Associate Professor Position in the Research Section of Coastal Disasters, DPRI-KU

  • Deadline : 14 Jan. 2020
  • Job Openings

【English】Details of the Job Openings

Location: Research Division of Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Disasters, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.


Job description and required qualification: The appointed associate professor is expected to develop numerical models of storm surges and ocean surface waves, modeling of air-sea interactions, impact assessment of climate change on coastal hazards, collaborating with Japanese and international scientists. He/she is also expected to take part in the studies on impact assessment and 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 Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, 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


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 Coastal Disaster Associate Professor

Administrative Office, Uji Campus,

Kyoto University

Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN


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