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

  • Deadline : 06 Jan. 2022
  • Job Openings

【English】Details of the Job Openings


The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for an Assistant 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 assistant professor is required to conduct experiments, observations, and numerical analysis of phenomena, such as flooding, riverbank erosions, river embankment failures, and riverbed variations. Based on them, the candidate is also expected to conduct novel and potential research on fluvial and sediment disaster prevention/mitigation, sediment and floodplain management in a river basin, and the strategy of ‘river basin disaster resilience and sustainability by all’. In addition, the candidate will have responsibilities 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 or be expected to obtain the degree. The candidate must be proficient in Japanese.


Anticipated start date: As soon as possible after the selection.


Term of employment: 6 years (contract is renewable once for an additional 4 years)


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)

(7) Applicants who have not obtained a Ph.D. degree at the time of applying for the position must submit the following material; Comments from supervisor regarding the possibility of the degree conferment (including the expected date of degree conferment)


The complete application package must arrive by the deadline of January 6th, 2022 by 5:00 pm (JST) at the following address:

Selection Committee for River Disaster Prevention Systems Research Section Assistant 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.