Associate Professor Position in the Research Section of Social Systems for Disaster Risk Governance, DPRI-KU.

  • Deadline : 13 Jul. 2020
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【English】Details of the Job Openings


The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent Associate Professor position.
Location: Research Division of Disaster Management for Safe and Secure Society, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.

Job description and required qualifications:
The appointed associate professor is required to conduct research on the interaction between socio-economic systems and disaster processes, disaster risk communication, and methodology for designing and evaluating integrated disaster risk management policies. In particular, he/she is expected to conduct disaster risk research focusing on human and economic systems behavior before, during and after a disaster. He/she is also expected to explore implementation science for effective public policies that respond to social changes such as climate change and population decline. In addition, he/she will be in charge of education in the Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. He/she must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree 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, Statutory holidays under the Act on National Holidays, Year-end and New Year’s holidays, Anniversary of Foundation of the University, and summer holidays.

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 July 13th, 2020 (JST) at the following address:
Selection Committee for Social Systems for Disaster Risk Governance Associate Professor
Administrative Office, Uji Campus,
Kyoto University
Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN

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The Disaster Prevention Research Institute is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications regardless of gender or disability.
The university is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
The university prohibits smoking in all campus buildings except in designated outside smoking areas for the purpose of preventing the adverse health effects of second-hand smoke.