Assistant Professor Position in the Research Section of Global Water Dynamics, DPRI-KU

  • Deadline : 14 Jan. 2022
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【English】Details of the Job Openings


The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for an Assistant 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 assistant professor is required to conduct novel and potential research on the planning and control of water resources systems, water-related disaster risk management and human behavior in water-related disasters, based on his/her research achievements in the fields of rainfall/runoff/groundwater analysis, runoff prediction, water disaster risk management, and/or social systems related to water cycle. The candidate will have responsibilities for education in the Department of Urban Management, 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 17:00 JST, January 14th, 2022 at the following address:
Selection Committee for Global Water Dynamics 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.
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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.