Professor Position in the Research Section of Severe Storm and Atmospheric Environment, DPRI-KU

  • Deadline : 18 Jan. 2021
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Professor Position in the Research Section of Severe Storm and Atmospheric Environment, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent Professor position.
Location: Research Division of Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Disasters, 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 formation and development mechanisms and occurrence characteristics of the severe weather phenomena, such as tropical cyclones and heavy precipitation, and on turbulence and mass transport over complex terrain at urban scales. The candidate is also expected to take part in the studies on impact assessment of global warming, which is intensively being led by DPRI, especially regarding abnormal/severe weather and meteorological hazards. In addition, the candidate has responsibilities for education in the Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be proficient in Japanese.
Anticipated start date: April 1st, 2021 or as soon as possible after April 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 (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 18th, 2021 (JST) at the following address:
Selection Committee for Severe Storm and Atmospheric Environment 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.
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.