Fracture and Reliability Research Institute welcomes highly qualified Ph. D and Ms. students from all over the world.



Tohoku University Faculty Position at Professor Level

Tohoku University Faculty Position at Professor Level
(Fracture and Reliability Research Institute, Graduate School of Engineering)

The Fracture and Reliability Research Institute invites applications for a tenured position at the Full Professor level. Special preference will be given to those applicants who have a strong background and interest in the areas of mechanical engineering such as strength and fracture of solids, reliability of engineering components and structure, and energy materials. Research field for the position includes development of experimental and numerical methods for evaluating a materials aging and a long term reliability of the materials and components in energy conversion systems, which may cover those research areas such as mechanisms of fatigue damage, mechanisms and modeling of environmentally assisted cracking, failure prediction methodology, and risk assessment of energy conversion systems, which may have applications to nuclear and thermal power generation, and new energy systems.

The Fracture and Reliability Research Institute belongs to the Division of Mechanical Engineering, Tohoku University. The Division of Mechanical Engineering consists of the four departments (Systems Design Engineering, Nanomechanics, Aerospace Engineering, and Bioengineering and Robotics; see and is currently composed of 28 professors and 28 associate professors, pursuing research and teaching in areas such as Intelligent Designing, Energy System Engineering, Material Mechanics, Nano-Technology, Simulation Science, Space Technology, Biomechanics, Robotics and other fields newly created by fusion of different fields. Responsibilities will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and directing research projects, which will lead to MS and Ph.D. theses.

The position is open to any candidate who fulfills the listed academic requirements, regardless of gender or nationality. The successful applicant, of Japanese or non-Japanese nationality, will become a Japanese National University employee and will be paid accordingly. The applicants must hold an earned doctoral degree (doctorate).

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; all applications received by 31st October 2007 will be considered, but extendable until the position is filled. The position is available as early as 1st July, 2008.
The applicants should submit the following application materials:

  1. Resume (with facial portrait)
  2. Statement of teaching and research interests, and research plan for the next three years with its international superiority if achieved
  3. Lists of publications, academic achievements and social activities ((a) refereed journal papers and conference proceedings (full text peer-reviewed); (b) reference papers (non-refereed papers other than the above-mentioned); (c) books; (d) patents; (e) awards and honors; (f) research grants and contracts; (g) other academic and professional activities (conference organized etc.)
  4. Copies of five principal publications and their brief description
  5. Three references (names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses)

Mailing address:
Prof. Toshiyuki Hashida
Director, Fracture and Reliability Research Institute,
Graduate School of Engineering,
Tohoku University
6-6-11-709 Aza-Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku,
Sendai, 980-8579 Japan
Tel: +81-22-795-7523
Fax: +81-22-795-4311