • Well-equipped, high-tech classrooms
  • The annual budget for research, business travel, academic memberships, etc.
  • Consulting and other business activities permitted
  • Subsidy on the overseas moving costs to Aizuwakamatsu(according to regulations)

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)