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

  • Deadline : 18 Dec. 2023
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Location: Research Center for Earthquake Hazards, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.


Job description and required qualifications:

The appointed assistant professor is required to conduct research to clarify crustal deformation processes with related rheology by analyzing geophysical observation data, mainly geodetic data, which contributes to the understanding of generation processes of inland earthquakes and to the advancement of forecasting of their occurrence. 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 able to use Japanese on a daily basis.


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, 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 18th, 2023 at the following address:

Selection Committee for Inland Earthquakes 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 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. 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.
  • With regard to the evaluation of research achievements, the impact of periods of interruption in research activities due to childbirth, childcare, nursing care, etc. (blank periods) will be taken into consideration. If there are blank periods, please indicate them at the end of the list of publications.
  • 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.