Professor Position in the Structural Dynamics Laboratory, Research Division of Earthquake Disasters

  • Deadline : 13 Oct. 2015
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Professor Position in the Structural Dynamics Laboratory, Research Division of Earthquake Disasters, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University

July 13th, 2015

The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University invites applications for a permanent Professor position. Job description and required qualification: The appointed professor is expected to conduct research on advanced ground motion evaluation for nonlinear or irregular ground responses,
evaluation of seismic response considering soil-foundation-structure interaction, and/or quantitative evaluation of the seismic performance of buildings. These efforts will be carried out to contribute to better damage prediction, advanced seismic design, and improved rehabilitation of structures, through collaboration with other organizations within and outside of Japan. The successful applicant is also expected to contribute to the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. He/she is expected to have a Ph.D. or its equivalent and to be proficient in Japanese.

Starting date: As soon as possible after April 1st, 2016.
Working conditions: Working hours: 38 hours 45 minutes per week under a flexible-hours system. Days off: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, Year-end and New Year holidays, University Foundation Day, and summer vacation.
Salary and benefits: To be determined in accordance with the existing employment regulations of Kyoto University. Insurance: (1) Health and Pension Insurance covered by the National Government Employee’s Mutual Aid Association. (2) Unemployment Insurance, and (3) Worker’s Compensation.

Applicants should prepare the following material:
(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 letters 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 Oct. 13th, 2015 (JST) at the following address:
Selection Committee for Earthquake Disaster Professor, Structural Dynamics,
Administrative Office, Uji Campus, Kyoto University Uji, Kyoto 611-0011 JAPAN

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