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 投稿日時: 2018-10-12 16:56:43 (176 ヒット)

Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University invites applications for the academic position of professor.


Group of Terrestrial Ecology, Section of Environmental Biology, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science

Job Title:



Number of vacancies: 1


Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following areas.

Research field: Plant Ecology

Teaching duties: Developing education programs and conducting classes in the Course in the Biodiversity Science, Biosphere Science Division, Graduate School of Environmental Science


Minimum qualifications and requirements:

The applicant must have a doctoral degree and excellent achievements in the related research fields.

Starting Date:

As early as possible after acceptance is notified (negotiable)


Probationary Period: 3 months


Salary and allowances:

Compensation based on the employment regulations of Hokkaido University


Working Hours:

Discretionary working system in the type of professional work.

The successful candidate will be deemed to have worked for 7 hours 45 minutes per working day.


Social Insurance:

Employees' Pension Insurance (Kousei Nenkin)

MEXT Mutual Aid Association Health Insurance

Employment Insurance

Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance


Required Application Documents:

<Submit the following a - g in hard copy in A4 format>

a. Full curriculum vitae (incl. ResearcherID)

b. List of research accomplishments. Research papers should be categorized into peer-reviewed original papers and other papers

c. List of external research funds awarded to the applicant

d. Offprints or photocopies of principal academic publications, up to 5 titles

e. A summary of the track record of the applicant's research activities (up to 800 words) as well as education activities including social contribution activities (up to 500 words)

f. Future aspirations in research careers (up to 800 words) and those with education activities (up to 500 words)

g. Two names of referees with contact details (affiliation and email address)

<Also submit>

A storage medium (CD, DVD or USB flash drive) with PDF files of the above a – g saved. Create a PDF file for each document.


To Apply:

Submit all documents described in the above "Required Application Documents" by post* to

 Hitoshi Suzuki

 Professor and Head of Environmental Biology Division

 Faculty of Environmental Earth Science

 Hokkaido University

 Kita 10 Nishi 5, Kita-Ku, Sapporo 060-0810, JAPAN

 Phone/Fax +81 11 706 2279

*Please mark "CV Enclosed - professor" in red on the envelope.

*Applying from within Japan - send application by recorded delivery or Letter Pack Plus

*Applying from overseas – send application by international registered mail e.g. EMS.


Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant. All documents will be responsibly shredded and all data destroyed by our staff following a screening meeting.

Please make a preliminary contact with Prof. Suzuki at if you are applying for the job by email.


Closing Date for Application:

Friday, January 11, 2019 (Japan Standard Time. Closing date must be strictly observed.)



All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Suzuki at



- Beside the above job description, the successful candidate is also expected to teach undergraduate students.

- Shortlisted applicants will be notified of the interview date before the end of March 2019. We do not answer inquiries regarding application status.


For further information of our organization, please visit (English)


 投稿日時: 2018-09-28 17:16:03 (463 ヒット)

There was an error in examination papers on specialized subjects of Atmosphere-Ocean and Climate Dynamics Course (Division of Earth System Science) at the entrance examination held on Thursday, August 23th, 2018. We apologize to everyone who took the examination and will further strengthen the checking system of exam questions to prevent recurrence. Please view the following PDF for details.
An Error in examination papers

 投稿日時: 2018-09-25 16:12:49 (184 ヒット)
EES Seminar

Date and Time: Friday, 28 September 2018, 14:00–14:50

Venue: Room C202

Title: Quality Requirements for Acquiring Optical Data to Support Calibration, Validation, and Research (CVR) Exercises

Speaker: Dr. Stanford. B. Hooker (NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center)

Chair: Koji Suzuki

Abstract: Above- and in-water observations of the apparent optical properties (AOPs) of water masses are collected to support vicarious calibration, algorithm validation, and basic research -- hereafter, calibration, validation, and research (CVR) -- exercises for remote sensing missions. Although it is perhaps appealing to imagine these activities can be considered distinct and separate, especially from a legacy perspective (e.g., SeaWiFS and OCTS), there are two significant reasons why CVR activities require the same quality metrics during data acquisition for next-generation missions (e.g., PACE and SGLI): a) the underlying NASA Ocean Optics Protocols are essentially the same and are expected to be strictly adhered to; and b) the data is submitted to databases (e.g., SeaBASS) that do not make a distinction as to the original objectives for acquiring the data. Consequently, all optical data are ultimately applied to all three activities and noncompliance to the quality requirements degrades the capabilities of all future users of the data within the global community of practice. This presentation provides the quantitative lessons established by the author who has personally made more than 13,000 above- and in-water discrete optical measurements in the world ocean, and who has designed and co-developed state-of-the-art instruments, as well as data acquisition and processing software.

 投稿日時: 2018-09-12 15:08:41 (348 ヒット)
Homecoming Day 2018 will be held on Friday, September 28th at the Graduate School of Environmental Science. Please check the event schedule below and join us!

Friday, September 28th
◆Courses and laboratories panel exhibition
[2:00pm – 5:00pm] GSES Entrance Hall

◆Lectures by OBs & OGs – telling us their graduate school days, job-hunting episodes, and current job stories.
[3:00pm – 4:50pm] GSES Room D201 (No registration needed)
3:00pm – 3:30pm Matsuno Environmental Science Award Ceremony
3:30pm – 3:50pm Koki Sugihara M. S., 1999,
Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region, Public Works Research Institute
3:50pm – 4:10pm Hidehisa Taniuchi M. S., 2014,
Konami Business Expert Co., Ltd.
4:10pm – 4:30pm Ayaka Okamoto M. S., 2014, 
Meiji Consultants Co., Ltd.
4:30pm – 4:50pm Akio Ueno Ph. D., 2006,
Horonobe Research Institute for the Subsurface Environment, Northern Advancement Center for Science & Technology

◆ Reunion Party (Registration required)
[6:00pm – 8:00pm] Hokkaido University Co-op Chuo/Central Cafeteria 2nd floor
Fee: Students \1,000 / Non-students \5,000

Registrations are required for joining the party by September 20th at .
*If you need help for registration in English or to cancel your registration, please send an email to, Environmental Science Alumni Association Office.

Hokkaido University’s Homecoming Day is scheduled on Saturday, September 29th. Please visit for more details. (Japanese website only)


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