Associate Professor Position in the Sakurajima Volcano Research Center Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

  • Deadline : 16 Nov. 2018
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Associate Professor Position in the Sakurajima Volcano Research Center Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University


The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent Associate Professor position.

Location: Sakurajima Volcano Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Sakurajima-Yokoyama, Kagoshima, Kagoshima 891-1419, Japan.

Job description and required qualification: The appointed associate professor is expected to conduct research on behavior of deep fluid (magma) and long-term prediction of occurrence of volcanic eruptions including caldera forming eruptions, by investigating earthquakes of the crust and mantle in and around the active volcanoes of calderas. Also, relevant is research
related to crustal deformation and subsurface structure beneath Aira and Kikai calderas, where colossal eruptions occurred during the last thousands of years. The research will be done at Sakurajima Volcanological Observatory in Kagoshima city. He/she will also have educational responsibilities in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. He/she should have a Ph.D. or its equivalent and to be proficient in Japanese.


Starting date: As soon as possible after the selection.
Probation period: 6 months

Working conditions: Working hours: 38 hours 45 minutes per week under full-time employment in a discretionary working system. Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, University Foundation Day, and summer vacation.

Salary and benefits: To be determined in accordance with the existing employment regulations of Kyoto University.
Insurance: (1) National Public Service Mutual Aid Associations, (2) employee’s pension insurance, (3) unemployment insurance, and (4) worker’s accident insurance Applicants should prepare the following material:
(1) Curriculum vitae
(2) List of publications (divided clearly into refereed journal papers and others)
(3) Copies of five relevant papers
(4) Brief summary of research and related contributions (up to two A4 pages)
(5) Statement of research plans (up to two A4 pages, including figures)
(6) Recommendation letters or names and contact information of two references (include
addresses, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses)
The complete application package must arrive by the deadline of November 16 th, 2018 (JST) at the following address:
Selection Committee for Associate Professor, Sakurajima Volcano Research Center Administrative Office, Uji Campus, Kyoto University Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN
For inquiries, send e-mail to apply_staff ‘at’ (replace ‘at’ with @)
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Kyoto University is an equal opportunity employer.