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

  • Deadline : 08 Dec. 2023
  • Job Openings

【English】Details of the Job Openings



The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent Associate 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 associate professor is required to conduct researches on the sedimentary disaster mitigation in river basins, the mechanisms and the prediction methods of sediment movement including sediment yield and propagations, and the sediment control in river basins considering the effects of the climate change. Those researches are expected to be implemented through numerical simulations, laboratory experiments and field investigations. The candidate is also expected to support the management of the Hodaka Sedimentation Observatory, and to implement the observational researches 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 the selection


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, December 8th, 2023 at the following address:

Selection Committee for Sedimentation Disasters Associate 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performance during maternity/childcare leave will be considered equivalent to performance before and after the leave period.
  • 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.