Associate Professor Position in Field Research Section for Fluvial and Coastal Hazards , Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disasters, DPRI-KU

  • Deadline : 06 Jan. 2021
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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:, Hodaka Sedimentation Observatory, Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disasters, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
436-13, Nakao, Okuhida-onsengo, Takayama, Gifu 506-1422, Japan


Job description and required qualifications:

The appointed associate professor is required to use the facilities of the Hodaka Sedimentation Observatory to observe sediment yields, sediment and rainfall runoff processes. Using the observation results, the candidate is expected to promote research on the mechanism and prediction of sediment disasters caused by heavy rainfalls, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. The candidate is also expected to promote research on monitoring technologies for sediment runoff in mountain areas, and the influences of sediment movement on the watershed environment. The candidate is also expected to cooperate with researchers both inside and outside of DPRI as a core person of the joint researches on Sabo Engineering (Erosion Control Engineering) in volcanic areas. In addition, the candidate will have responsibility for education in the Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. The candidate 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 January 6th, 2021 (JST) at the following address:

Selection Committee for Field Research Section for Fluvial and Coastal Hazards Associate Professor

Administrative Office in charge of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Uji Campus, Kyoto University

Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN

Applicants must submit the package by registered express mail or direct submission.  Applicants are not allowed to submit it by e-mail.


For inquiries, send e-mail to apply_staff ‘at’ (replace ‘at’ with @)

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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.

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