[Job announcement]
Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering
University of Tsukuba, Japan
Ref: CYB01/F0709


Fixed-term Assistant/Associate Professor in Cybernics (3 posts)

Applications are invited for three (3) fixed-term Assistant /Associate Professor positions in the area of Cybernics: fusion of human, machine and information systems, or relevant subjects.

Research Area

Cybernics is a new domain of interdisciplinary academic field of human-assistive technology to enhance, strengthen, and support human's cognitive and physical functions, which challenges to integrate and harmonize humans and robots (RT: robotics technology) with the basis of information technology (IT). The three primary research areas are:

(i) Cybernoid: robot suits, cybernic limb and hand, implanted cybernic system, subjective cognition computing, virtual human-body kernel.

(ii) Next-generation interface: brain-computer interface, somato-sensory media, humanoid, medical interface, ubiquitous sensing interface, intelligent robots.

(iii) Management technology for next-generation advanced systems: network security, new-generation risk management, human factor, ethical, sociological, and conceptual readiness.

Our primary focus is conducting research and pursuing education at the PhD level in the area of Cybernics. Responsibility also includes administrative tasks related to the program.

Post duration and Further Particulars

The post is funded for five years, and these positions will be available immediately. The Cybernics project (Program leader, Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai) is supported by the grant-in-aid science research under the Global COE program, and also is a part of a new strategic initiative in the University of Tsukuba. For more details on research areas, see the program website,

Candidates are expected to have earned a Ph.D. degree in a relevant subject area and to have demonstrated achievement in their fields. Candidates recently graduated Ph.D., or expected to obtain their PhD degrees before the appointment begins are also encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications, 5 reprints or preprints of relevant papers, an outline of future research plans and possible contribution to this project (about A4 2-pages), and the names and addresses of at least two referees. Applicants are requested, if possible, to list publications under the following main headings: Authored or Edited books, Refereed Journal papers, Review articles, Refereed conference proceedings, Non-refereed conference proceedings, Patents, Awards, External funding and grants, Others.

The closing date for applications is 18 November 2007. Applications received after this date will not be considered. You should include the Ref. number and Job Title you are applying for in the header of your e-mail, or standard mail envelope. Note that if applying for both posts (Assistant and Associate Professor), please submit one application form for each post.

Please return your application either by email, preferably in PDF format, to, or by post to Prof. Takehisa Onisawa, Dept. of Intelligent Interaction Technologies, University of Tsukuba, Tennodai, Tsukuba, 305-0573, Japan.

The University and the City

Tsukuba is a university and science city, located about 60 kilometers, about 1 hour by car, northeast of central Tokyo. Over 50 national and independently administered research organizations are concentrated in the Tsukuba Science City district, which is centered on the university.


For informal inquiries please contact the Chair of the Department, Professor Takehisa Onisawa on email

Application deadline: 18 November, 2007