Job opportunity: Assistant professor in the field of Life and Environmental Sciences, Shimoda Marine Research Center, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Outline: The Shimoda Marine Research Center at the University of Tsukuba (Japan) is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the field of climate change and marine ecology/biology. Successful candidates will be required to perform fieldwork using a natural CO2 seep as well as utilise aquarium-based experiments in order to investigate the impacts of ocean acidification under close collaboration with mentors in the Shimoda Marine Research Center. This project is also in collaboration with Prof. Jason Hall-Spencer at the University of Plymouth, UK, and so the candidate will be expected to work closely with Prof. Hall-Spencer including annual visits to the UK.

This position is part of the University of Tsukuba – International Education and Research Laboratory programme – which is aimed at promoting the internationalisation of the University of Tsukuba. For this purpose, selected candidates will be required to be non-Japanese Citizens. In order to be successful within the project we additionally expect the candidate to have previous marine fieldwork experience, preferably using SCUBA, be fluent in English, and have an excellent peer-reviewed publication record.

Job Description:
1. Conduct research in the field of ocean acidification and marine climate change
2. Teach undergraduate (College of Biological Sciences) and graduate students (Master’s/ Doctoral Program in Biological Sciences)
3. Program management duties in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and the Shimoda Marine Research Center

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