[Comp-neuro] Faculty position at CHAIN: Assistant Professor or Lecturer

Hideaki Shimazaki shimazaki at chain.hokudai.ac.jp
Fri May 15 14:57:49 CEST 2020

Dear colleagues,

Our newly established Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and
Neuroscience (CHAIN) at Hokkaido University in Japan invites applications
for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Lecturer level. The
full description and details are attached below.

See also:

The deadline for applications is 8 June 2020 (JST).

All the best,

Hideaki Shimazaki, Ph.D

Position Open: Assistant Professor or Specially Appointed Lecturer, Center
for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience (CHAIN),
Hokkaido University

Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience (CHAIN),
Hokkaido University, in Hokkaido, Japan invites applications for a 3.5 year
research and teaching position with an anticipated start date of September
1st, 2020. The successful applicant will be appointed as a faculty member
at the rank of Specially Appointed Assistant Professor or Lecturer in
CHAIN. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are particularly
encouraged to apply.

CHAIN is a research and education center for interdisciplinary studies in
the humanities, social sciences, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence.
It aims to open up new directions of research into the nature of human
existence by fostering interaction and collaboration between humanities and
the social sciences, including philosophy, ethics, psychology (cognitive
and social), law, and economics, and the natural sciences, such as
neuroscience, AI, and cognitive science. In particular, it focuses on
connecting philosophical ideas with methods and insights of mathematical
and empirical sciences. A new interdisciplinary graduate program of CHAIN
starts in July 2020.


The ideal applicant will have an independent research project that will
strengthen and complement existing interdisciplinary research in CHAIN.
They are expected to demonstrate the following qualities and


   A PhD by the time of the appointment in one (or more) of the following
   area(s): philosophy, ethics, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience,
   AI, information science, or robotics.


   Outstanding publication records and/or demonstrable potential to publish
   in highly esteemed publication outlets.


   Strong motivation to fulfill research, teaching, and administrative
   duties as a faculty member in CHAIN.


   Enthusiasm and competence for delivering postgraduate and undergraduate
   courses on topics pertinent to CHAIN’s research and education goals.


   A demonstrated ability and strong interest to develop and engage in
   interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with existing members
   of the institution.

Application materials

Submit the following materials, compiled in a single ZIP file, via email at
jobs [at]chain.hokudai.ac.jp to complete your application:


   Curriculum Vitae*

   Summary of past research accomplishments (1-2 pages)

   Three most important publications relevant to this position.

   Brief statement of research and teaching interests (1-2 pages)

   Two references (Names and contact details)

Use common fonts such as Times New Roman in black and size 12 points.

Submit each publication in a separate PDF file. Compile all the rest (1, 2,
4, and 5) in a single PDF file. This makes four PDF files in total, which must
then be compiled in a single ZIP file.

Submission is due Monday, 8 June, 2020 (JST). The subject line of the email
must read “Application (Lecturer/Assistant Professor).” You will receive a
confirmation email shortly after making a submission. Please contact us
immediately if you did not receive one within 3 business days. Personal
information obtained through these materials will only be used within this
selection process.

*Applicants who have been employed by Hokkaido University after April 1,
2014 (in any position, including Part-time Lecturer, Teaching Assistant,
Teaching Fellow, Research Assistant and Short-term Support Assistant, etc.)
should provide full details of their employment history in the CV.

Appointment terms

This is a full-time research and teaching position with an anticipated
start date of September 1st, 2020. The salary will be paid under the
annual-salary scheme and the discretionary labor system. The annual salary
is determined in accordance with the internal regulations of Hokkaido
University. Upon employment, one will be enrolled in the Ministry of
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Mutual Aid Association,
Employees Pension, Workers’ Accident Compensation Insurance and Employment
Insurance. A one month probationary period applies. Questions about the
position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Shigeru
Taguchi (inquiry[at]chain.hokudai.ac.jp).

Further information

Website: www.chain.hokudai.ac.jp/?lang=en

Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience

Hokkaido University

Kita 12 Nishi 7, Kita-ku, Sapporo

Hokkaido 060-0812 Japan

Application submission:  jobs [at] chain.hokudai.ac.jp

Inquiries: : inquiry [at] chain.hokudai.ac.jp
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