Associate Professor Position in the Research Section of Information for Landslide Disaster Risk Cognition and Reduction, DPRI-KU

  • Deadline : 11 Dec. 2023
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Location: Research Section of Information for Landslide Disaster Risk Cognition and Reduction, Research Center for Landslide Disaster Risk Cognition and Reduction, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan.


Job description and required qualifications:

The appointed associate professor is required to conduct research on analyzing and evaluating the relationship between land use and landslide risk by integrating concepts from various research fields, such as geology, geomorphology, geoinformatics, geophysics, and related fields. The candidate is expected to develop methods to create detailed landslide disaster risk information for government agencies, local authorities, and the general public, and to develop methods to immediately disseminate the landslide disaster risk information. Moreover, the candidate is expected to conduct research in collaboration with relevant practitioners to enhance the societal implementation of developed methods. 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, have practical experience in landslide disaster management, and be proficient in Japanese.


For detailed information about the Research Center for Landslide Disaster Risk Cognition and Reduction, please visit the following website:


Anticipated start date: As soon as possible after the selection.


Term of Employment: Five years (The contract is renewable. Furthermore, the Research Center for Landslide Disaster Risk Cognition and Reduction is an organization established based on a special MEXT budget request, and the form of the renewed contract will depend on the evaluation of the organization.)


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 publications) and practical works (reports and other documents demonstrating practical experience)

(3) Copies of five relevant publications and/or reports

(4) Brief summary of research and practical works, as well as the 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 postal and e-mail addresses)


The complete application package must arrive by the deadline of 17:00 JST, December 11th, 2023 at the following address:

Selection Committee for the Associate Professor at the Research Section of Information for Landslide Disaster Risk Cognition and Reduction

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.
  • 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.