Professor Position in the Research Section of Mountain Hazards, DPRI, KU.

  • Deadline : 14 Jan. 2020
  • Job Openings

【English】Details of the Job Openings
Location: Research Division of Geohazards, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.


Job description and required qualifications: The appointed professor is required to conduct research on deep-seated and shallow landslides focusing on geology and sedimentary structures through both field surveys/observations and indoor analyses/experiments. He/she needs to study the mechanism of landslides using theoretical approaches and advance based on the actual phenomena that occur on-site. By incorporating the research fields such as geomorphology and geology, he/she is also expected to develop and deepen pioneering research on mountain hazards, including landslides, landform evolution, and rock weathering in collaboration with domestic and foreign researchers. He/she will also have educational responsibilities in the Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. He/she must hold a doctorate or equivalent degree and be proficient in Japanese.


Anticipated start date: April 1st,2020 or as soon as possible after April 1st,2020.


Probation period: 6 months


Working time: 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 January 14th, 2020 (JST) at the following address:

Selection Committee for Mountain Hazards Professor

Administrative Office, Uji Campus,

Kyoto University

Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN


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