Professor Position in the Research Section of Regional Water Environment Systems, DPRI-KU

  • Deadline : 10 Dec. 2021
  • Job Openings

【English】Details of the Job Openings


The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent Professor position.

Location: Water Resources Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.

Job description and required qualifications:
The appointed professor is required to conduct world-leading research on the integrated water resources management taking social and natural conditions into account. The research should be based on integrated modeling of rainfall-runoff, atmosphere-land surface and groundwater flow combined with production systems such as crop growth, management systems including reservoir operation and social elements such as population and industrial structures. The candidate is also expected to conduct new development leading projects regarding the impact of climate and social changes and adaptation measures, integrating observation, modelling, and regional research in fields where vulnerabilities are becoming apparent. The candidate will be in charge of education in the Department of Urban Management, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be proficient in Japanese.

Anticipated start date: The earliest possible day after April 1st, 2022

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 three 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 December 10th, 2021 by 5:00 pm (JST) at the following address:
Selection Committee for Regional Water Environment Systems 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 or through internet.

For inquiries, you can send e-mail to apply_staff ‘at’ (replace ‘at’ with @)
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The university will not return your application documents.
Personal information contained in the application documents will be used solely for the purpose of screening applicants, and never for any other purposes.
Kyoto University 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.