Professor Position in the Research Section of River Disaster Prevention Systems, DPRI-KU

  • Deadline : 15 Feb. 2021
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Professor Position in the Research Section of River Disaster Prevention Systems,
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent Professor position.
Location: Ujigawa Open Laboratory, Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disasters, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Shimomisu-higashinokuchi, Yokooji, Fushimi-ku Kyoto 612-8235, Japan
Job description and required qualifications:
The appointed professor conducts experiments, observations, and numerical analysis of phenomena such as flooding, river bank breach, riverbed variation, sediment production, runoff in river basins, and is required to conduct research on the prevention and mitigation of flood disasters and sediment disasters, taking account of the phenomena and their interactions. The candidate is also expected to play a key role in the management of the Ujigawa Open Laboratory and promote joint research using its facilities. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be proficient in Japanese. In addition, the candidate will have responsibility for education in the Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University.
Anticipated start date: June 1st, 2021 or as soon as possible after June 1st, 2021
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 including the list of research funding (up to four pages in A4 size)
(5) Statement of research plans and of management plan of Ujigawa Open Laboratory (up to two pages in A4 size, 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 February 15h, 2021 (JST) at the following address:
Selection Committee for River Disaster Prevention Systems Research Section Professor
Administrative Office, Uji Campus, Kyoto University
Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN
Applicants must send the package by registered 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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