Professor Position in the Research Section of Dynamics of Foundation Structures, DPRI-KU

  • Deadline : 16 Jan. 2023
  • Job Openings

【English】Details of the Job Openings

The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent Professor

Location: Research Division of Earthquake Disasters, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.

Job description and required qualifications:
The appointed professor is required to conduct research that contributes to the improvement of seismic performance and early functional recovery after earthquakes for a variety of civil engineering structures and facilities. In particular, the candidate is expected to conduct research on the rational modeling of seismic action and input ground motions based on the latest geophysical knowledge and observations, analysis of dynamic response characteristics and damage properties of ground-foundation-structure systems during earthquakes, hazard analysis to assess seismic risk of urban areas, and vulnerability of lifeline networks. In addition, the candidate will have responsibility for education in the Department of Urban Management, 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 16th, 2023 at the following address:
Selection Committee for Dynamics of Foundation Structures 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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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.