The faculty of Engineering, Osaka University invites applications for the academic position of professor.

Position Title Professor
Number of Positions one
Specialized Field Biotechnology, especially in the field of Fermentation and Food Engineering focusing on industrial applications of the functions of microorganisms and other organisms
Qualifications [Essential]
Applicants must have:
  1. A doctoral degree or equivalent professional expertise and/or achievement in the above
  2. fields
  3. Excellent research achievements in the related fields
  4. Business level or above Japanese language proficiency
  5. Ability to promote international exchange in cooperation with the International Center for Biotechnology, Osaka University
Applicants with experience of supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate level
Starting Date January 1, 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Term of Employment No Fixed Term (Until the end of the fiscal year at 65 years of age)
Probationary Period 6 months
for Application
July 20, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)
Applications must be written in English or Japanese and include the following:
  1.  A Curriculum Vitae
    *Please use the university form for educational/research positions available at the following
  2. A list of research achievements (original papers, review papers, books, patents, presentations at international conferences)
  3. Reprints of major original papers (4 copies, photocopies acceptable)
  4. A list and an outline of awards and prizes
  5. An outline of research and education achievements (within two A4 pages)
  6. A research plan and educational aspirations (within two A4 pages)
  7. Name, affiliation, and contact information of two professional references who are willing to be contacted
  8. Copies of English proficiency certificate such as TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC scores, a description of periods of residency outside Japan that demonstrate your English ability, or English related job experiences

*Personal information in the application documents will only be used for the purpose of screening and hiring procedures, and will not be disclosed to any third party.
*Submitted application documents will not be returned.
Sending Address Please submit by e-mail:

*Write “Application for faculty position, Professor in Department of Biotechnology” in the subject line.
*Attach the application documents in PDF format (with full security countermeasures).

If any difficulty in submitting by e-mail, please submit by postal service:
Attention: Professor Toshiya Muranaka
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita-city, Osaka 565-0871 JAPAN

*Please write “ Application for faculty position Professor in Department of Biotechnology” on the front of the envelope in red ink.
*Applications should be sent by registered mail.
Inquiries Professor Toshiya Muranaka