Assistant Professor Position in the Field Research Section for Fluvial and Coastal Hazards, DPRI-KU

  • Deadline: : 07 Oct. 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: Shirahama Oceanographic Observatory, Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disasters, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Katada 2500-106, Shirahama-cho, Wakayama-Prefecture 649-2201 Japan. The appointed assistant professor works at the Shirahama Oceanographic Observatory.

Job description and required qualifications:
The appointed assistant professor is required to investigate the interaction between ocean wave and current, and the mechanism of wave shoaling employing the wave, current and water temperature data observed in the observation tower. The candidate also conducts the study on the long-term variation of sand spits and sediment movements in the river mouth using such observed data as the input condition. The daily observation work is another important task of the candidate. The monitoring of the Nankai Earthquake Tsunami and its applicability to the local disaster prevention planning become the fourth task. In terms of education, the candidate will have responsibility of 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 letter(s) 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, October 7th, 2022 at the following address:
 Selection Committee for Shirahama Oceanographic Observatory Assistant Professor
 Administrative Office,
 Disaster Prevention Research Institute
 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 the internet.
For inquiries, you can send an e-mail to apply_staff ‘at’ (replace ‘at’ with @)
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Additional notes
(1) 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.
(2) 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.
(3) Performance during maternity/childcare leave will be considered equivalent to performance before and after the leave period.
(4) 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.