Professor Position in the Research Section of Sedimentation Disasters, DRPI-KU

  • Deadline : 06 Jan. 2023
  • Job Openings

【English】Details of the Job Openings
The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent 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 professor is required to conduct research on the sedimentary disaster mitigation in river basins, clarifying the mechanisms and developing prediction methods of sediment yield and sediment propagations, and clarifying the structures of water-sediment-ecosystem interaction and its application to the environmental disaster mitigation. In particular, the candidate is expected to conduct researches on debris flows, slope failures, and volcanic mud flows considering the effects of the climate change, through laboratory experiments and field investigations. The candidate is also responsible for integral research and education with the Hodaka Sedimentation Observatory, and management and support of the research implementation there. In addition, the candidate will have responsibility 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 and be proficient in Japanese.
Anticipated start date: As soon as possible after April 1st, 2023
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, and Anniversary of Foundation of the University.
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, January 6th, 2023
at the following address:

Selection Committee for Sedimentation Disasters 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 @)
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.
(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