Professor Position in the Climate Environment Laboratory, DPRI-KU

  • Deadline : 16 Dec. 2019
  • Job Openings






Climate Environment Laboratory, Disaster Prevention Research Institute,

Kyoto University,

Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.


Job description and required qualification:

Modulation of atmospheric general circulation causes anomalous synoptic weather which brings about meteorological disaster. The appointed professor is expected to lead analytical and numerical researches on the mechanisms and predictability of long-lasting anomalous weather, collaborating with Japanese and foreign scientists and related agencies. The professor is also expected to take part in the studies on adaptation to Global-warming which is intensively being led by the institute, especially in regard to abnormal weather and meteorological hazards. He/she will have educational responsibilities in the Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. He/she should have a Ph.D. or its equivalent and be proficient in Japanese.


Anticipated start date:

As soon as possible after the selection.


Probation period:

6 months


Business hours:

Discretionary labor system (standard working hours: 7 hours 45 minutes per day, 38 hours 45 minutes per week)


Days off:

Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, University Foundation Day, and summer vacation.


Salary and Allowance:

To be determined in accordance with Kyoto University regulations.


Social 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 materials:

(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 December. 16th, 2019 (JST) at the following address:

Selection Committee for Climate Environment Professor

Administrative Office, Uji Campus, Kyoto University

Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN


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