Assistant Professor Position in the Research Section of Geofluids, DPRI-KU (This position is only open to female applicants.)

  • Deadline : 08 Sep. 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: Sakurajima Volcano Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan. (Uji Campus)
Job description and required qualifications:
The appointed assistant professor is required to conduct research to elucidate the distribution and dynamics of fluids from subducting plates to just below volcanoes by using geophysical methods, to conduct research on the interaction between volcanic activity and surrounding tectonics, and research on the prediction of volcanic eruptions. The candidate is also expected to contribute to joint observations and cooperative projects on the above mentioned themes in collaboration with researchers in Japan and overseas. As part of Kyoto University promotion of gender equality, this position is only open to female applicants. In addition, the candidate will have responsibility 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: 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)
The complete application package must arrive by the deadline of 17:00 JST, September 8th, 2022, at the following address:
Selection Committee for Geofluids 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 by e-mail or through internet.
For inquiries, you can send e-mail to apply_staff ‘at’ (replace ‘at’ with @)
For more information about DPRI, see
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.As part of the university’s efforts to promote gender equality, it will implement women-only recruitment, in accordance with Article 8 of the Act on Securing, Etc., of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment.
(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.